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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word is defined by Aristotle as: people within society who participate in giving judgment and holding political office?

2. The second introduction tells the reader that some of Aristotle's opinions might be met with what?

3. Logging, gathering fruits, and using minerals are lumped under what term?

4. Aristotle says that regulation of property by the state requires regulation of what?

5. How many of the highest ranking officials do Plato and Aristotle thinks should be above the law?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the four types of constitutions?

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

3. What constitutions does Aristotle survey in his book?

4. What is the difference between a democracy and a polity?

5. How, if there are problems with the father's leadership, will the son suffer throughout his life?

6. What is an oligarchy?

7. What is the goal of the second introduction?

8. What is the story of Thales of Miletus?

9. How does Aristotle divide the process of acquiring goods?

10. Who is Phaleas of Chalcedon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do Aristotle and Plato differ in their views on women? Cite examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

According to Aristotle, what is a philosopher and what is their role in a city-state?

Essay Topic 3

What are Aristotle's two arguments about force and its use? How are these arguments related to his main point? Make sure you use specific citations from the text to support your answer.

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