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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 book does the author discuss in "Monumental?"
(a) "The Metamorphosis."
(b) "Ulysses."
(c) "Cantos."
(d) "The Waste Land."

2. Whose new "London" does Pound discuss?
(a) Dr. Spock's.
(b) T. S. Eliot's.
(c) Dr. Johnson's.
(d) Alfred, Lord Tennyson's.

3. "Zweck or the Aim" argues that the point of writing is to what?
(a) Reveal the whole subject from a new angle.
(b) Share human experience.
(c) Record a culture's history for future generations.
(d) Tell the truth.

4. The first essay in Section I is called "______ of the Analects."
(a) Diary.
(b) Digest.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Diatribe.

5. "Great Bass: Part One" focuses on the ______ an ear can hear.
(a) Largest combination of frequencies.
(b) Lowest noises.
(c) Highest noises.
(d) Smallest vibrations.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Pound, all men should be able to combine the practical and ______.

2. "Savoir Faire" begins by asking what we mean to do when we ______.

3. In "Kulchur: Part Two," the author denies that knowledge is what?

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

5. What is the second sort of idea addressed in "The New Learning Part One?"

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the two mystical states explained by Pound? How do they affect philosophers?

3. What does Pound say about professional philosophers before and after Liebniz?

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

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

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

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

8. What does "Odes: Risks" explain about Confucian teaching?

9. Why does Pound commend Aristotle in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

10. Why are the Victorians significant to Pound?

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