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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. When will virtuous upbringing and exercises no longer be painful in the theory of Aristotle?
(a) When they are enforced by law.
(b) When they are habitual.
(c) When there is a just ruler.
(d) When the world ends.

2. Which of the powers of the soul that Aristotle claims is used to disclose truth is directed at the sources of truth?
(a) Practical judgment.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Wisdom.

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

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

5. For what does Aristotle blame people when it comes to money, honor, victory, and gain?
(a) Desiring them in any way.
(b) Desiring them to excess.
(c) Condemning those who seek them.
(d) Feigning interest in their acquisition.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Aristotle state is akin to friendship in the beginning of IX.5?

2. What sort of people does Aristotle state seldom turn up in positions of power?

3. What does Aristotle, in VIII.5, say causes forgetfulness of friendship?

4. Who, in the view of Aristotle, is incapable of having the sort of friendship described in IX.4?

5. What sort of relationship does Aristotle claim is impossible for people who do not have the quality mentioned at the beginning of IX.5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the distinction of Aristotle between having goodwill and having friendship that Aristotle points to in IX.5.

4. For Aristotle, in what way is a neutral or idle state detrimental to many individuals' moral character?

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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