On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Elaine Scarry
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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. Where was beauty largely noticed in the 1990's?
(a) The humanities.
(b) Natural settings.
(c) Politics.
(d) Patriotic ideals.

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

3. Scarry's doubtful friend agreed with the idea that ________________.
(a) Beauty brought about good.
(b) Beauty and justice needed balance.
(c) People needed beauty to survive.
(d) People were better with beauty.

4. What complaints against beauty bother Scarry the most?
(a) Religious complaints.
(b) Past complaints.
(c) Political complaints.
(d) Jealous complaints.

5. Beauty was demoted from ______________.
(a) All of these.
(b) The arts.
(c) The sublime.
(d) The natural man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What changed in Scarry's vision when she found beauty in a certain tree?

2. What kind of error does Scarry say is not an error of beauty?

3. Who says that beauty decenters the viewer?

4. How does a bad vase give value to something else?

5. What does Scarry say marked works created imperfectly?

(see the answer key)

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