Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Summary & Analysis


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What is the best kind of life to live, according to Aristotle?

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1. What is one reason why politics are important to Aristotle?

2. What condition must be met for a person to be considered morally responsible for an action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aristotelian thought has much to say about the moral responsibilities that individuals ought to hold and their personal obligations to live a fulfilling life. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Aristotle's ideal of a perfect life
  • Aristotle's recommended morality
  • The importance of being politically active, according to Aristotle
  • Conditions a person must meet in order to be considered morally culpable for their actions
  • Conditions to acting voluntarily

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Aristotle's ethical principles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including moral responsibility
  • Making connections - correlate your ethical knowledge to understand what the best life Aristotle would recommend is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Additional Learning

To start learning more about Aristotle's ethical principles, review the accompanying lesson called Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the context and history of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
  • Covers the influence Aristotle's ethical principles have left on culture
  • Details key and crucial conditions of morality and responsibility and action, according to Aristotle
  • Explains the intent and beliefs behind Aristotle's ethical principles