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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What program of Pound's will bring ideas to everyone and all will know their positions?
(a) New philosophy.
(b) New learning.
(c) New culture.
(d) New religion.

3. What author does the author deal with in "Monumental?"
(a) T. S. Eliot.
(b) Himself.
(c) Franz Kafka.
(d) James Joyce.

4. "Zweck or the Aim" argues that the point of writing is to what?
(a) Record a culture's history for future generations.
(b) Share human experience.
(c) Tell the truth.
(d) Reveal the whole subject from a new angle.

5. After Liebniz, professional philosophers are just ______ blokes, according to Pound.
(a) Uneducated.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Amateur.
(d) Struggling.

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

7. What length best describes the essays in Section I?
(a) Medium.
(b) Short.
(c) Book-length.
(d) Long.

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

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

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

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

12. What is the second essay in Part IV, Section VII?
(a) "Guide to Kulchur."
(b) "Maxims of Prudence."
(c) "Ici, Je Teste."
(d) "Human Wishes."

13. What types of artists are the subject of the author's observations in "Guide?"
(a) Performance artists.
(b) Installation artists.
(c) Painters.
(d) Sculptors.

14. The moderns have a vortex of will and ______.
(a) Free thought.
(b) Education.
(c) Consciousness.
(d) Spirituality.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Pound, what nation is not civilized?

2. Whose introduction in London does Pound praise?

3. Whose preface does Pound label as "urbane?"

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

5. Which sort of ideas are the men of today almost exclusively concerned with, according to Pound?

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