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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. "Savoir Faire" begins by asking what we mean to do when we ______.
(a) Learn.
(b) Act.
(c) Debate.
(d) Write.

2. What does Pound discuss at the beginning of "Sparta 776 B.C.?"
(a) Money in the ancient period.
(b) Government in the ancient period.
(c) War in the ancient period.
(d) Philosophy in the ancient period.

3. In which direction was the culture of Christian medieval?
(a) Outward.
(b) Circular.
(c) Vertical.
(d) Inward.

4. Pound describes the "Tempio Malatestiano" as both an apex and a(n) ______.
(a) Innovation.
(b) Stereotype.
(c) Travesty.
(d) Failure.

5. Whose thought in London does Pound praise?
(a) George Gordon, Lord Byron's.
(b) Anne Sexton's.
(c) Dr. Johnson's.
(d) T. S. Eliot's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Pound reveal he worked in "The New Learning: Part Two?"

2. Who was the grandfather of Descartes?

3. What is more important than knowledge?

4. What book does the author discuss in "Monumental?"

5. What does the author say about borrowing money?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is usury? How does Pound relate usury to rulers of people?

10. What does Pound say about knowledge and culture in "Guide to Kulchur: Part Two"?

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