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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is defined as the distribution and retail of merchandise?
(a) Commerce.
(b) Sales.
(c) Trade.
(d) Capitalism.

2. The first of Aristotle's two arguments about force and governance says that "might is ______."
(a) Not right.
(b) For the powerful.
(c) Against the weak.
(d) Right.

3. How old do people have to be to be on the Board of Elders?
(a) Over 70.
(b) Over 60.
(c) Over 75.
(d) Over 65.

4. The second introduction tells the reader that some of Aristotle's opinions might be met with what?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Agreement.
(c) Hostility.
(d) Understanding.

5. Aristotle thinks that the craftsman who tries to make laws will do what?
(a) Not care about his duties.
(b) Ask to be released.
(c) Make good laws.
(d) Make bad laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. A correct constitution is conductive to the creation and implementation of what?

2. There is an unconfirmed story that, at the time of his death, Aristotle's "Politics" was what?

3. The proper education for a monarch is the same as that of a man within a state governed by what?

4. Aristotle is opposed to rule by what?

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Aristotle's definition of a constitution?

2. What happened to "The Politics" upon Aristotle's death?

3. Who is Phaleas of Chalcedon?

4. What is an oligarchy?

5. What is Aristotle's cure for limiting desires that reach beyond needs?

6. What did Plato feel about women and why?

7. How does a correct constitution lead to a just society, according to Aristotle?

8. What is the goal of the second introduction?

9. What are the two arguments relating to force and justice as Aristotle presents them?

10. What is one virtue a political leader must have, according to Aristotle?

(see the answer keys)

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