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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. Which sort of ideas are the men of today almost exclusively concerned with, according to Pound?
2. What percentage of the time should one not respond to criticisms of one's artwork?
3. What does Pound discuss at the beginning of "Sparta 776 B.C.?"
4. What length best describes the essays in Section I?
5. What is not yet rotted by "usury" or the practice of making money from money?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pound say about knowledge and culture in "Guide to Kulchur: Part Two"?
2. How does Pound feel about "The New Learning?"
3. What elements are included in poetry, according to "March 12th"?
4. What does Pound say about the lowest noises that can be heard?
5. What explanation does Pound give for translated Greek tragedies being boring?
6. What is Montessori education?
7. Why did the Catholic Church lose to Luther, according to Pound?
8. What does "Maxims of Prudence" say about collaborating with men?
9. 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?
10. What does Pound say about Shakespeare's plays? About his poetry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the message Pound conveys in "Guide to Kulchur"? Explain at least three ways he achieves this.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the Modernist movement. Explain how Pound's "Guide to Kulchur" fits into the Modernist movement.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the importance Pound places on reading and literature. How does he express his view that reading is imperative to understanding in "Guide to Kulchur"?
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