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

2. What percentage of the time should one not respond to criticisms of one's artwork?

3. When the author presents examples in "Aeschylus and ...," what does he say he is doing?

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

5. Whose introduction in London does Pound praise?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Give an example of aesthetic criticism in "Guide to Kulchur".

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

5. Why does Pound commend Aristotle in "The History of Philosophy Is ...?"

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

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

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

9. What is the purpose of the essay "Guide?"

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Pound's view of religion? How did he come to that view?

Essay Topic 2

Explain Romanticism. How does Pound feel about Romanticism? Be specific.

Essay Topic 3

Pound discusses philosophy and philosophers frequently in "Guide to Kulchur". Explain how he feels about philosophy, as well as identifying the philosopher he admires the most.

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