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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. According to Pound, all men should be able to combine the practical and ______.
(a) The psychosomatic.
(b) The philosophical.
(c) The psychological.
(d) The physical.

2. According to Pound, who was the last of the philosophers to really "get hold of something" and among the last to worry about reconciling churches?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Holmes.
(c) Liebniz.
(d) Aristotle.

3. What type of people are the subject of "Sophists?"
(a) Painters.
(b) Physicians.
(c) Psychologists.
(d) Philosophers.

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

5. In what year does the author claim that a bloke with small means could still see the best of Europe?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1928.
(c) 1938.
(d) 1948.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Great Bass: Part One" focuses on the ______ an ear can hear.

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

3. The first essay in Section I is called "______ of the Analects."

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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 is Pound's analysis of Aristotle in "Watch the Beaneries?"

6. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

7. What does Pound say matters most, according to "Decline of the Adamses"?

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

9. What makes "Tone" a universal essay?

10. Why are the Victorians significant to Pound?

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