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

2. Those who wanted to banish beauty wanted to keep beauty out of ___________.
(a) Religious Practices.
(b) Main stream media.
(c) Academic Conversations.
(d) Political Campaigns.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does an onlooker of beauty often wish?
(a) To trade places with the beautiful being.
(b) To stay there a little longer.
(c) To create something as beautiful.
(d) To enhance their own lives.

11. What was the profession of the friend of Scarry's who doubted her ideas?
(a) Professor.
(b) Writer.
(c) Politician.
(d) Philosopher.

12. What did Euripides describe in detail?
(a) Assembly halls.
(b) Huts.
(c) Churches.
(d) Ships.

13. What is a God impervious to according to Scarry?
(a) Death.
(b) Fear.
(c) Ugliness.
(d) Harm from humans.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

2. What is the last kind of perception described in the book?

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

4. Who introduced the concept that led to the demotion of beauty?

5. What kind of pressure does beauty cause?

(see the answer keys)

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