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 beauty give us access to do?
(a) Be distracted from evil.
(b) Seek better things.
(c) Find love.
(d) Feel alive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What realm does beauty live in now according to Scarry?
(a) The Literary.
(b) The Real.
(c) The Dream.
(d) The Imaginative.

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

11. What is negative about the widespread definition of beauty?
(a) It is not given credit for its good.
(b) It is too detailed.
(c) It is marked by what it cannot do.
(d) It is not detailed enough.

12. Which of these is one of the mental actions Scarry says beauty inspires?
(a) Motivating.
(b) Halting.
(c) Creating.
(d) Educating.

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

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

15. What mid-century writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Simon.
(b) Simone.
(c) Sion.
(d) Sim.

Short Answer Questions

1. What about beauty did those wanting to banish it say was destructive?

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

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

4. Who wanted to banish beauty in the 20th Century?

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

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