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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many senses of the word "good" does Aristotle discuss in VII.12?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Six.
(d) Seven.

2. What determines the proper level of affection that one ought to give another, according to Aristotle?
(a) Equality.
(b) Temperance.
(c) Proportion.
(d) Love.

3. In what status of life is having good friends considered beautiful by Aristotle in IX.11?
(a) Bad fortune.
(b) Unusual circumstances.
(c) Good fortune.
(d) Diurnal proceedings.

4. What does Aristotle claim the lover of self takes for himself?
(a) The things that he finds most pleasurable.
(b) The things that belong to others.
(c) The things that he finds most beautiful.
(d) The things that belong to himself.

5. In what period of life does Aristotle state that the friendship of utility most frequently appears?
(a) One's prime.
(b) Youth.
(c) Old age.
(d) Middle age.

6. Of what two elements does Aristotle determine that wisdom is composed?
(a) Knowledge and intellect.
(b) Intellect and practical judgment.
(c) Practical judgment and knowledge.
(d) Art and intellect.

7. Whom does Aristotle cite as saying that those who claim that favor-doers are more loving than favor-receivers say so from a debased point of view?
(a) Homer.
(b) Epicharmus.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Pythagoras.

8. What quality does Aristotle state is involved in friendship in IX.6?
(a) Altruisim.
(b) Severity of character.
(c) Like-mindedness.
(d) A lack of jealousy.

9. To whom does man look concerning things good and bad, as stated by Aristotle in VII.11?
(a) The politician.
(b) The philosopher.
(c) The rhetorician.
(d) The lawyer.

10. By their intelligent deliberations, concerning what are those who have practical judgment distinguished from others, according to Aristotle's philosophical inquiry?
(a) Acquiring power.
(b) Avoiding problems.
(c) Making money.
(d) Living well.

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

12. How many powers of the soul does Aristotle claim disclose truth by discursive reasoning?
(a) Nine.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

13. Near the end of X.3, Aristotle says that no one would choose to live their lives having the thinking of what sort of person?
(a) A woman.
(b) A child.
(c) An animal.
(d) A moron.

14. As Aristotle says in X.3, according to some people, if pleasure is not classed among qualities, it is also not classed among what?
(a) Bad things.
(b) Fecundities.
(c) Good things.
(d) Excesses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following intellectual virtues does Aristotle say the incontinent person cannot have, at the beginning of VII.10?

2. What does Aristotle discuss as being an impediment to happiness, despite many having an opinion to the contrary, in VII.13?

3. Which two thinkers does Aristotle reference in X.8 concerning the nature of those who are happy?

4. What do the natural sorts of active conditions of the human person need, by Aristotle's observations, in order to be used for the good?

5. In what sort of friendship are there no complaints, according to the view of Aristotle?

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