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. Where does Scarry say the desire for social good manifests itself?
(a) On paper.
(b) As an object.
(c) In communities.
(d) In the mind.

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

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

4. Who introduced the concept that led to the demotion of beauty?
(a) Cisero.
(b) Lund.
(c) Paul.
(d) Kant.

5. What is Scarry's hope for the next generation?
(a) They appreciate beauty.
(b) They reinstate beauty into religion.
(c) They find true justice.
(d) They they understand her words.

6. What specific plat type does Scarry refer to when talking about gardens?
(a) Shrubs.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Trees.
(d) Ferns.

7. What is negative about the widespread definition of beauty?
(a) It is marked by what it cannot do.
(b) It is not detailed enough.
(c) It is not given credit for its good.
(d) It is too detailed.

8. How did Scarry's doubtful friend study her ideas about beauty?
(a) He read it over the space of a year.
(b) He compared it with his own works.
(c) He read them forwards and backwards.
(d) He looked at both sides.

9. What does the vulnerable person who admires beauty risk?
(a) Being rejected.
(b) Becoming attached.
(c) Having no privacy.
(d) Giving up secrets.

10. Plato said the beauty of one could lead to ____________.
(a) The creation of more.
(b) The love between others.
(c) The care of all.
(d) The replication of beauty.

11. What was Iris Murdoch's occupation?
(a) Motivational Speaker.
(b) Preacher.
(c) Editor.
(d) Writer.

12. What kind of argument was used when Scarry described what beauty could not do?
(a) Elemental argument.
(b) Positive argument.
(c) Negative argument.
(d) Persuasive argument.

13. What comes from perfect justice?
(a) Perfect beauty.
(b) Perfect creation.
(c) Perfect rendering.
(d) Perfect equality.

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

15. How does a bad vase give value to something else?
(a) It lowers the standards.
(b) It allows the maker practice.
(c) It provides opposition.
(d) It doesn't detract from beauty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Scarry say about the notions of those who wanted to banish beauty?

2. What mid-century writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

3. Which of these is one of the mental actions Scarry says beauty inspires?

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

5. What country did the contemporary writer tell about?

(see the answer keys)

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