Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for August 20.

Aristotle (384 BCE - 322 BCE) is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which were incorporated in the late nineteenth century into modern formal logic. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism had a profound influence on philosophical and theological thinking in the Islamic and Jewish traditions in the Middle Ages, and it continues to influence Christian theology, especially Eastern Orthodox theology. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today.

1. The Greek word origin of philosophy meant
A. love of arguing.
B. love of the marketplace.
C. love of knowledge.
D. love of thinking.
2. The Greek word origin of metaphysics meant
A. works by Aristotle that followed in order his treatise on Physics.
B. speculation, abstraction.
C. religious, other worldly.
D. above physics.
3. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences were replaced by
A. Islamic and Jewish traditions.
B. modern physics.
C. Christian theology.
D. metaphysics.
4. The Middle Ages ended
A. at the end of the Roman Empire.
B. about 1000 CE.
C. about 1200 CE.
D. at the beginning of the Renaissance.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-A..........3-B..........4-D
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