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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. "Italy" argues that a vast civilization is contained within a few hundred Italian what?
(a) Sculptors.
(b) Painters.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Writers.

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

3. What is the effect Pound sees in usury?
(a) Destroying families.
(b) Destroying personal lives.
(c) Destroying culture.
(d) Destroying business.

4. What is more important than knowledge?
(a) Culture.
(b) Experience.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Nothing.

5. How does real knowledge go into men, according to the author?
(a) In tidbits.
(b) Through experience.
(c) All at once.
(d) From birth.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "Aeschylus and ..." the author discusses the triumph of ______ over ______ in culture.

3. "Europe or The Setting" opens with a discussion of European what?

4. What was the focus of Rome, according to "Sparta 776 B.C.?"

5. Why is a new angle useful in writing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Pound say about philosophers in the opening of "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

7. 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?

8. According to Pound, why do people write?

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

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

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