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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Aristotle, what is the form of government found in families?
(a) Tyranny.
(b) Hierarchy.
(c) Oligarchy.
(d) Monarchy.

2. Aristotle quotes Socrates as saying a man should have enough property to do what?
(a) Not have to work.
(b) Live well.
(c) Provide for his amusements.
(d) Provide for his family.

3. This is the type of constitution that is the very best possible constitution that can be applied within a real, live city-state or other state.
(a) Typical situation.
(b) Common sense.
(c) Best-fit for the facts.
(d) Just and logical.

4. The issues most closely connected with occurrences of civil strife are education, preparation for adulthood, and the distribution of property, and what?
(a) Government money.
(b) Resources.
(c) Honors.
(d) Political authority.

5. The proper education for a monarch is the same as that of a man within a state governed by what?
(a) Oligarchy.
(b) Aristocracy.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Polity.

6. A universal constitution means, according to Aristotle, that the constitution can do what?
(a) Provide for all different cultures.
(b) Include many different people in its laws.
(c) Not offend anyone.
(d) Function anywhere effectively.

7. Phaleas of Chalcedon proposed that property should be divided how?
(a) According to familial needs.
(b) According to status in society.
(c) Rather evenly.
(d) Unevenly.

8. Aristotle believes that a society in which the members choose to obey laws will be what type of society?
(a) Lawful.
(b) Just.
(c) Regulated.
(d) Orderly.

9. Aristotle proposed that no family should have more than how many times what the lowest family has?
(a) Two times.
(b) Four times.
(c) Seven times.
(d) Five times.

10. Aristotle says that popular kings are protect by what?
(a) Their own subjects.
(b) The military.
(c) The rule of law.
(d) Justice.

11. Aristotle divides the process of acquisition of goods into what number of means?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Five.

12. What word is defined by Aristotle as: people within society who participate in giving judgment and holding political office?
(a) Political elite.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Elite.
(d) Rulers.

13. Some of the difficulties that Aristotle doesn't address that have to do with larger groups of people might have been solved by what Empire?
(a) Persian Empire.
(b) Roman Empire.
(c) Celtic Empire.
(d) Saxson Empire.

14. Aristotle says there are two things a ruler must be concerned with: the population and what?
(a) Resources.
(b) Buildings.
(c) Territory.
(d) Warriors.

15. Aristotle says that territory, population, constitution, and name are the four basics of what?
(a) A ruler.
(b) A state.
(c) A citizen.
(d) A people.

Short Answer Questions

1. The philosopher says that there are different _______ involved in farming and law-making.

2. The second introduction helps readers to what?

3. Aristotle says that those who write constitutions are statesmen, philosophers and what?

4. Aristotle believes that it is only in what type of government that there will be people who view themselves as outside of, or above, the law?

5. In relationship to food, Aristotle says that is better to be what, than cash rich?

(see the answer keys)

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