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. Why do people seek out beauty?
(a) They want to lighten their load.
(b) They want to see if it exists.
(c) They want to become beautiful.
(d) They want to add it to the world.

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

3. What is different about the searches for beauty than other searches?
(a) People want to share beauty.
(b) People don't ever find beauty.
(c) People cannot build beauty.
(d) People are not distracted by beauty.

4. What is NOT always found with beauty?
(a) Personality.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Love.
(d) Evil.

5. What is the second of the four examples used to disprove those who want to banish beauty?
(a) Persons.
(b) Gods.
(c) Poems.
(d) Gardens.

6. Beauty is compacted with ______________.
(a) Tension.
(b) Quality.
(c) Justice.
(d) Equality.

7. What does Scarry say about the demotion of beauty?
(a) It is plausible.
(b) It is dangerous.
(c) It is incoherent.
(d) It is ineffective.

8. What is the fourth of the four examples used to disprove those who want to banish beauty?
(a) Gardens.
(b) Poems.
(c) Gods.
(d) Persons.

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

10. What does beauty give us access to do?
(a) Be distracted from evil.
(b) Find love.
(c) Feel alive.
(d) Seek better things.

11. What is the third of the four examples used to disprove those who want to banish beauty?
(a) Persons.
(b) Gods.
(c) Poems.
(d) Gardens.

12. What concept did Edmund Burke write about?
(a) The sublime.
(b) The equality.
(c) The Utopia.
(d) The caste system.

13. What kind of life does Scarry want to make beautiful?
(a) Spiritual life.
(b) Interior life.
(c) Exterior life.
(d) Existential life.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these 'nots' is NOT associated with beauty?

2. What was the profession of the friend of Scarry's who doubted her ideas?

3. What do unharmed poems prove?

4. What contemporary writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

5. What is the first phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

(see the answer keys)

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