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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 percentage of the time should one not respond to criticisms of one's artwork?
(a) 10.
(b) 99.
(c) 0.
(d) 100.

2. Civilization involves a sound balance of what?
(a) People.
(b) Values.
(c) Education.
(d) Arts and science.

3. How many essays are in Part IV, Section VII?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

4. What length best describes the essays in Section I?
(a) Short.
(b) Medium.
(c) Book-length.
(d) Long.

5. What kind of minds are of great value, especially in a rotted milieu?
(a) Disordered.
(b) Self-serving.
(c) Greedy.
(d) Short-sighted.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of artists are the subject of the author's observations in "Guide?"

2. Whose financial situation does the author discuss?

3. The author ends "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" with the claim that discoveries are made by whom?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the important modes of thought discussed in "Ici Je Teste?"

5. What aspect of Greek epics have been given insufficient attention, according to Pound?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. According to Pound, why do people write?

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

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

6. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

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

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 Shakespeare's plays? About his poetry?

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