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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Pound reveal he worked in "The New Learning: Part Two?"
(a) The Vatican Library.
(b) The Smithsonian.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The Library of Congress.

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

4. How many pages is "Italy?"
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Seven.

5. Who was the grandfather of Descartes?
(a) Aquinas.
(b) Dante.
(c) Thomas More.
(d) Francis of Assisi.

6. What is the first essay in Section II?
(a) "Great Bass."
(b) "Ici Je Teste."
(c) "Vortex."
(d) "Tradition."

7. What is more important than knowledge?
(a) Experience.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Culture.

8. Where will newness NOT be missed?
(a) Daily newspapers.
(b) Family oral traditions.
(c) Public education.
(d) Colleges.

9. What does Pound discuss at the beginning of "Sparta 776 B.C.?"
(a) Money in the ancient period.
(b) Government in the ancient period.
(c) Philosophy in the ancient period.
(d) War in the ancient period.

10. Which sort of ideas are the men of today almost exclusively concerned with, according to Pound?
(a) Ideas that do not actually exist.
(b) Ideas that are meant to lead culture to evolve.
(c) Ideas that guide action and serve as rules of conduct.
(d) Ideas that guide action and serve as rules of conduct.

11. Most of the focus in "Guide" is on intellectuals from what country?
(a) France.
(b) Italy.
(c) England.
(d) The United States.

12. What makes many great Greek tragedies boring, according to the author?
(a) Detailed translation.
(b) Attention to meaning above all else.
(c) Translations of translations.
(d) Unrelatable storylines.

13. Who does Pound say people should not consult with?
(a) Small men.
(b) Fussy men.
(c) Lazy men.
(d) Large, busy men.

14. In "March 12th," who gives serious answers to serious questions?
(a) The civilized man.
(b) Government officials.
(c) The educated man.
(d) The philosopher.

15. How long is "Maxims of Prudence?"
(a) Five pages.
(b) One page.
(c) Three pages.
(d) Ten pages.

Short Answer Questions

1. What philosopher is the subject of the first essay in Section I?

2. What author does the author deal with in "Monumental?"

3. Civilization involves a sound balance of what?

4. "Zweck or the Aim" argues that the point of writing is to what?

5. Ancient Chinese sculpture had a vortex of intense ______.

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