Nicomachean Ethics Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book VI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Aristotle states that as a child needs an instructor, so too do the desiring parts of the soul need what?
(a) A body.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Reason.
(d) Rest.

2. Deliberation is, for Aristotle, principally about the things to be done by whom?
(a) The state.
(b) The community.
(c) Oneself.
(d) Others.

3. What causes a distortion to come about in most people, according to the opinion of Aristotle in III.4?
(a) The inactivity of the mind.
(b) The action of pain.
(c) The activity of the will.
(d) The action of pleasure.

4. What sort of person is he who brings food fit for a wedding to a small dinner, according to Aristotle?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Generous.
(c) Magnificent.
(d) Vulgar.

5. For what do praise and blame come about, according to Aristotle in III.1?
(a) Habits.
(b) Willing actions.
(c) Predispositions.
(d) Unwilling actions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the virtuous disposition most directly concerned, for Aristotle, with playfulness and humor?

2. By doing what, in the opinion of Aristotle, does man make himself a certain sort of person?

3. Aristotle states that one suffers injustice willingly in what situation?

4. In Aristotle's view, the sort of virtue which is concerned with pleasures and pains belongs to what?

5. What determines, according to Aristotle's arguments in V.8, the justice or injustice of one's actions?

(see the answer key)

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