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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. In Part IV, Section VII, Pound discusses "The ______ of Human Wishes".
(a) Vanity.
(b) Humility.
(c) Mercy.
(d) Hope.

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

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

4. What did the author experience after finishing the book addressed in "Monumental?"
(a) Joy.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Catharsis.
(d) Anger.

5. What important structures are discussed in "Examples of Civilization?"
(a) Political.
(b) Architectural.
(c) Cultural.
(d) Religious.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Pound, what century involves much cultural decline?

2. "Zweck or the Aim" argues that the point of writing is to what?

3. In "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" the author notes that many philosophers tried to understand the world totally apart from what?

4. Who was the grandfather of Descartes?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pound say about code-worship in "Books 'About'"?

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

4. Where did Pound work that contributed to his view of clerics? What is his view of clerics?

5. Explain the essay "Values."

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

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

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

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

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

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