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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose thought in London does Pound praise?
(a) Anne Sexton's.
(b) T. S. Eliot's.
(c) Dr. Johnson's.
(d) George Gordon, Lord Byron's.

2. "Savoir Faire" begins by asking what we mean to do when we ______.
(a) Act.
(b) Write.
(c) Debate.
(d) Learn.

3. What is the initial focus of "Ici Je Teste?"
(a) European education models.
(b) American history.
(c) The Catholic Church.
(d) Aquinas and Descartes.

4. What aspect of Greek epics have been given insufficient attention, according to Pound?
(a) Their authors.
(b) Their settings.
(c) Their characters.
(d) Their lessons.

5. Who is commended in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"
(a) Plato.
(b) Nietzsche.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Descartes.

6. Ancient Chinese sculpture had a vortex of intense ______.
(a) Maturity.
(b) Balance.
(c) Spirituality.
(d) Peace.

7. The author says discoveries are made by men who can what?
(a) Understand.
(b) Listen.
(c) Endure.
(d) Study.

8. What is usury?
(a) Funding a war privately.
(b) Borrowing money.
(c) Charging interest on a loan.
(d) Forcing the public to pay for war.

9. What recent social encyclical comments on economic matters?
(a) Summorum Pontificum.
(b) Annus Horribilius.
(c) Anglicanorum Coetibus.
(d) Quadrigesimo Anno.

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

11. Which of the following is NOT one of the important modes of thought discussed in "Ici Je Teste?"
(a) Meditation.
(b) Contemplation.
(c) Relation.
(d) Cogitation.

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

13. Who does the author claim was a great man in "Values?"
(a) Hitler.
(b) Castro.
(c) Mussolini.
(d) Lenin.

14. Civilization involves a sound balance of what?
(a) Values.
(b) Arts and science.
(c) Education.
(d) People.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What qualifies Pound to give the advice he does in "Maxims of Prudence?"

2. How many essays are contained in Section II?

3. What is the effect Pound sees in usury?

4. What country's textbooks are addressed in "Textbooks?"

5. What type of people are the subject of "Sophists?"

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