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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. Where does sovereignty rest, according to Pound?
(a) Blood.
(b) Money.
(c) Culture.
(d) Military might.

2. Pound cites one author as arguing that "Nicomachean Ethics" is a mass of what?
(a) Idioms.
(b) Idiocy.
(c) Nonsense.
(d) Notes.

3. What is the longest essay of the book?
(a) "Pergamena Deest."
(b) "Watch the Beaners."
(c) "And Therefore Tending."
(d) "Study of Physiognomy."

4. What organization does Pound criticize in "Government?"
(a) United Nations.
(b) League of Nations.
(c) Peace Corps.
(d) Federal Bureau of Investigation.

5. What kind of piece is "Guide to Kulchur?"
(a) Stunt.
(b) Titular.
(c) Manifesto.
(d) Opus.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the reader know which essays should be read?

2. How does Pound feel about the philosopher discussed in "To Recapitulate?"

3. What author is addressed at the beginning of "Study of Physiognomy?"

4. What did England's special darkness cause an interruption in?

5. Since when has American been imbecilic, according to Pound?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is "And Therefore Tending" such a long essay? What is its purpose?

2. What three institutions are seen in the world, according to "Recapitulate"?

3. Explain Pound's famous Cantos.

4. What does pastoral mean? How does Pound use it in "Epilogue?"

5. What makes "Tone" a universal essay?

6. What is the relationship between usury and the arts?

7. What does Pound say about Protestant parsons in "The Study of Physiognomy"?

8. What did Mussolini say about poetry? What does Pound think of this?

9. In what book of "And Therefore Tending" does Pound's view of Aristotle change? How does it change?

10. Why are the Victorians significant to Pound?

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