On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Elaine Scarry
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through On Beauty and Being Wrong.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Wittgenstein say marked true beauty?
(a) Replication.
(b) Kindness.
(c) Pride.
(d) Anonymity.

2. What does Scarry say about things that once were beautiful but change?
(a) They show use ourselves.
(b) They are hard on the heart.
(c) All of these.
(d) They confuse the ideas of beauty.

3. When did beauty in post colonialism make a huge entrance in studies?
(a) The 1970's.
(b) The 1980's.
(c) The 1960's.
(d) The 1990's.

4. What does Scarry say Beauty's aim should be?
(a) To improve society.
(b) To tell the future.
(c) To show truth.
(d) To combat evil.

5. What changed in Scarry's vision when she found beauty in a certain tree?
(a) She saw beauty in other trees.
(b) She saw patterns of the tree in other paintings.
(c) All of these.
(d) She saw the symbolism in all living things.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Scarry say the metaphysical aspect of beauty validates?

2. What does Scarry say is our major limitation in seeing beauty?

3. How does Scarry feel about Matisse's ideas?

4. Where did Matisse do most of his work?

5. What impulse does Scarry say beauty creates?

(see the answer key)

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