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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what is the virtue of generosity concerned, according to Aristotle?
(a) Time.
(b) Fame.
(c) Money.
(d) Possessions.

2. Which of the following sort of expenditures does Aristotle NOT consider to be honorably magnificent?
(a) Giving a splendid civic feast.
(b) Fitting a warship.
(c) Hosting a private wedding.
(d) Devotion to the gods.

3. The equitable distribution of justice is a certain kind of what, according to Aristotle?
(a) Excess.
(b) Deficiency.
(c) Proportion.
(d) Exactness of arithmetic.

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

5. Who is the source of action, according to Aristotle, of one who acts from spiritedness?
(a) The actor himself.
(b) Nature.
(c) The gods.
(d) The one who angers the actor.

6. About what does man deliberate, according to Aristotle in III.3?
(a) Things related to the means.
(b) Things related to the self.
(c) Things related to the end.
(d) The ends themselves.

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

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

9. With what is V.10 concerned?
(a) The distributable.
(b) The equitable.
(c) The oligarchy.
(d) The aristocracy.

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

11. What determines, according to Aristotle's arguments in V.8, the justice or injustice of one's actions?
(a) Whether or not it is reciprocated.
(b) Whether or not it deals with the whole person.
(c) Whether or not it is done willingly.
(d) Whether or not it deals with the community.

12. Aristotle states that one suffers injustice willingly in what situation?
(a) In situations of judgment.
(b) In situations of poverty.
(c) In situations of sacrifice.
(d) In no situation.

13. Which word adequately indicates the character of the man whose vice is in opposition to that of the braggart, according to Aristotle's description?
(a) Congenial.
(b) Lecherous.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Ironic.

14. Which alone among the virtues seems, for Aristotle, to be someone else's good?
(a) Justice.
(b) Magnanimity.
(c) Temperance.
(d) Courage.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For Aristotle, the good of the human person is the activity of the soul in accordance with what?

3. How does Aristotle say the lawmakers ought to treat people who act beautifully?

4. According to the Pythagoreans, the good belongs to what?

5. What, according to Aristotle in the beginning of V.6, makes an act unjust without necessarily making the person who commits it unjust?

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