Aristotle's Metaphysics: The Four Causes


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Which of these would be the material cause of a house?

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1. Which of these would be an efficient cause for a model airplane?

2. What is the formal cause of a newly built home?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of Aristotle's views on metaphysics and allow for further understanding of this philosopher's beliefs as to how things come to be. The quiz will ask you questions about who is credited with the theory of the four causes and the final cause of this lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • An efficient cause for a model airplane
  • The formal cause of a newly built home
  • Material cause of a house

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Aristotle's views regarding metaphysics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the final cause of the lesson and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the material and formal causes of a house
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the efficient cause for a model airplane

Additional Learning

Learn more about Aristotle's views on metaphysics by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Aristotle's Metaphysics: The Four Causes. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define metaphysics
  • Apply the four causes to a cookie recipe
  • Identify who Aristotle was