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. Who says that beauty puts us in touch with our bodies?
(a) Sorrin.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Sophocles.
(d) Scarry.

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

3. What did Andreas write about?
(a) Fraternity.
(b) Slavery.
(c) History.
(d) Religion.

4. What symbolizes social justice for Scarry?
(a) The stars.
(b) The moon.
(c) The sky.
(d) The earth.

5. What started the demotion of beauty?
(a) The printing of the Bible.
(b) The introduction of the sublime.
(c) The change in power distribution.
(d) The fall of Rome.

6. Beauty was demoted from ______________.
(a) The natural man.
(b) The arts.
(c) The sublime.
(d) All of these.

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

8. Who wanted to banish beauty in the 20th Century?
(a) Ugly people.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Priests.
(d) Critics.

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

10. What does Scarry try to include in her writing?
(a) Emphasis.
(b) Religion.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Doctrine.

11. What does Scarry say a bad vase lends value to?
(a) Other works of the maker.
(b) The maker of the vase.
(c) Good vases.
(d) The flowers in the vase.

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

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

14. What baroque writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Plato.
(b) None of these.
(c) Frieud.
(d) Socrates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What country did the contemporary writer tell about?

2. How many kinds of perception does Scarry talk about in this book?

3. What can never be harmful?

4. What part of life did the demotion of beauty affect the most?

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

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