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

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. Why do some people claim beauty is not earned?
(a) It is too subjective.
(b) It is too easily obtained.
(c) Some people are born with it.
(d) Some people don't desire it.

7. What did those who wanted to banish beauty think was wrong with it?
(a) It was destructive.
(b) It was unfairly distributed.
(c) It was useless.
(d) It was distracting.

8. What does Scarry say confirms the life of gardens?
(a) Admiring their beauty.
(b) Caring for the plants there.
(c) Helping plants reproduce.
(d) Pulling weeds.

9. What does Scarry say was removed from beauty with its demotion?
(a) Its widespread diversity.
(b) Its good effects.
(c) Its educational qualities.
(d) Its metaphysical qualities.

10. What kind of pressure does beauty cause?
(a) Distributive.
(b) Positive.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Functional.

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

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

13. What kind of potential does Scarry reaffirm when working in a garden?
(a) Global potential.
(b) National potential.
(c) Personal potential.
(d) Human potential.

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

15. What is the only place where beauty can possibly be bad?
(a) In nature.
(b) In religion.
(c) In humans.
(d) In memories.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says that beauty removes us from our bodies?

2. What does beauty urge people to do in a good way?

3. What is NOT always found with beauty?

4. What comes from perfect justice?

5. How are the complaints lodged against beauty described?

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