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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which direction was the culture of Christian medieval?
(a) Vertical.
(b) Inward.
(c) Outward.
(d) Circular.

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

3. What philosopher is the subject of the first essay in Section I?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Lao Tzu.
(c) Confucius.
(d) Descartes.

4. What important structures are discussed in "Examples of Civilization?"
(a) Architectural.
(b) Religious.
(c) Political.
(d) Cultural.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What book does the author discuss in "Monumental?"

2. How does real knowledge go into men, according to the author?

3. In "Kulchur: Part Two," the author denies that knowledge is what?

4. "Italy" argues that a vast civilization is contained within a few hundred Italian what?

5. According to Pound, what century involves much cultural decline?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does "Guide to Kulchur: Part One" say about things that cannot be understood? How does this apply to philosophy?

2. Explain the two sorts of ideas Pound identifies in "The New Learning."

3. Why does Pound say Jefferson was wise in "Human Wishes?"

4. What does "Maxims of Prudence" say about collaborating with men?

5. What does Pound say about knowledge and culture in "Guide to Kulchur: Part Two"?

6. What does Pound say about code-worship in "Books 'About'"?

7. Why does Pound say he created "Digest of the Analects?"

8. According to Pound, why do people write?

9. Why did the Catholic Church lose to Luther, according to Pound?

10. What is usury? How does Pound relate usury to rulers of people?

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