Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty: An Anthology of Ancient and... Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Michael Harrington points out that there is virtue in choosing _________ over the desolation of empty abundance.
(a) Poverty.
(b) Truth.
(c) Peace.
(d) Knowledge.

2. 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) Pope.
(c) Woman.
(d) Bishop.

3. The only true solution for a return to the truly ______ life is to remove oneself from the false set of values, according to the book.
(a) Truthful.
(b) Rich.
(c) Happy.
(d) Content.

4. Today's economic structure is built to support the relatively few but super _________ in society.
(a) Networked.
(b) Rich.
(c) Effective.
(d) Poor.

5. __________ asserts that the praises of poverty need once more be boldly sung, according to the book.
(a) William James.
(b) Joseph Campbell.
(c) John Milton.
(d) William Shakespeare.

6. Schumacher defines __________ as knowing when enough is enough in life and in all of life's activities, according to the book.
(a) Contentment.
(b) Movement.
(c) Moderation.
(d) Temperantia.

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

8. The celebrations of the rich are like __________, according to Mercier when he speaks in this section of the book.
(a) Books.
(b) Plays.
(c) Pageants.
(d) Movies.

9. George _______ writes that when man has what he wants, he is rich, but when he is able to do without what he wants, he is powerful.
(a) Thoreau.
(b) McDonald.
(c) James.
(d) Masters.

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

11. Gandhi calls the process of getting rid of what he owned a removal of a _________ from his shoulders, according to the book.
(a) Monkey.
(b) Burden.
(c) Rope.
(d) Bag.

12. ___________ takes away the responsibility of providing for the family and it gives to man the idea leisure time as well, according to the book.
(a) Mass production.
(b) Church.
(c) Peace.
(d) The stock market.

13. _________ writes of Fortune stopping the wheel, which is a metaphor that illustrates that wealth causes a man to stop growing.
(a) Seneca.
(b) Boethius.
(c) Plutarch.
(d) Joseph Campbell.

14. The book proposes that the wealthy in the world are the ones who are able to establish the ___________ in the world.
(a) Laws.
(b) Classes.
(c) Values.
(d) Rules.

15. The poor man will feel content with the _________ from a rich man, though the rich man just wants to be rid of them.
(a) Gold pieces.
(b) Discarded clothes.
(c) Rotten food.
(d) Cans of jelly.

Short Answer Questions

1. When we don't hold onto anything, we can _______ without fear of losing our affluence.

2. _________ notes that man does not ask the value of an item, but rather what it costs, according to the book.

3. Every movement of humanity and _______ is one that leads toward simplicity, according to the book.

4. A ________ proverb points out that the gods only laugh at man when men pray to them for wealth, according to the book.

5. Bruce Barton points out that it is the ________ of money that is the root of all evil, which makes sense in the book.

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