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

2. How many things does Aristotle state there are in the soul that govern action and truth?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

3. In what relationship, according to Aristotle, does friendship naturally appear?
(a) Brother and sister.
(b) Man and animal.
(c) Husband and wife.
(d) Parent and child.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In VIII.12, Aristotle states that every sort of friendship is in what?

3. Actions that pertain to what two things are considered by Aristotle to be the most beautiful and magnificent?

4. What does Aristotle say one must do in addition to knowing virtue?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Aristotelian relationship between happiness, the gods, human beings, and animals, as discussed in X.8?

2. What does Aristotle intend to convey by comparing vice to the disease of consumption (tuberculosis)?

3. Explain Aristotle's distinction between affection and friendship.

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

5. For Aristotle, in what does the relationship between man's nature and his need for friends consist?

6. What is one reason Aristotle gives for which someone ought not to treat former friends in some way different than strangers if the friendship was dissolved to to an excess of vice?

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

8. What is the essential unity that Aristotle claims between knowledge and action in the person possessed of practical judgment?

9. Why does Aristotle state that mothers have greater love for their children than children for their parents?

10. Explain the three sorts of friendship described in Book VIII.

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