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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. Whose preface does Pound label as "urbane?"
(a) Sir Walter Raleigh's.
(b) T. S. Eliot's.
(c) Franz Kafka's.
(d) Dr. Johnson's.

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

3. What is one measure of civilization?
(a) Its fears.
(b) Its behavior toward families.
(c) Its hopes.
(d) Its government.

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

5. What does Pound lament the decline of in "Zweck or the Aim?"
(a) Liberal arts education.
(b) Home education.
(c) Classical education.
(d) One-room schoolhouses.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Aeschylus and ..." the author discusses the triumph of ______ over ______ in culture.

2. Pound describes the "Tempio Malatestiano" as both an apex and a(n) ______.

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

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

5. According to Pound, all men should be able to combine the practical and ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three social diseases Pound describes?

2. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

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

4. What makes "Tone" a universal essay?

5. How does Pound feel about "Guide to Kulchur"? How do you know?

6. Why is "And Therefore Tending" such a long essay? What is its purpose?

7. What did H. L. Mencken write to Pound about usury? What was Pound's response?

8. What is the purpose of the essay "Guide?"

9. What significance does Grant have in American history, according to Pound?

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

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