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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 1-11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which type of disgraces made shame especially significant in Aristotle's opinion?
(a) Individual.
(b) Moral.
(c) Financial.
(d) Collective.

2. What knowledge did Aristotle think was required by political rhetoric?
(a) At least one form of government.
(b) At least two forms of government.
(c) The most effective forms of government.
(d) Various forms of government.

3. How did Aristotle differentiate between crime and punishment?
(a) Crime and punishment were immediate.
(b) Crime was immediate while punishment was remote.
(c) Crime and punishment were remote.
(d) Crime was remote while punishment was immediate.

4. Based on the information in Book I, Chapter 12, when did people commit crimes?
(a) When they thought the reward was as big as the risk of punishment.
(b) When they thought the reward to be gained outweighed the risk of punishment.
(c) When they refused to think about the risk of punishment.
(d) When they thought the risk of punishment was nonexistent.

5. Which type(s) of happiness was Aristotle referring to in Book I, Chapter 5?
(a) Individual happiness, equal happiness, and prosperity for the country.
(b) Equal happiness.
(c) Prosperity for the country.
(d) Individual happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Aristotle explained, in which situations would rhetoric be useful?

2. According to Aristotle, what was the most basic cause of pleasure?

3. Which tactic was not included as something that an epideictic rhetorician might use?

4. How many causes of human action did Aristotle detail in Book I, Chapter 10?

5. Based on Aristotle's explanation, what was the difference between envy and emulation?

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