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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Philosophy argue would happen to an evil person punished for his crime?
(a) He would cease being human.
(b) He would be made happier.
(c) He would try to buy his innocence.
(d) He would try to get revenge.

5. What does Philosophy say of man's happiness compared to the happiness of a beast?
(a) They are both based on eating and escaping predators.
(b) It is easier to find.
(c) It is higher and more obscure.
(d) It is equivalent.

6. What is truly miserable for an evil man to do, according to Philosophy's argument?
(a) To continue his evil ways.
(b) Not to use his power.
(c) To leave Rome.
(d) To be caught.

7. What is the imperfect the product of, according to Metaphysics?
(a) Ignorant.
(b) Progress.
(c) Men.
(d) The perfect.

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

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

10. How many sources can fame come from according to Philosophy?
(a) 2 sources.
(b) 4 sources.
(c) 3 sources.
(d) 5 sources.

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

12. What topic does Philosophy say is enormous?
(a) Providence.
(b) God.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Luck.

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

14. What does God use to influence men and execute his plan for the universe?
(a) Fate.
(b) Luck.
(c) Prophecies.
(d) Women.

15. What is Boethius starting to remember at the start of Book 4?
(a) Why he wanted political power.
(b) His enemies names.
(c) His happiness.
(d) His wisdom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Philosophy comparing God to?

2. What does God control no matter the distance?

3. What sometimes defies human reason and understanding?

4. What does God use to direct things close to him?

5. What does Philosophy say about the goods she lists at the start of Book 3?

(see the answer keys)

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