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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do men want wealth according to Philosophy?
(a) The gain political power.
(b) To be free of worry and needs.
(c) To feel important.
(d) To buy big houses.

2. What is the ultimate goal of God when using the actions of the wicked?
(a) To make the good man richer.
(b) To teach a good man a lesson.
(c) The teach the wicked man a lesson.
(d) The greater good.

3. How does Fortune sometimes appear to be according to Philosophy?
(a) Happy.
(b) Sad.
(c) Salacious.
(d) Malicious.

4. What does Philosophy ask Boethius' permission to do?
(a) Proceed slowly and methodically.
(b) Free him from prison.
(c) Bring his sons in prison.
(d) Take a break.

5. What is Fortune according to Philosophy?
(a) A force to be ignored.
(b) A part of God.
(c) A minor divinity.
(d) A benevolent force.

6. What does Philosophy say would be exposed if a politician was to leave the city.
(a) His love of the country.
(b) His worthlessness.
(c) His wisdom.
(d) His treasury.

7. Whose plan does Lady Philosophy argue everything always goes according to?
(a) God.
(b) Fortune.
(c) Boethius.
(d) Fate.

8. What did the politician in the example given by Philosophy lose?
(a) Their will to lead.
(b) Their office.
(c) All their money.
(d) Respect of the people.

9. What does Lady Philosophy say of the evil person that has power?
(a) He has it good.
(b) He is doubly cursed.
(c) He is freedom's enemy.
(d) He can do whatever he wants.

10. What is Boethius' state of mind after Philosophy finishes her argument about evil men?
(a) Sad.
(b) Troubled.
(c) Happy.
(d) Understanding.

11. What does Philosophy say wealth creates?
(a) More occasion to do good.
(b) New worry and needs.
(c) The need for more.
(d) New enemies.

12. What does Philosophy say about the goods she lists at the start of Book 3?
(a) They are all given by Fortune.
(b) They are legitimate.
(c) They are not true happiness.
(d) They are useless for men.

13. Why is a punishment a blessing for the evil man?
(a) Their ability to sin is taken away.
(b) They can start from zero again.
(c) Because their son can take their place.
(d) They like pain.

14. What does Philosophy say of honor?
(a) That it guarantees virtue.
(b) That it doesn't guarantee happiness or virtue.
(c) That every man should have some.
(d) That is not worth much.

15. What new need does a rich man have in the example given by Philosophy?
(a) Bodyguards to protect him.
(b) Numerous servants.
(c) A big pool to entertain.
(d) Big house to live in.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Philosophy say was famous for his wicked lifestyle?

2. What type of story does Philosophy say pervades history?

3. Why do the wicked fail to be happy?

4. What is Boethius' state of mind at the start of Book 4?

5. What does Philosophy say about people giving popular acclaim?

(see the answer keys)

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