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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. __________ should be left behind, according to the book, once wealth and possessions have been renounced by a person.
(a) Older people.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Everything.
(d) Children.

2. The _________ issues a report in 1974 that suggests a zero population growth in the world.
(a) US Department of Health.
(b) Ford Foundation.
(c) Census.
(d) US military.

3. The _________ has cultivated a culture that has begun to confuse comfort with luxury, according to this section of the book.
(a) East.
(b) South.
(c) North.
(d) West.

4. Whitman says that the _______ understands that the young man who sacrificed and lost his life for a worthy purpose led a life far superior to one with money.
(a) Horse.
(b) Poet.
(c) President.
(d) Teacher.

5. Using _______, Marya Mannes writes a piece that addresses the avarice and the dysfunction of America in the book.
(a) Limericks.
(b) Pictures.
(c) Satire.
(d) Poetry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Marcus Aurelius speaks of a ______ life so busy that it has no leisure, according to the book, which is not pleasant to him.

2. ________ writes that the West is over-consuming the resources of the world and sinking itself into disaster, according to the book.

3. _______ comments that artists regard their work as play and their play as work, as stated in the book.

4. Mankind created a system that is destined to fail since it cannot continue to __________ itself, according to the book.

5. ___________ points out that children who are raised in a sea of dolls and toys are not taught to love nature, according to the book.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Regamey say the destitute in a society is a sign for?

2. What does this section say is a part of human nature, and Gandhi says one must have faith in the future?

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

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

5. What should education teach children, according to the ideas in the book?

6. What does Robert Graves point out about the ideas of money and poverty and poetry?

7. What does Seneca point out that man does not limit when it comes to the use of nature?

8. What happens when a person chooses not to buy items from those who manufacture them?

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

10. Though life is a struggle, what is the advice that Burroughs gives to the reader in this section?

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