On Beauty and Being Just Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Elaine Scarry
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Scarry prove her ideas about beauty?
(a) She cites studies.
(b) She gives her own experiences.
(c) She quotes old philosophers.
(d) She interviews other leaders.

3. Who painted "The Morning Session"?
(a) Scarry.
(b) Matisse.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Oscar Wilde.

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

5. Scarry says most beauty is what kind of event?
(a) Religious.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Visual.
(d) Physical.

6. What does Matisse say should increase beauty in strange things?
(a) Cultural differences.
(b) Love.
(c) Happy memories.
(d) Agreeable opinions.

7. Who wrote poems about mistakes in beauty?
(a) Emily Dickinson.
(b) Robert Frost.
(c) John Donne.
(d) Plato.

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

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

10. Why does the author want to perpetuate beauty?
(a) To make the world better.
(b) To show she is write.
(c) All of these.
(d) To make life happier.

11. Who wrote about Odysseus?
(a) Homer.
(b) Plato.
(c) Heracles.
(d) Sophocles.

12. How does Scarry feel about Matisse's ideas?
(a) She agrees with her.
(b) She disagrees.
(c) She is confused by them.
(d) She agrees with only parts of them.

13. Where did Scarry first see beauty in a certain tree?
(a) A vacation.
(b) A book.
(c) A painting.
(d) A dream.

14. What was Proust's occupation?
(a) Preacher.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Writer.

15. What kind of limitation does Scarry say keeps most people from seeing beauty?
(a) Mental.
(b) Religious.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Physical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of moment does Scarry say follows most errors?

2. Scarry says beauty ignites a desire for ____________.

3. How does the poet who wrote about mistakes in beauty describe these mistakes?

4. What kind of book is this?

5. What form did Scarry study most in Matisse's work?

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