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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. Ancient Chinese sculpture had a vortex of intense ______.
(a) Maturity.
(b) Balance.
(c) Peace.
(d) Spirituality.

2. Who does Pound say people should not consult with?
(a) Large, busy men.
(b) Small men.
(c) Fussy men.
(d) Lazy men.

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

4. The first essay in Section I is called "______ of the Analects."
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Diary.
(c) Diatribe.
(d) Digest.

5. What is the first essay in Section II?
(a) "Vortex."
(b) "Tradition."
(c) "Great Bass."
(d) "Ici Je Teste."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is not yet rotted by "usury" or the practice of making money from money?

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

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

5. Whose financial situation does the author discuss?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Pound say about code-worship in "Books 'About'"?

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

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

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

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

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

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