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

Goldian VandenBroeck
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does man think of when he has more free time in which to think about his life, according to the book?

2. Much has been given to those from whom much will be required, thus men are neither equally gifted or __________, according to the book.

3. Seneca dismayed that ______ was too easy to remove from the Earth as this might have been the beginning of the downfall of man.

4. __________ asserts that the praises of poverty need once more be boldly sung, according to the book.

5. _________ in one's life is really what makes one rich, according to the book and according to one of the sections.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Plutarch, but it allows him to live a life of a philosopher?

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

3. What does Gandhi say is the only true way for mankind to have equality in the world?

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. How is the poor man separated from the destitute man, according to the book?

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

8. What does James say that society does when it sees a person who is poor and downtrodden?

9. What happens when Francis is about to marry a wealthy woman?

10. What does Dorothy Day explain the difference between when she contributes to the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi believed that in order to best serve mankind, he needed to get rid of all of his possessions.

Part 1: Why do you think getting rid of one's possessions can help one serve mankind?

Part 2: Do you think you could be more helpful to mankind without possessions?

Part 3: How do you think a person could serve mankind and still have possessions?

Essay Topic 2

The key to a satisfying life, according to the book, is to live a life of balance.

Part 1: How might you begin to define the idea of balance?

Part 2: Do you think it's possible to live a life that is completely balanced?

Part 3: Why do you think a balanced life is the best way to live your life? Or do you disagree?

Essay Topic 3

Man is destroying himself when he focuses all of his attention on money, according to the book.

Part 1: In what ways does man suffer when he is focused completely on money?

Part 2: Do you think that man needs to destroy himself when he has money?

Part 3: How do you think money can be used to create instead of to destroy?

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