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

2. Civilization involves a sound balance of what?
(a) Values.
(b) Arts and science.
(c) Education.
(d) People.

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

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

5. What type of people are the subject of "Sophists?"
(a) Philosophers.
(b) Psychologists.
(c) Physicians.
(d) Painters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of minds are of great value, especially in a rotted milieu?

2. How many essays are contained in Section II?

3. "Savoir Faire" begins by asking what we mean to do when we ______.

4. What essay is noted by the author to be dry, but that something worthwhile can come from reading it?

5. What is the initial focus of "Ici Je Teste?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pound commend Aristotle in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

2. According to Pound, why do people write?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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