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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 contemporary writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?
(a) Ekete.
(b) Eshete.
(c) Erete.
(d) Efete.

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

3. Why do people seek out beauty?
(a) They want to become beautiful.
(b) They want to add it to the world.
(c) They want to lighten their load.
(d) They want to see if it exists.

4. Who says that beauty removes us from our bodies?
(a) Scarry.
(b) Sorrin.
(c) Sophocles.
(d) Shakespeare.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Plato said the beauty of one could lead to ____________.

2. What does Scarry say a bad vase lends value to?

3. What is most vulnerable when beauty is admired?

4. What was Iris Murdoch's occupation?

5. Who said that all things aspire to equality?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the double meaning of fairness?

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

4. How does Scarry say most people feel when they admire beauty in others?

5. What did Augustine say all people sought after?

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

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

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

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

10. What does Scarry say about the bad vase?

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