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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 "The History of Philosophy Is ...?" the author notes that many philosophers tried to understand the world totally apart from what?
(a) Experience.
(b) Science.
(c) Religion.
(d) Observation.

2. What does the author say about borrowing money?
(a) It is a necessary evil.
(b) It will not happen ten years from now.
(c) It is a bad idea.
(d) It is commonplace.

3. What qualifies Pound to give the advice he does in "Maxims of Prudence?"
(a) His education.
(b) His age.
(c) His religion.
(d) HIs political affiliation.

4. According to Pound, what nation is not civilized?
(a) England.
(b) France.
(c) America.
(d) Russia.

5. What do bilingual classics tests and microfiche editions of music help?
(a) Personal creativity.
(b) The new learning.
(c) Understanding of culture.
(d) Expression of culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author see as swiftness in a given field?

2. In "March 12th," who gives serious answers to serious questions?

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

4. After Liebniz, professional philosophers are just ______ blokes, according to Pound.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Pound say he created "Digest of the Analects?"

4. What does Pound say about Shakespeare's plays? About his poetry?

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

6. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

7. Explain the essay "Values."

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

9. Explain the two sorts of ideas Pound identifies in "The New Learning."

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

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