On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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. What is the last kind of perception described in the book?
(a) Involuntary.
(b) Active.
(c) Passive.
(d) Manipulated.

2. What part of life did the demotion of beauty affect the most?
(a) Politics.
(b) Family life.
(c) Education.
(d) Religion.

3. What kind of approach does Scarry say Marxism takes?
(a) Generational.
(b) Religious.
(c) Theoretical.
(d) Political.

4. What led to beauty being trapped in a particular realm?
(a) People changing its ideas.
(b) The poems written about it.
(c) Its demotion.
(d) The negative views about it.

5. Why does Scarry think Matisse will reach more people than her?
(a) He was an artist.
(b) He held grudges.
(c) He had children.
(d) He was famous.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times was Odyessus saved by beauty?

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

3. What did Scarry say many philosophers had a hard time doing?

4. What kind of tree did Matisse love?

5. What kind of tree did Matisse always hate?

(see the answer key)

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