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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With which of the following is politics imminently concerned, as described by Aristotle in I.3?
(a) The nature of power.
(b) The codification of law.
(c) The nature of justice.
(d) Foreign affairs.

2. In Aristotle's view, the sort of virtue which is concerned with pleasures and pains belongs to what?
(a) Communal.
(b) Thinking.
(c) Character.
(d) Divine.

3. What extreme is most comparable to the virtue of courage in the opinion of Aristotle?
(a) Cowardice.
(b) Rashness.
(c) Confidence.
(d) Indignation.

4. Where is the source of a willing act located, according to Aristotle?
(a) External to oneself.
(b) In oneself.
(c) In one's disposition.
(d) In one's nature.

5. Which of the following does Aristotle not list as a feeling that comes to be present in the soul?
(a) Longing.
(b) Fear.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Joy.

6. What characterizes the mean condition between the two extremes discussed in IV.7?
(a) Cleverness.
(b) Modesty.
(c) Nobility.
(d) Truthfulness.

7. Which of the following words least accurately describes the virtue that is the topic of IV.5?
(a) Gentleness.
(b) Passivity.
(c) Good temper.
(d) Mildness.

8. Concerning generosity, Aristotle says what concerning not taking something offered and giving something away?
(a) That not taking something offered is harder.
(b) That giving something away is harder.
(c) That neither is difficult.
(d) That they are equally difficult.

9. Who, in the opinion of Aristotle, is benefited by a stingy person?
(a) No one.
(b) Himself.
(c) The rich.
(d) Everyone.

10. In Aristotle's thinking, the function of man is an activity of soul which follows upon or implies the soul's possession of what?
(a) Temperance.
(b) Love.
(c) Money.
(d) Reason.

11. What is a suitable category, in Aristotle's view, in which to place the feeling of shame?
(a) Virtues.
(b) Conditional values.
(c) Feelings.
(d) Vices.

12. With what virtue is III.10 concerned?
(a) Prudence.
(b) Temperance.
(c) Magnanimity.
(d) Courage.

13. In how many ways are things called courage according to Aristotle in Book Three?
(a) One.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Ten.

14. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of Aristotle's magnanimous man?
(a) Anxiety.
(b) Slowness of movement.
(c) Lack of wonderment.
(d) A deep voice.

15. How do lawmakers make citizens good in the opinion of Aristotle?
(a) By threatening them with punishment.
(b) By habituating them.
(c) By giving them positive incentives.
(d) By informing their intellects.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many types of justice are discussed in V.4?

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

3. From Aristotle's perspective, against the yardstick of what do men generally compare their actions?

4. Which of the following does Aristotle not list as a theory of that by which happiness comes about?

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

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