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Goldian VandenBroeck
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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. Surya Prem says that when children are little, they should be taught to want __________, according to the book.
(a) More.
(b) Less.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Little.

2. _________ cautions against spoiling one's child by teaching him to expect more and more out of his life.
(a) Robert Graves.
(b) John Locke.
(c) John Milton.
(d) Walt Whitman.

3. ________ writes that it can take a man a lifetime to learn how to live, according to the writing in this section.
(a) Whitman.
(b) Smith.
(c) Seneca.
(d) Thoreau.

4. A child just has to _______ in order to get what he wants, according to the way that we raise children.
(a) Stand up.
(b) Hold out their hand.
(c) Cry.
(d) Sigh.

5. It is human _________, according to the book, to save for an uncertain future which starts off this section of the book.
(a) Society.
(b) Stupidity.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. Socrates overheard someone else talking about how expensive ________ was at the time, according to the book.

2. Whitman is against living with animals because they are not demented with the _________ of owning things, according to the book.

3. Saint _______ notes that ignoring one's wealth is much like removing it from one's life entirely, according to the book.

4. ________ speaks to the reader of the inherent fear of worry of losing the riches one has, according to the book.

5. The _________ issues a report in 1974 that suggests a zero population growth in the world.

Short Essay Questions

1. What has been warped by the luxury of the United States as it defines this as being normal?

2. What does Seneca say it may take a man a lifetime to learn, according to the book?

3. What does Young say would happen if America gave away possessions they did not need to the rest of the world?

4. What is a time that is found to be boring, unlike the idea of leisure, as described in this section?

5. How do the bees build their own homes, which is clearly different from the way that humans build their homes?

6. What does Saint Bernard have to say about the idea of having many possessions?

7. What should happen once wealth and possessions have been renounced, according to this section?

8. What do artists and the creative community seem to understand that others do not?

9. What has the artist always been able to do, according to Honore de Balzac?

10. What is the one gift that is provided by a transition to Voluntary Poverty, according to VandenBroeck?

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