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Goldian VandenBroeck
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A trip to ________ creates passion in Francis when he is confronted with true destitution, according to the book.
(a) Hungary.
(b) Lipswitch.
(c) Rome.
(d) Paris.

2. Bruce Barton points out that it is the ________ of money that is the root of all evil, which makes sense in the book.
(a) Pain.
(b) Amount.
(c) Truth.
(d) Love.

3. After meeting with the _________, Francis decides to give up all that he owns and he lives a life of poverty, according to the book.
(a) Priest.
(b) Woman.
(c) Bishop.
(d) Pope.

4. Gandhi realized that the more he gave away, the ________ it became, according to the book and to his own personal experience.
(a) Harder.
(b) Honorable.
(c) More plentiful.
(d) Easier.

5. Francis contemplates ___________ to a noble and wealthy woman, but reality strikes him later of this choice.
(a) Giving what he owns.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Commitment.
(d) Giving a child.

6. _________ notes that man does not ask the value of an item, but rather what it costs, according to the book.
(a) Campbell.
(b) Ruskin.
(c) Seneca.
(d) Barnfield.

7. The rich are actually _________ to their own wealth, having to do much in order to keep it around.
(a) Purveyors.
(b) Soldiers.
(c) Leaders.
(d) Slaves.

8. Confucious says that the highest good is to hold fast to the ________, meaning one must live a life of moderation and contentment.
(a) Golden Road.
(b) Golden Honor.
(c) Golden Mean.
(d) Truth.

9. No man is without _______, whether he is gainfully employed or not, according to the book.
(a) Love.
(b) Money.
(c) Patience.
(d) Work.

10. Ivan Illich believes that the world is divided into _______ camps of thought about money and about materialism.
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

11. The civilized world lacks philosophers and _______ who can warn against the destructiveness of materialism.
(a) Priests.
(b) Therapists.
(c) Singers.
(d) Teachers.

12. William James believes that the fear of _________ is the worst moral disease that society has encountered.
(a) Poverty.
(b) Riches.
(c) Disease.
(d) Death.

13. _________ is something that lies within each man, and in the traditional wisdom of mankind, according to the book.
(a) Truth.
(b) Virtue.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Resolution.

14. ________, to the rich, is as much an affliction as poverty may be to the poor, according to the book.
(a) Peace.
(b) Denial.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Luxury.

15. Schumacher believes that modern ___________ is destroying the planet, according to the book.
(a) Retirement funding.
(b) Technology.
(c) Living.
(d) Media.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi calls the process of getting rid of what he owned a removal of a _________ from his shoulders, according to the book.

2. The celebrations of the rich are like __________, according to Mercier when he speaks in this section of the book.

3. The book proposes that the wealthy in the world are the ones who are able to establish the ___________ in the world.

4. There seems to be a hunger for __________, but this hunger can be sated when alternative ideas are presented i society.

5. _________ is the writer who describes the difference between inflicted poverty and voluntary poverty.

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