On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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. Where does Scarry look for beauty?
(a) Nature.
(b) All of these.
(c) People.
(d) Objects.

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

3. Scarry says beauty ignites a desire for ____________.
(a) Justice.
(b) All of these.
(c) Safety.
(d) The truth.

4. What kind of moment does Scarry say precedes most errors?
(a) A moment of revelation.
(b) A moment of clarity.
(c) A moment of confusion.
(d) A moment of decision.

5. What does Matisse say should increase beauty in strange things?
(a) Love.
(b) Agreeable opinions.
(c) Cultural differences.
(d) Happy memories.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Matisse blame for her preference in trees?

2. Whom did Danto write to in his excerpt in this book?

3. What is a motif?

4. Where did Matisse do most of his work?

5. Why does the author want to perpetuate beauty?

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