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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, according to Aristotle in the beginning of V.6, makes an act unjust without necessarily making the person who commits it unjust?
(a) Choice.
(b) Passion.
(c) Deliberation.
(d) Coercion.

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

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

5. 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) Money.
(c) Love.
(d) Reason.

6. How many sorts of political justice are there by the count of Aristotle?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

7. By doing what, in the opinion of Aristotle, does man make himself a certain sort of person?
(a) Opining.
(b) Wishing.
(c) Desiring.
(d) Choosing.

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

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

10. Aristotle says that the magnanimous man cares more for what than for people's opinions?
(a) Money.
(b) Truth.
(c) Fame.
(d) Respect.

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

12. How many types of virtue does Aristotle claim exist at the beginning of Book II?
(a) Seven.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

14. From Aristotle's perspective, against the yardstick of what do men generally compare their actions?
(a) Vice and virtue.
(b) Pleasure and pain.
(c) Truth and falsity.
(d) The archetypal man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Aristotle, to what degree do the fortunes of one's family and friends likely impact the deceased?

2. At what does every action seem to aim, according to Aristotle?

3. What sort of person is he who brings food fit for a wedding to a small dinner, according to Aristotle?

4. What did the Pythagoreans say is simply just?

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

(see the answer keys)

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