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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pound describes the "Tempio Malatestiano" as both an apex and a(n) ______.
(a) Innovation.
(b) Stereotype.
(c) Travesty.
(d) Failure.

2. What did the moderns conquer?
(a) Philosophical discourse.
(b) Material reality.
(c) Spiritual open-mindedness.
(d) Economic stability.

3. How many essays are contained in Section II?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

4. According to Pound, what century involves much cultural decline?
(a) The 18th.
(b) The 20th.
(c) The 17th.
(d) The 19th.

5. In "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" the author notes that many philosophers tried to understand the world totally apart from what?
(a) Experience.
(b) Science.
(c) Religion.
(d) Observation.

6. Who must cut corners, according to "Kulchur: Part One?"
(a) Governmental rulers.
(b) Philosophers.
(c) Military rulers.
(d) Educators.

7. What is the first sort of idea addressed in "The New Learning Part One?"
(a) Ideas that guide action and serve as rules of conduct.
(b) Ideas that exist and are discussed in a vacuum.
(c) Ideas that do not actually exist.
(d) Ideas that are meant to lead culture to evolve.

8. What was the focus of Rome, according to "Sparta 776 B.C.?"
(a) The government.
(b) The social.
(c) The spiritual.
(d) The military.

9. In "Kulchur: Part Two," the author denies that knowledge is what?
(a) Key.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Culture.
(d) Valuable.

10. What is the effect Pound sees in usury?
(a) Destroying culture.
(b) Destroying personal lives.
(c) Destroying families.
(d) Destroying business.

11. In whose work does the idea of the vortex lie?
(a) Gaudier-Brzeska.
(b) Plato.
(c) Leibniz.
(d) Descartes.

12. What type of people are the subject of "Sophists?"
(a) Physicians.
(b) Philosophers.
(c) Psychologists.
(d) Painters.

13. Who does Pound say was wise to oppose usury?
(a) Jefferson.
(b) Adams.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Washington.

14. In Part IV, Section VII, Pound discusses "The ______ of Human Wishes".
(a) Mercy.
(b) Hope.
(c) Vanity.
(d) Humility.

15. What qualifies Pound to give the advice he does in "Maxims of Prudence?"
(a) His age.
(b) HIs political affiliation.
(c) His education.
(d) His religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many pages is "Italy?"

2. What requirement for confirmation in Christianity does Pound lament in the essay "Tradition?"

3. Who is the author of "Guide to Kulchur"?

4. The author says discoveries are made by men who can what?

5. How long is "Maxims of Prudence?"

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