On Beauty and Being Just Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Elaine Scarry
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Scarry prove her ideas about beauty?

2. Why did Matisse have the fear she did?

3. Which of these writers is NOT cited in the first half of this book?

4. What did Wittgenstein say marked true beauty?

5. Where did Scarry find a motif?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what is Matisse known?

2. What impulses does Scarry say beauty causes?

3. What does Scarry say happens when the desire for beauty fades?

4. What did Wittgenstein say marked true beauty?

5. What genre does this book fit in and why?

6. What part of Odysseus does Scarry include in this book, and why?

7. Why does Scarry defend beauty?

8. What motif did Scarry notice in Matisse's work?

9. What does Scarry say many philosophers have a hard time defining?

10. What does Scarry say errors in beauty really show us?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the errors in beauty mentioned by Scarry, and how do you think they can be overcome?

Essay Topic 2

How did the selection of quotes chosen by Scarry work together to make this book effective and significant?

Essay Topic 3

How do beauty and justice connect, and what is the effect of this on society?

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