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

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

3. What is Scarry's hope for the next generation?
(a) They find true justice.
(b) They they understand her words.
(c) They reinstate beauty into religion.
(d) They appreciate beauty.

4. What kind of potential does Scarry reaffirm when working in a garden?
(a) Global potential.
(b) National potential.
(c) Personal potential.
(d) Human potential.

5. What concept did Edmund Burke write about?
(a) The equality.
(b) The caste system.
(c) The sublime.
(d) The Utopia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a God impervious to according to Scarry?

2. What baroque writer did Scarry quote to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did critics of beauty in Scarry's time say about beauty?

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

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

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

5. What does Scarry say about gardens?

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

7. What does Scarry say is the normal distinction between the sublime and the beautiful?

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

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

10. What is the double meaning of fairness?

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