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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Philosophy say of the wicked?
(a) They are always punished.
(b) They usually succeed.
(c) They do not know God.
(d) They are usually politicians.

2. What does Philosophy say is the next part of the conversation?
(a) A minor part.
(b) Its centerpiece.
(c) A short part.
(d) A long part.

3. What does Philosophy argue would be the reason why a person would see randomness when it is not random?
(a) When she cannot understand the order behind it.
(b) When she is not intelligent.
(c) When she is angry.
(d) When she doesn't have a big enough sample.

4. What is Boethius' state of mind at the start of Book 4?
(a) Happy.
(b) Sad.
(c) Angry.
(d) Trouble.

5. What does high office often do to the man seeking it?
(a) Expose his sins.
(b) Make him rich.
(c) Bring him fame.
(d) Make him a better man.

6. What cannot be seen by the finite intellect of man?
(a) The root of human civilization.
(b) The far reaching consequences of an event.
(c) The laws of physics.
(d) The universe.

7. Why would God give power to a good man according to Philosophy?
(a) To become wicked.
(b) To test his love in him.
(c) To correct the wicked.
(d) To profit from it.

8. What does nature ordain everything to do according to Philosophy?
(a) To explore new territory.
(b) To seek its own natural goal/end.
(c) To be fruitful.
(d) To be kind to one another.

9. What does Philosophy argue bodily pleasure being identical to happiness would mean for animals?
(a) Their bodies would be perfect.
(b) They would be happy.
(c) They would be human.
(d) They wouln't feel anything.

10. What does Philosophy say of the bodily pleasures?
(a) They tend to be bad for you.
(b) They tend to balance themselves out.
(c) They are free.
(d) They are necessary.

11. What does Philosophy say there have been many examples of?
(a) Female politicians.
(b) Good politicians.
(c) Corrupt politicians.
(d) Politicians that really care.

12. What did God order the universe to seek when he created it?
(a) Balance
(b) Good.
(c) Peace.
(d) Wealth.

13. According to Philosophy, what does true happiness involve?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Knowing that you did good to your friends.
(c) Political power.
(d) Possessing the single high true good.

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

15. Of what does God have a perfect idea of before starting his work, according to Philosophy?
(a) When he will finish.
(b) What he is going to build.
(c) Who he is going to influence.
(d) Who the wicked men are.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Fortune sometimes appear to be according to Philosophy?

2. What can happen as soon as popular acclaim is given?

3. What does Philosophy say of man's happiness compared to the happiness of a beast?

4. How many "Goods" does philosophy talk about when she explains what men usually think is true happiness?

5. What does Philosophy says doesn't mean that God has taken sides with the wicked?

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