On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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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 is Scarry's first conclusion about Odysseus's visit?
(a) Beauty is new.
(b) Beauty is life saving.
(c) Beauty is sacred if it is immortal.
(d) Beauty is sacred if it is mortal.

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

3. What is Scarry's third conclusion about Odysseus's visit?
(a) Beauty cannot always last.
(b) Beauty is life saving.
(c) Beauty is new.
(d) Beauty can be evil.

4. What object did Matisse write about?
(a) Roses.
(b) Palm fronds.
(c) Ivy vines.
(d) Sea shells.

5. What does Scarry say is the first form of art replication?
(a) Touch.
(b) Vision.
(c) Image.
(d) Dreaming.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom did Odysseus visit?

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

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

5. What does Matisse say should increase beauty in strange things?

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