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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. Where does Pound reveal he worked in "The New Learning: Part Two?"
(a) The Vatican Library.
(b) The Smithsonian.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The Library of Congress.

2. What was the focus of Rome, according to "Sparta 776 B.C.?"
(a) The military.
(b) The spiritual.
(c) The social.
(d) The government.

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

4. After Liebniz, professional philosophers are just ______ blokes, according to Pound.
(a) Struggling.
(b) Uneducated.
(c) Amateur.
(d) Lazy.

5. "Great Bass: Part One" focuses on the ______ an ear can hear.
(a) Lowest noises.
(b) Highest noises.
(c) Largest combination of frequencies.
(d) Smallest vibrations.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which sort of ideas are the men of today almost exclusively concerned with, according to Pound?

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

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

4. Why is a new angle useful in writing?

5. Whose ideas must the Catholic Church take seriously in order revive?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does "Maxims of Prudence" say about collaborating with men?

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

3. What does Pound say about old philosophy in comparison to men of his age in "Totalitarian?"

4. How does Pound's view of Dr. Johnson's 'London' and T. S. Eliot's preface in it change after he breaks from them to discuss various writings?

5. What does Pound say about answering critics?

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

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

8. What is Montessori education?

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

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

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