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Mini-Quiz: "Character Strengths and Virtues" book

by Ron Kurtus (15 January 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why did Peterson and Seligman study the history of virtues?

They really wanted to be historians but then became sidetracked with character

It was an effort to see if there were some universal values that most cultures have

They were interested in disproving modern psychological theories

2. How did Peterson and Seligman assign character traits to the virtues?

They listed their interpretation of character strengths from psychological studies

It was done randomly and up to an individual's interpretation

They used a thesaurus to get other definitions for the virtues

3. Is the listing of the character strengths correct?

Yes, because both men are professors

It is one of several classifications of character

No, because their book has never been accepted by the mainstream media

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Character. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman; Oxford University Press (2004) $75.00

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