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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 philosopher is the subject of the first essay in Section I?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Confucius.
(d) Lao Tzu.

2. "Italy" argues that a vast civilization is contained within a few hundred Italian what?
(a) Musicians.
(b) Sculptors.
(c) Writers.
(d) Painters.

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

4. Who must cut corners, according to "Kulchur: Part One?"
(a) Military rulers.
(b) Educators.
(c) Philosophers.
(d) Governmental rulers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many essays are contained in Section II?

2. What qualifies Pound to give the advice he does in "Maxims of Prudence?"

3. What did the author experience after finishing the book addressed in "Monumental?"

4. Where does Pound reveal he worked in "The New Learning: Part Two?"

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Montessori education?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Why did the Catholic Church lose to Luther, according to Pound?

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