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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is "Maxims of Prudence?"

2. What is the second essay in Part IV, Section VII?

3. Pound describes the "Tempio Malatestiano" as both an apex and a(n) ______.

4. The first essay in Section I is called "______ of the Analects."

5. Ancient Chinese sculpture had a vortex of intense ______.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Pound describe the Greeks and Christians in "Sparta 776 B.C.?"

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

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

6. Explain the essay "Values."

7. What does "Vortex" say about sculpture?

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

9. According to Pound, why do people write?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain imagery and ideoplasty, and how Pound links them in his essay "March 12th."

Essay Topic 2

Explain Pound's perspective on Confucius and Chinese culture. What specific benefits does he associated with studying Chinese history and culture?

Essay Topic 3

What are the three social diseases, according to Pound? Explain why and how they are social diseases, including a definition of what a social disease is.

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