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 does Scarry say was removed from beauty with its demotion?
(a) Its widespread diversity.
(b) Its educational qualities.
(c) Its metaphysical qualities.
(d) Its good effects.

2. What can never be harmful?
(a) Giving pleasure to others.
(b) Being beautiful.
(c) Seeking for beautiful things.
(d) Reading about beauty.

3. How does a bad vase give value to something else?
(a) It provides opposition.
(b) It doesn't detract from beauty.
(c) It allows the maker practice.
(d) It lowers the standards.

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

5. What does Scarry try to include in her writing?
(a) Doctrine.
(b) Religion.
(c) Emphasis.
(d) Philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last kind of perception described in the book?

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

3. Who says that beauty puts us in touch with our bodies?

4. What does Scarry use a cube to prove?

5. In what field was beauty taboo when this book was written?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do gods prove the usefulness of beauty?

2. What are the two perceptions of beauty Scarry talks about, and how do they differ?

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

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

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

6. What does Scarry always include in her writing and why?

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

8. What did Augustine say all people sought after?

9. What does Scarry use as her examples against those who said beauty was bad?

10. How does Scarry end this book?

(see the answer keys)

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