Nicomachean Ethics Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In how many ways does Aristotle speak of good things in I.6?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

2. What, in the observations of Aristotle, becomes of a man who is given the power to rule and gives himself more of what is good in itself?
(a) He becomes a tyrant.
(b) He becomes greedy.
(c) He is punished by law.
(d) He is soon killed.

3. In contrast to wishing, which is for an end, for what is choosing in Aristotle's philosophical view?
(a) Things related to the self.
(b) Things related to the end.
(c) Things related to others.
(d) Things related to the means.

4. According to Aristotle, the highest good must be something that is what?
(a) Incomplete.
(b) Complete.
(c) Difficult to obtain.
(d) Easily obtained.

5. What two things does Aristotle define as contraries in II.8?
(a) The median and the mean.
(b) The excess and deficiency.
(c) Vice and virtue.
(d) The extremes and the mean.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many sorts of political justice are there by the count of Aristotle?

2. The equitable distribution of justice is a certain kind of what, according to Aristotle?

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

4. Aristotle states that as a child needs an instructor, so too do the desiring parts of the soul need what?

5. Which of the following most accurately describes the behavior of one of the vices Aristotle discusses in IV.6?

(see the answer key)

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