Search: Quiz 21 (Spring 2019)

For the following questions more than one of the choices may be correct. In those cases, one answer is ultimately better than the others. You will receive credit for selecting any of the correct answers but to receive a perfect score of fifteen, you will have to select the answers that most fully or accurately capture the significance of the question.


At the beginning of The Consolation of Philosophy Philosophy appears just as Boethius is "putting the last touches" to his "tearful lament." In his company at this time were:

After Boethius recounts for Philosophy his "services to the common good" and the injustice of the accusations against him and those who made them, she diagnoses the causes of his "sickness."

Philosophy and Boethius consider the nature of Fortune. According to their conversation, which of the following adjectives best describe her.

Boethius claims that he never had ambitions for "material things," but "sought the opportunity for public service so that virtue would not languish in silence." Philosophy responds that "glory and the reputation for outstanding achievements in the service of the state" are trivial because:

Philosophy explains that human beings naturally seek happiness, which knows "no trouble or melancholy" and is "exposed to no griefs or worries." However, they tend to seek happiness in acquiring "insignificant things." She discusses what humans wrongfully wish to acquire. Which of the following is NOT among those objects of desire: