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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. Most of the focus in "Guide" is on intellectuals from what country?
(a) Italy.
(b) The United States.
(c) England.
(d) France.

2. In "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" the author notes that many philosophers tried to understand the world totally apart from what?
(a) Religion.
(b) Science.
(c) Observation.
(d) Experience.

3. Who was the grandfather of Descartes?
(a) Francis of Assisi.
(b) Dante.
(c) Thomas More.
(d) Aquinas.

4. The author ends "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" with the claim that discoveries are made by whom?
(a) Gluttons and addicts.
(b) Uneducated and the unenlightened.
(c) The lucky.
(d) The studious.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the effect Pound sees in usury?

2. When the author presents examples in "Aeschylus and ...," what does he say he is doing?

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

4. "Zweck or the Aim" argues that the point of writing is to what?

5. How many essays are contained in Section I?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the essay "Values."

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

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

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

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

6. How do the ideas of examination of conscience and the decline of culture fit together in Pound's "Tradition?"

7. What does Pound say about professional philosophers before and after Liebniz?

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

9. How does Pound feel about "The New Learning?"

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

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