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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Most people of today do not understand the ________ that awaits them if they choose not to be rich in their lives, according to the book.
(a) Truth.
(b) Joy.
(c) Peace.
(d) Clarity.

2. ________ is seen as a non-productive luxury that stands in the way of one's true worth in the world, according to the book.
(a) Peace.
(b) Honor.
(c) Ego.
(d) Value.

3. ________ says that the only purpose of having money is to use it. There can be no other reason, according to the book.
(a) William Milton.
(b) Dorothy Day.
(c) William James.
(d) Ben Franklin.

4. ________ may step in to define the values of society if man does not try to do this on his own.
(a) Banks.
(b) Stock market.
(c) Government.
(d) Nature.

5. _________ in one's life is really what makes one rich, according to the book and according to one of the sections.
(a) Power.
(b) Truth.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. ________, to the rich, is as much an affliction as poverty may be to the poor, according to the book.

2. Only with a limitation of one's possessions can one realize their true _________ in the world, according to the book.

3. The success of the super rich is that they create rules and values that then become the benchmark for living the ____________.

4. ___________ takes away the responsibility of providing for the family and it gives to man the idea leisure time as well, according to the book.

5. The book points out that it is difficult to leave a life that has comfort in __________ and the easy life.

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Thoreau say that he feels rich in his own life, according to this section?

2. What is the desired goal of having less if the goal is not to be destitute?

3. Who is Lady of Pecunia and what does she represent in society?

4. How does the Japanese proverb put the ideas of money and wealth into perspective?

5. What does the invention of free time, as given by mass production, cause a man to do?

6. What is the ancient concept that has been missing from society for a long time, according to this section?

7. What is the idea or thing that metes out everything that man needs in order to be happy in life, according to Taylor?

8. How does Schumacher define the idea of temperantia within this section of the book?

9. How can the hunger for the mostly empty goals in society and in life be thwarted, according to the book?

10. What does Clement of Alexandria have to say about a man who is truly rich?

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