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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what sort of life is self-sufficiency most present in the view of Aristotle?
(a) The laborious life.
(b) The morally virtuous life.
(c) The contemplative life.
(d) The mathematical life.

2. According to Aristotle, by what means do particulars, with which practical judgment is concerned, become known?
(a) Intuitions.
(b) Divinations.
(c) Experiences.
(d) Reasonings.

3. What two things does Aristotle state are linked together in the beginning of X.8?
(a) Practical judgment and moral virtue.
(b) Practical judgment and feelings.
(c) Moral virtue and wisdom.
(d) Moral virtue and art.

4. In what sort of friendship are there no complaints, according to the view of Aristotle?
(a) Utility.
(b) Familial.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Virtue.

5. With the beginnings of what consideration does Aristotle end the Ethics?
(a) Virtuous men.
(b) Metaphysics.
(c) Political states.
(d) The human soul.

6. With what power of the soul does Aristotle state that astuteness shares its concern?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Practical judgment.

7. Words that concern things such as feelings and actions are less believable than what, according to Aristotle?
(a) Words concerning being.
(b) Words concerning judgments.
(c) Actions themselves.
(d) Feelings themselves.

8. What sort of pleasures are said by Aristotle to not have an excess?
(a) Those that are pleasant to the virtuous.
(b) Those whose contraries are painful.
(c) Those that involve no pains.
(d) Those that are pleasureful incidentally.

9. What does Aristotle say one must do in addition to knowing virtue?
(a) Engage in discourse concerning virtue.
(b) Perform virtue.
(c) Contemplate virtue.
(d) Instruct others in virtue.

10. Which kind of incontinence is least blameless, according to Aristotle's claims in VII.6?
(a) That from spiritedness.
(b) That from viciousness.
(c) That from desires.
(d) That from scheming.

11. What principally occupies the topic of discussion in X.6?
(a) Work.
(b) Idleness.
(c) Thinking.
(d) Recreation.

12. What does Aristotle state is akin to friendship in the beginning of IX.5?
(a) Goodwill.
(b) Sound reason.
(c) Love.
(d) Familial relationships.

13. With what is IX.3 concerned?
(a) The accepting of goods from friends.
(b) The distribution of goods to friends.
(c) The eternity of friendships.
(d) The corruption of friendships.

14. With what is the second part of the reasoning part of the soul concerned in the view of Aristotle?
(a) Things that might be but are not at all.
(b) Things that can never be.
(c) Things that cannot be other than they are.
(d) Things that can be other than they are.

15. Whom does Aristotle reference as taking in payment whatever his student desired to pay for the knowledge he would learn?
(a) Empedocles.
(b) Protagoras.
(c) Anaximenes.
(d) Plato.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the powers of the soul that Aristotle claims is used to disclose truth is directed at the sources of truth?

2. What quality does Aristotle state is involved in friendship in IX.6?

3. When will virtuous upbringing and exercises no longer be painful in the theory of Aristotle?

4. What two forces does Aristotle claim determine the strength of an obligation to another person, in a situation where there is a conflict, according to IX.2?

5. With what state of man's character is VII.5 concerned?

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