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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. What question is presented in IX.9?
(a) Whether or not lovers can be friends.
(b) Whether or not a happy person needs friends.
(c) Whether or not friends can be happy.
(d) Whether or not happiness is essential to friendship.

2. What sort of pleasures are said by Aristotle to not have an excess?
(a) Those whose contraries are painful.
(b) Those that involve no pains.
(c) Those that are pleasant to the virtuous.
(d) Those that are pleasureful incidentally.

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

4. What person does Aristotle claim most notably feels love just in knowing a person, and not in receiving love returned?
(a) A mother.
(b) A father.
(c) A just ruler.
(d) A spouse.

5. 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 moron.
(b) A child.
(c) An animal.
(d) A woman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what period of life does Aristotle state that the friendship of utility most frequently appears?

3. 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?

4. To whose undemonstrated statements and opinions ought people pay attention, according to Aristotle?

5. Friendship with whom is discussed in IX.4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it said by Aristotle that the lesser types of friendship are called friendship only insofar as they resemble the highest?

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

3. In what way, for Aristotle, do the pursuits of actions in accord with the virtues that pertain to politics and war differ from those that pertain to contemplation?

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

5. Explain the relationship Aristotle makes note of between affirming and denying in thinking and pursuing, and avoiding in desiring.

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

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

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

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

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

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