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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Amongst what age group does Aristotle report observing friendships forming less frequently?
(a) The middle-aged.
(b) The elderly.
(c) Children.
(d) The youth.

2. In X.1, Aristotle says that people educate the young by what two means?
(a) Friendship and love.
(b) Pleasure and pain.
(c) Philosophy ad rhetoric.
(d) Truth and justice.

3. With what state of man's character is VII.5 concerned?
(a) Incontinence.
(b) Divinity.
(c) Vice.
(d) Animality.

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

5. Art, in the opinion of Aristotle, is concerned with what, according to VI.4?
(a) Action.
(b) Fate.
(c) Making.
(d) Chance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Concerning what do Aristotle and Socrates have a disagreement regarding the things that must be avoided that have to do with one's character?

2. 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?

3. What is the impasse Aristotle confronts in IX.8?

4. Whom does Aristotle reference as taking in payment whatever his student desired to pay for the knowledge he would learn?

5. Words that concern things such as feelings and actions are less believable than what, according to Aristotle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it difficult, in the opinion of Aristotle, for a person to have many close and virtuous friends?

2. In what way does Aristotle agree with Socrates concerning knowledge and moral action?

3. Why does Aristotle state that politics and practical judgment cannot be the highest or most serious things for man's consideration?

4. Give an example of something affirmed by knowledge, as that which cannot be otherwise than it is.

5. Why does Aristotle state that pleasure is not a motion?

6. What is the significance of Aristotle saying that the active conditions of the soul that are the intellectual virtues produce something, not as medicine produces health, but as health produces health?

7. Why does Aristotle end his discussion of ethics by beginning a discussion of politics?

8. Why does Aristotle state that there is a virtue connected with art, but that practical judgment is itself an end?

9. Through the possession of what virtue, according to Aristotle, is man said to have possession of all the intellectual virtues, at least to some degree, and why?

10. Why is it that having friends in a time of one's good fortune is, in the philosophy of Aristotle, more beautiful than in other times?

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