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Question 1: ________ described Boethius as the last of the Romans and the first of the scholastic philosophers.
Catholic ChurchLorenzo VallaPope Eugene IVRenaissance

Question 2: [12] His completed translations of Aristotle's works on ________ were the only significant portions of Aristotle available in Europe until the 12th century.
LogicEmpiricismLogical positivismAvicenna

Question 3: Pope ________ explains the relevance of Boethius to modern day Christians by linking his teachings to an understanding of Providence.
Catholic ChurchPope Paul VIPope John Paul IIPope Benedict XVI

Question 4: Boethius figures prominently in the worldview and philosophical musings of fictional character Ignatius J. Reilly in the novel, ________ by John Kennedy Toole.
David Gordon GreenNew OrleansRabbit Is RichA Confederacy of Dunces

Question 5: In ________'s Paradise of The Divine Comedy, the spirit of Boethius is pointed out by St. Thomas Aquinas:
Catholic ChurchPope John Paul IIPeter AbelardDante Alighieri

Question 6: O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, ________, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Boethius.html  .
University of St AndrewsUniversity of OxfordUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Glasgow

Question 7: [3] It is generally established at around AD 481, the same year of birth as ________.
Francis de SalesPope Gregory IChristian monasticismBenedict of Nursia

Question 8: Several of Boethius' writings, which were largely influential during the Middle Ages, drew from the thinking of Porphyry and ________.
IamblichusPlatoXenocratesCassius Longinus (philosopher)

Question 9: [19] Boethius also wrote Christian theological treatises, which generally supported the orthodox position against ________ other dissident forms of Christianity.
Gothic ChristianityArianismGermanic ChristianityFranks

Question 10: [5] Despite the use of his mathematical texts in the early universities, it is his final work, the ________, that assured his legacy in the Middle Ages and beyond.
Consolation of PhilosophyPlatoGeoffrey ChaucerTroilus and Criseyde







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