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. Why does the author want to perpetuate beauty?
(a) To show she is write.
(b) To make life happier.
(c) To make the world better.
(d) All of these.

2. What does Scarry say we should stop doing to objects?
(a) Scorning them.
(b) Using them.
(c) Caring about them.
(d) Judging them.

3. How did Da Vinci create beauty?
(a) He painted.
(b) He sketched.
(c) He was an inventor.
(d) All of these.

4. How did Scarry feel about Plato's ideas about beauty?
(a) She is confused by them.
(b) She agreed with them.
(c) She is amused by them.
(d) She hates them.

5. What kind of error does Scarry say is not an error of beauty?
(a) Religious error.
(b) Visual errors.
(c) Intellectual errors.
(d) Philosophical errors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of moment does Scarry say follows most errors?

2. What does Scarry say about things that once were beautiful but change?

3. What did Proust want to stay in front of forever?

4. When does Scarry say beauty is not sacred?

5. What is the title of the second section of this book?

(see the answer key)

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