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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 name does Aristotle give the class that are fighters and legislators?
(a) Promoters.
(b) Guardians.
(c) Protectors.
(d) Guides.

2. What is one of the two options that Aristotle says can describe "education for productive labor?"
(a) Empowerment.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Laziness.
(d) Contentedness.

3. Aristotle says that when an increase in free populace is needed, or when a state is new, there may be lax rules about what?
(a) Who can hold office.
(b) Freeing slaves and women.
(c) How to be a citizen.
(d) Who can hold property.

4. Aristotle believes that anyone who is found with exceptionally high virtue will be encouraged to be what?
(a) The ultimate judge.
(b) The kind.
(c) The general.
(d) The tyrant.

5. The first known translation of "Politics" after Aristotle's death was into what language?
(a) French.
(b) German.
(c) Latin.
(d) Arabic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Aristotle says that education should be equal but not what?

2. Aristotle proposed that no family should have more than how many times what the lowest family has?

3. Who believed that the rule of a state and the rule of a city was the same?

4. This type of constitution is not limited by actual conditions and is not required to function in practice.

5. Aristotle says that the non-Greeks exchange how many barrels of wine when the chicken's eggs are of the best quality?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the guardians?

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

3. What is the goal of the second introduction?

4. What is the top cause of crime, and how can it be solved?

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

6. What does Aristotle believe will happen to a man who has high virtue?

7. What is the story of Thales of Miletus?

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

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

10. Aristotle says that age yields rank; what follows?

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