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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. The author says discoveries are made by men who can what?
(a) Understand.
(b) Endure.
(c) Study.
(d) Listen.

2. What did the author experience after finishing the book addressed in "Monumental?"
(a) Catharsis.
(b) Joy.
(c) Anger.
(d) Sadness.

3. What book does the author discuss in "Monumental?"
(a) "Ulysses."
(b) "Cantos."
(c) "The Metamorphosis."
(d) "The Waste Land."

4. What composer does the author comment on in "Kulchur: Part Two?"
(a) Beethoven.
(b) Bach.
(c) Mozart.
(d) Vivaldi.

5. How many essays are contained in Section I?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Nine.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the author walking through a range of different artists in "Guide?"

3. Who does the author claim was a great man in "Values?"

4. Who is commended in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

5. What length best describes the essays in Section I?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What explanation does Pound give for translated Greek tragedies being boring?

3. Give an example of aesthetic criticism in "Guide to Kulchur".

4. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

5. According to Pound, why do people write?

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

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

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

9. Where did Pound work that contributed to his view of clerics? What is his view of clerics?

10. What does Pound say about the Catholic encyclical Quadrigesimo Anno?

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