Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty: An Anthology of Ancient and... Test | Final 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. _________ points out that while there is no money in poetry, there is also no poetry in money, according to the book.

2. Gandhi has experienced both ________ and poverty, but chooses poverty as this seems to help his work.

3. Gandhi writes that a seeker after _________ must put his faith in God that he will have everything he needs when he needs it.

4. It is human _________, according to the book, to save for an uncertain future which starts off this section of the book.

5. An _______ is a device that is used to purify things, according to the beginning of this section of the book.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Russell say about the idea of saving for the future?

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

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

9. What does this section say that children are taught at a young age, which might explain modern society?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

In the book, ego is defined as a non-productive luxury that stands in the way of one's true worth.

Part 1: Do you think that ego gets in your way? Why or why not?

Part 2: In what way is ego a luxury in life, as stated in the book?

Part 3: How do you think your life would look if you didn't have ego to worry about?

Essay Topic 3

Barton says that it is the 'love' of money that is the root of all evil.

Part 1: Do you think money is evil?

Part 2: How do you think money can be used for good?

Part 3: Why do you think some people believe that money is the root of all evil?

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