On Beauty and Being Just Test | Final 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. How does Scarry describe her explanations of beauty?
(a) Partial.
(b) Naive.
(c) Full.
(d) Incomplete.

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

3. What is the third phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Baroque writers.
(b) Mid-Century writers.
(c) Contemporary writers.
(d) Classic philosophers.

4. Why can't poems be harmed?
(a) They are full of life.
(b) They are creations.
(c) They are eternal.
(d) They are inanimate.

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

6. What does beauty urge people to do in a good way?
(a) Protect.
(b) Create.
(c) Thrive.
(d) Manipulate.

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

8. What is the normal distinction between beauty and deity?
(a) That which feels natural and that which feels foreign.
(b) That which charms us and that which moves us.
(c) That which motivates us and that which holds us back.
(d) That which compels us and that which calms us.

9. What mid-century writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Sion.
(b) Simone.
(c) Simon.
(d) Sim.

10. Why does Scarry say most people seek for things?
(a) They want to own it.
(b) They want a purpose.
(c) They want to see if it exists.
(d) They want to distract themselves.

11. What is the first phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Contemporary writers.
(b) Mid-Century writers.
(c) Baroque writers.
(d) Classic philosophers.

12. What does Scarry use a cube to prove?
(a) Opposing sides making a whole.
(b) One idea havign six faces.
(c) Being well rounded.
(d) Symmetry with exclusion.

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

14. What is the final phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Classic philosophers.
(b) Baroque writers.
(c) Contemporary writers.
(d) Mid-Century writers.

15. What is uneven in the world?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Education.
(d) All of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. What country did the contemporary writer tell about?

2. What is different about the searches for beauty than other searches?

3. What is the second of the four examples used to disprove those who want to banish beauty?

4. What comes from perfect justice?

5. What kind of argument was used when Scarry described what beauty could not do?

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