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Elaine Scarry
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Scarry say the general attitude about beauty indicates in society?
(a) The worsening of morals.
(b) The pliancy of consciousness.
(c) The strange directional challenges.
(d) The need for religion.

2. Which one of these is one of the errors in beauty listed in this book?
(a) Attributes being unevenly noted.
(b) The self indulgence of it.
(c) All the abuse it causes.
(d) The variety of perspectives.

3. What did Wittgenstein say marked true beauty?
(a) Pride.
(b) Replication.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Anonymity.

4. How did Scarry feel about Proust's idea of where the most beauty could be found?
(a) She thinks it is a cowardly description.
(b) She disagrees.
(c) She agrees.
(d) She sees the merit, but thinks it is too bold.

5. What did Plato say really caused children?
(a) The act of beauty replicating itself.
(b) The desire of men to see themselves.
(c) The banal need for beauty.
(d) The repercussions of pride.

Short Answer Questions

1. What impulse does Scarry say beauty creates?

2. What is Scarry's first conclusion about Odysseus's visit?

3. To what kind of craving does Scarry compare beauty?

4. Whom did Danto write to in his excerpt in this book?

5. When did beauty in post colonialism make a huge entrance in studies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first error of beauty explained by Scarry?

2. Why did Plato say people had children?

3. What does Scarry say happens when the desire for beauty fades?

4. What revelations did Scarry have after reading about Odysseus?

5. What does Emily Dickinson say about revelatory moments?

6. What does Scarry say about the metaphysical qualities of beauty?

7. For what is Matisse known?

8. What kind of change in beauty is hardest for Scarry to deal with and why?

9. What did Wittgenstein say marked true beauty?

10. What is "The Painter and His Model, Studio Interior" about?

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