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

2. Whose ideas must the Catholic Church take seriously in order revive?
(a) Pope John Paul II.
(b) Liebniz.
(c) Luther.
(d) Plato.

3. What is the effect Pound sees in usury?
(a) Destroying personal lives.
(b) Destroying culture.
(c) Destroying business.
(d) Destroying families.

4. Who was the grandfather of Descartes?
(a) Francis of Assisi.
(b) Thomas More.
(c) Aquinas.
(d) Dante.

5. The author argues that real knowledge does not jump from where to where?
(a) The mind to the pen.
(b) The page to the mind.
(c) The mind to the page.
(d) The pen to the stage.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whose financial situation does the author discuss?

3. In whose work does the idea of the vortex lie?

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

5. Whose new "London" does Pound discuss?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Pound say Jefferson was wise in "Human Wishes?"

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

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

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

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

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

9. Explain the essay "Values."

10. According to Pound, why do people write?

(see the answer keys)

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