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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what way does Aristotle claim the incontinent person is unlike the vicious?
(a) The former is ignorant.
(b) The latter acts through choice.
(c) The former acts through choice.
(d) The latter is ignorant.

3. Which virtue does Aristotle explicitly claim to be concerned with regarding the sorts of pleasures that concern the incontinent man, in VII.4?
(a) Justice.
(b) Fortitude.
(c) Practical judgment.
(d) Temperance.

4. With what sort of friendship is VIII.12 concerned?
(a) Friendship among women.
(b) Friendship between inferiors and superiors.
(c) Friendship in a family.
(d) Friendship with foreigners.

5. What virtue does Aristotle state is concerned with the same things, and is present in the same things, as friendship?
(a) Fortitude.
(b) Temperance.
(c) Magnanimity.
(d) Justice.

6. What does Aristotle discuss as being an impediment to happiness, despite many having an opinion to the contrary, in VII.13?
(a) Pain itself.
(b) Good fortune.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Pleasure itself.

7. While in the throes of true friendship, Aristotle states at the end of Book IX that one has the same relationship with a friend as he does with whom?
(a) Himself.
(b) His lover.
(c) His god.
(d) His father.

8. Aristotle states that food is more pleasant than gold to what?
(a) A philosopher.
(b) A child.
(c) A wealthy man.
(d) A donkey.

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

10. From which of the following does Aristotle say the activities of thinking differ in kind?
(a) Perceiving.
(b) Virtues.
(c) Labors.
(d) Pains.

11. What sort of person is opposite, in the opinion of Aristotle, the person who is soft?
(a) The self-restrained person.
(b) The enduring person.
(c) The virtuous person.
(d) The continent person.

12. What is the impasse Aristotle confronts in IX.8?
(a) Whether one should love his parents or his wife the most.
(b) Whether one ought to not love himself at all.
(c) Whether one should love himself or another the most.
(d) Whether one ought to love himself like he loves others.

13. For what does Aristotle blame people when it comes to money, honor, victory, and gain?
(a) Desiring them to excess.
(b) Desiring them in any way.
(c) Feigning interest in their acquisition.
(d) Condemning those who seek them.

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

15. Among what sort of people does Aristotle regard mutual and equal friendships complete in all respects?
(a) Free people.
(b) Virtuous people.
(c) Alike people.
(d) Elderly people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Aristotle notes that each political constitution involves friendship to the same degree that it involves what?

2. What is a fitting word for the capacity that Aristotle describes as allowing people to easily achieve one's goal or object?

3. In what city alone does Aristotle say that the lawgiver has taken care for upbringing and virtuous exercises?

4. What sort of rule is opposite to that of a just monarch, according to the observations of Aristotle?

5. In what relationship, according to Aristotle, does friendship naturally appear?

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