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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. What is compared to culture in the essay "Vortex?"
(a) Music.
(b) Theatre.
(c) Sculpture.
(d) Literature.

2. What does the author say about borrowing money?
(a) It is commonplace.
(b) It is a necessary evil.
(c) It is a bad idea.
(d) It will not happen ten years from now.

3. What author does Pound say is discussed enough, but not often read as a poet?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) T. S. Eliot.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) Oscar Wilde.

4. According to the author, what survives because it is rooted in the idea of human universality?
(a) Mathematics.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Music.
(d) Literature.

5. What do bilingual classics tests and microfiche editions of music help?
(a) Understanding of culture.
(b) Personal creativity.
(c) The new learning.
(d) Expression of culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Pound say was wise to oppose usury?

2. What type of education does the author address in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

3. What science is addressed in "Kulchur: Part One?"

4. What was the focus of Rome, according to "Sparta 776 B.C.?"

5. What makes many great Greek tragedies boring, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pound say about Shakespeare's plays? About his poetry?

2. What elements are included in poetry, according to "March 12th"?

3. What does Pound say about philosophers in the opening of "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

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

5. How does Pound describe the Greeks and Christians in "Sparta 776 B.C.?"

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

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

8. What does Pound say about the lowest noises that can be heard?

9. What does Pound seek in "Guide to Kulchur: Part Two"?

10. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

(see the answer keys)

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