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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. In the loving of what does Aristotle state there is no reciprocity, in VIII.2?
(a) Animals.
(b) Spouses.
(c) Children.
(d) Inanimate things.

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

3. Concerning what do Aristotle and Socrates have a disagreement regarding the things that must be avoided that have to do with one's character?
(a) Animality.
(b) Pride.
(c) Incontinence.
(d) Vice.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which kind of incontinence is least blameless, according to Aristotle's claims in VII.6?

3. With what virtue does Aristotle credit Eudoxus in X.2?

4. What two things does Aristotle state are linked together in the beginning of X.8?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What characterizes the blame put upon people who are in animal-like conditions, according to Aristotle's perspective?

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

5. Why do friendships of utility quickly come about and subsequently dissolve, according to Aristotle?

6. Why does Aristotle state that words concerning feelings and actions are less believable than actions themselves?

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

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

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

10. What would it mean, for Aristotle, to describe a sort of friendship as being a hybrid?

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