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. What implications are investigated in the section on being fair?
(a) None of these.
(b) Moral implications.
(c) Legal implication.
(d) Religious implications.

2. What is every person seeking?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Love.
(c) All of these.
(d) Belonging.

3. What contemporary writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Efete.
(b) Ekete.
(c) Erete.
(d) Eshete.

4. In what field was beauty taboo when this book was written?
(a) All of these.
(b) Religion.
(c) Politics.
(d) Academics.

5. Who says that beauty decenters the viewer?
(a) Wellington.
(b) Wall.
(c) Wittengate.
(d) Weil.

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

7. What is most vulnerable when beauty is admired?
(a) The person who is overlooked.
(b) The person being admired.
(c) The person who chooses not to admire others.
(d) The person admiring the beauty.

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

9. Which of these is one of the mental actions Scarry says beauty inspires?
(a) Perceiving.
(b) Receiving.
(c) Judging.
(d) Computing.

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

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

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

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

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

15. How does Scarry describe her explanations of beauty?
(a) Partial.
(b) Incomplete.
(c) Naive.
(d) Full.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Andreas write about?

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

3. What did those who wanted to banish beauty think was wrong with it?

4. What does an onlooker of beauty often wish?

5. What did Euripides describe in detail?

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