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 many kinds of perception does Scarry talk about in this book?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

2. What symbolizes social justice for Scarry?
(a) The earth.
(b) The stars.
(c) The moon.
(d) The sky.

3. What is the first kind of perception described by Scarry?
(a) Passive.
(b) Involuntary.
(c) Active.
(d) Voluntary.

4. What kind of tree did Matisse always hate?
(a) Palm.
(b) Maple.
(c) Sycamore.
(d) Oak.

5. Who said that all things aspire to equality?
(a) Augustine.
(b) Aristortle.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Sophocles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does beauty unseen improve?

2. How did Scarry feel about Plato's ideas about beauty?

3. Why do people seek out beauty?

4. How does Scarry say education helps beauty?

5. What comes from perfect justice?

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