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

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

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

4. What baroque writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) None of these.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Frieud.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Euripides describe in detail?

3. What is the first phase used to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What mental actions does Scarry write about, and what do they cause?

2. How do gods prove the usefulness of beauty?

3. How does Scarry feel about the political implications on beauty in her time?

4. What is the double meaning of fairness?

5. What did Plato say about the beauty of one?

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

7. How does Scarry end this book?

8. What does Scarry say is different about people searching for beauty?

9. What does Scarry not like about the negative arguments against beauty?

10. What does Scarry say most people want when they search for things?

(see the answer keys)

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