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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 requirement for confirmation in Christianity does Pound lament in the essay "Tradition?"
(a) A course of intense study.
(b) Allegience to an outdated religious model.
(c) Examination of consciousness.
(d) Confession.

2. What author does Pound say is discussed enough, but not often read as a poet?
(a) D.H. Lawrence.
(b) Oscar Wilde.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) T. S. Eliot.

3. How long is "Maxims of Prudence?"
(a) Ten pages.
(b) Five pages.
(c) Three pages.
(d) One page.

4. What does the author say about borrowing money?
(a) It is commonplace.
(b) It is a necessary evil.
(c) It will not happen ten years from now.
(d) It is a bad idea.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author argues that real knowledge does not jump from where to where?

2. Most of the focus in "Guide" is on intellectuals from what country?

3. In what year does the author claim that a bloke with small means could still see the best of Europe?

4. The moderns have a vortex of will and ______.

5. How does real knowledge go into men, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

2. Why are the Victorians significant to Pound?

3. Explain the essay "Values."

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

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

6. How does Pound feel about "Guide to Kulchur"? How do you know?

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

8. Name at least three books Pound says must be read.

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

10. In what book of "And Therefore Tending" does Pound's view of Aristotle change? How does it change?

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