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 does Scarry say about the notions of those who wanted to banish beauty?
(a) They are unfounded.
(b) They are showing their weaknesses.
(c) They are contradictory.
(d) They are half truths.

2. What kind of argument was used when Scarry described what beauty could not do?
(a) Negative argument.
(b) Persuasive argument.
(c) Positive argument.
(d) Elemental argument.

3. How are the complaints lodged against beauty described?
(a) All of these.
(b) Ridiculous.
(c) Unfair.
(d) Incoherent.

4. How did Scarry's doubtful friend study her ideas about beauty?
(a) He read them forwards and backwards.
(b) He compared it with his own works.
(c) He read it over the space of a year.
(d) He looked at both sides.

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

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

7. What did Scarry salute?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Continued existence.
(c) Countries centered around beauty.
(d) Philosophers who loved religion.

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

9. How many phases does Scarry use to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Two.
(b) Six.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

11. What led to beauty being trapped in a particular realm?
(a) The negative views about it.
(b) Its demotion.
(c) People changing its ideas.
(d) The poems written about it.

12. What complaints against beauty bother Scarry the most?
(a) Jealous complaints.
(b) Past complaints.
(c) Religious complaints.
(d) Political complaints.

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

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

15. What can never be harmful?
(a) Being beautiful.
(b) Giving pleasure to others.
(c) Seeking for beautiful things.
(d) Reading about beauty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of potential does Scarry reaffirm when working in a garden?

2. What is every person seeking?

3. What is a God impervious to according to Scarry?

4. Why can't poems be harmed?

5. What does Scarry say was removed from beauty with its demotion?

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