On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the complaints lodged against beauty described?
(a) Incoherent.
(b) All of these.
(c) Unfair.
(d) Ridiculous.

2. What fear did Matisse write about?
(a) She would die and lose her beauty.
(b) Others would never see her beauty.
(c) She would never be beautiful.
(d) She had missed other beauties in life.

3. Scarry says there is no end to ______________for beauty.
(a) The need.
(b) All of these.
(c) The desire.
(d) The place.

4. Where did Proust see the most beauty?
(a) In landscapes.
(b) In particulars.
(c) In ideas.
(d) In generalities.

5. Who says that beauty removes us from our bodies?
(a) Sophocles.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Scarry.
(d) Sorrin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these terms has a dual meaning?

2. What did Scarry salute?

3. Why do people seek out beauty?

4. What does Scarry try to include in her writing?

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

(see the answer key)

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