On Beauty and Being Just Test | Final Test - Medium

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

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

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

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

5. What about beauty did those wanting to banish it say was destructive?
(a) People's striving for it.
(b) All of these.
(c) People's attention on it.
(d) People's gaze on it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What contemporary writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

2. What did those who wanted to banish beauty think was wrong with it?

3. What do unharmed poems prove?

4. Which of these terms has a dual meaning?

5. What does Scarry say about the notions of those who wanted to banish beauty?

Short Essay Questions

1. What feeling do most people achieve when they seek beauty?

2. What does Scarry say comes to a community before justice?

3. What is the double meaning of fairness?

4. How does Scarry end this book?

5. What does Scarry say about gardens?

6. What did Rilke salute with his words on beauty and justice?

7. What does Scarry say about beauty leading to urges?

8. What about beauty did Scarry's critics say was destructive?

9. With what does the search for beauty make a compact?

10. Where does Scarry see the most vulnerability in beauty being admired?

(see the answer keys)

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