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Quiz: Aristotle's Ethics

Directions: Mark the following questions as "true" or as "false."

1. __________ An adequate translation of eudaimonia is "happiness."


2. __________ A human being's eudaimonia is having a good spirit or living well and doing well in the affairs of the world.


3. __________ According to Aristotle, a human being's areté is theoretical reason or abstract rationality.


4. __________ Pleasure and happiness, according to Aristotle, are two different ways of looking at the same thing.


5. __________ Emotions are irrelevant to eudaimonia because they are nonrational.


6.____________ Activity of the soul in accordance with reason is a human being's areté.


7. __________ Eudaimonia is developed without conscious effort or choice.


8. __________ According to Aristotle, human beings are not the only kind of animals who have the potential to be happy.

9. __________ Practical reason, experience, and self-esteem are necessary conditions for eudaimonia.


10. __________ The good of a thing is its purpose (that to which it aims) according to Aristotle.

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