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. Voluntary Poverty is a cure for out-sized _____ and mankind's suffering, according to the ending of the book.

2. Artists and the creative community are said to be the only ones who enjoy an existence that is truly ________, according to the book.

3. __________ should be left behind, according to the book, once wealth and possessions have been renounced by a person.

4. Mumford says that the _______ of the Affluent Economy would not be Karl Marx but Henry Thoreau.

5. The need to develop __________ is essential in providing energy for the world's population, according to the book.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the mother teaching her daughter when she tells her that she is a little princess?

3. What does Gandhi discover as he has experienced both wealth and poverty?

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

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

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

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

8. What are the three elements that Robert Henri says the most beautiful life contains?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In this book, it's clear that the authors believe the rich are causing troubles in the world.

Part 1: Do you think the book is biased in the way it relays information to the reader?

Part 2: How do you think the book could be helped with the introduction of authors who supported riches?

Part 3: Why do you think the authors are insistent that the rich are the ones causing troubles in the world? Do you agree?

Essay Topic 2

Not an uncommon idea, but the books says that technology is destroying the planet and mutilating mankind.

Part 1: Why do you think people people believe that technology is hurting mankind?

Part 2: How do you think technology and mankind can exist peacefully?

Part 3: Do you think you could give up technology entirely? Support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Much about the rich is liked to be pageantry and stage settings, rather than a life of value.

Part 1: How do you think possessions are like props in one's life?

Part 2: Why do you think the rich sometimes buy things they don't need?

Part 3: Do you think you own a lot of things that you don't need? Why do you have them?

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