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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose autobiography has a lag between his death in 1861 and its publication in 1920?
(a) Van Buren.
(b) Hamilton.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Jackson.

2. What happens to civilization when people prefer a small amount of great things to a large amount of average things?
(a) It becomes respectable.
(b) It becomes cultured.
(c) It becomes influential.
(d) It becomes powerful.

3. Which of the following institutions does Pound say is seen in the world today?
(a) Aristocracy.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Monarchy.

4. The epilogue discusses a man by what name?
(a) Richardson.
(b) Ricards.
(c) Reid.
(d) Rivera.

5. How does Pound describe the title "Guide to Kulchur?"
(a) Ridiculous.
(b) Intentional.
(c) Symbolic.
(d) Allegorical.

6. Why would Pound not give the first book of the "Nicomachean Ethics" to a young man?
(a) It is incomplete.
(b) It is poorly written.
(c) It is meant to be read last.
(d) It confuses.

7. The man discussed in the epilogue is described as the last ______ mind.
(a) Pathological.
(b) Pastoral.
(c) Philosophical.
(d) Psychological.

8. What does Pound recommend in "Precedents?"
(a) Important writers.
(b) Important composers.
(c) Important philosophers.
(d) Important artists.

9. Whose culture is discussed in "The Promised Land?"
(a) Protestant.
(b) Hebrew.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Victorian.

10. How many essays does Pound suggest the reader actually read?
(a) A few.
(b) All.
(c) Most.
(d) One.

11. What philosopher is discussed in "To Recapitulate?"
(a) Hobbes.
(b) Confucious.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Descartes.

12. What does Pound believe is NOT a cold subject?
(a) History.
(b) Biology.
(c) Economics.
(d) Business.

13. The epilogue discusses a man from what city?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) New York.
(d) Vienna.

14. What does Pound say has become a nuisance in various European countries?
(a) Amateur philosophy.
(b) Paganism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Public education.

15. What is the longest essay of the book?
(a) "And Therefore Tending."
(b) "Watch the Beaners."
(c) "Pergamena Deest."
(d) "Study of Physiognomy."

Short Answer Questions

1. What Italian intellectuals does Pound admire?

2. How does Pound describe most Protestant parsons?

3. What is said of the intellect of the man discussed in the epilogue?

4. "Arabia Deserta" begins with discussions of old writings that identify high and low what?

5. Where did Pound waste time studying?

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