Aristotle Quiz

Aristotle Quiz

 

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Question 13.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, what a thing is, i.e., what kind or type of thing a thing is, it its _______________________________cause.

 

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Question 23.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, the _______________________ cause of a thing is that which brought that thing into existence.

 

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Question 33.33333 pts

The _________________________ cause of a thing is that thing’s end or aim or goal or purpose.

 

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Question 43.33333 pts

What is it about the metaphysical structure of the human soul that makes human beings moral beings.

We have appetites and desires.
We are all basically good people.

 

We have the capacity to know unchanging things.
We have both appetites and desires AND a rational function which allows us to deal with our ever-changing appetites and desires.

 

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Question 53.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, the truths of science are unchanging.

True
False

 

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Question 63.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, happiness is the same thing as pleasure.

True
False

 

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Question 73.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, happiness is something that can easily come and go.

True
False

 

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Question 83.33333 pts

Aristotle says to do the right thing we should aim at the ____________ between extremes of behavior.

 

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Question 93.33333 pts

Aristotle says that the moral mean is_________

absolute
relative

 

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Question 103.33333 pts

The moral mean really intends for us to act with mediocrity.

True
False

 

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Question 113.33333 pts

In order to develop a virtue (or a vice) we need to develop certain ________________.

ideologies
principles

 

habits or dispositions
(none of the above)

 

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Question 123.33333 pts

Aristotle’s moral theory is an example of which kind of moral position:

Absolutely Absolute
Absolutely Relative

 

Relatively Absolute
Relatively Relative

 

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Question 133.33333 pts

Something that is good in an unqualified sense is good for everybody.

True
False

 

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Question 143.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, a JUST ACT could be done unintentionally.

True
False

 

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Question 153.33333 pts

The intellectual virtue that grasps first principle is:

techne
phronesis

 

nous
episteme

 

sophia

 

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Question 163.33333 pts

The intellectual virtue defined as art, skill, or know-how is…

techne
phronesis

 

nous
episteme

 

sophia

 

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Question 173.33333 pts

The intellectual virtue that combines both our ability to grasp first principles and our ability to reason from those principles and develop scientific knowledge is:

techne
phronesis

 

nous
episteme

 

sophia

 

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Question 183.33333 pts

What is the highest ACTIVITY of the soul, a life in accordance with which would constitute happiness?

theoria
study

 

contemplation
(all of the above — they mean the same thing)

 

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Question 193.33333 pts

What is the name of the VIRTUE of the highest activity of the soul?

sophia
nous

 

phronesis
courage

 

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Question 203.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, happiness is an activity of the soul in accordance with the highest virtue.

True
False

 

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Question 213.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, it is possible to be TOO brave.

True
False

 

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Question 223.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, ethical principles can only be articulated in rough outline.

True
False

 

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Question 233.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, someone who pursues a life dedicated solely to money-making could be happy.

True
False

 

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Question 243.33333 pts

Aristotle thinks money-making is unvirtuous.

True
False

 

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Question 253.33333 pts

Aristotle believes that democracy is a corrupt form of government.

True
False

 

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Question 263.33333 pts

Aristotle thinks the attainment of moral virtue is the highest function of the human soul.

True
False

 

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Question 273.33333 pts

Aristotle would hold that all pride is a sign of vice.

True
False

 

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Question 283.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, to know how it is best for a human to be we first have to understand a human’s _________________.

ergon
personality

 

dispositions
episteme

 

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Question 293.33333 pts

The intellectual virtue that might be translated as practical wisdom or prudence is __________________.

techne
phronesis

 

nous
episteme

 

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Question 303.33333 pts

According to Aristotle, a person who attained happiness ________________.

would be unlikely to lose it.
would sometimes suffer pain.

 

would be somewhat divine.
(All of the above)