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. Where does Scarry say the desire for social good manifests itself?
(a) In the mind.
(b) On paper.
(c) As an object.
(d) In communities.

2. Why do some people claim beauty is not earned?
(a) It is too subjective.
(b) It is too easily obtained.
(c) Some people are born with it.
(d) Some people don't desire it.

3. What is the first of the four examples used to disprove those who want to banish beauty?
(a) Persons.
(b) Gardens.
(c) Poems.
(d) Gods.

4. What does Scarry like about the term with the dual meaning?
(a) It has symmetry.
(b) It is always changing.
(c) It leaves room for error.
(d) It proves her point.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is different about the searches for beauty than other searches?

2. What do unharmed poems prove?

3. What is most vulnerable when beauty is admired?

4. What is the normal distinction between beauty and deity?

5. How does Scarry describe her explanations of beauty?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Scarry say can never be harmful to humans, and why?

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

6. What does Scarry say about critics of beauty?

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

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

9. Why do some people feel beauty is not earned?

10. How does Scarry end this book?

(see the answer keys)

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