Nicomachean Ethics Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following aptly describes virtues and vices in a manner consistent with Aristotle's description?
(a) Predispositions.
(b) Feelings.
(c) Intellectual states.
(d) Active conditions.

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

3. What is the literal prize for boxers, according to Aristotle in III.9?
(a) A crown of leaves.
(b) A lordship.
(c) A seat in the senate.
(d) A golden medal.

4. What vice is, according to Aristotle, in excess of the virtue of courage?
(a) Sloth.
(b) Gluttony.
(c) Cowardice.
(d) Rashness.

5. How many conditions does Aristotle list as necessary for an act to be performed virtuously?
(a) One.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the source of a willing act located, according to Aristotle?

2. With what virtue is III.10 concerned?

3. About what good and aim of politics do people commonly dispute, according to Aristotle?

4. What two things does Aristotle define as contraries in II.8?

5. What is demonstrated, in Aristotle's perspective, by the person who calmly bears misfortunes and sufferings?

(see the answer key)

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