The Machine in the Garden; Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Leo Marx
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Machine.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Jefferson want to keep in Europe?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Manufacturing.
(c) Finance.
(d) Government.

2. Why did Beverly feel as he did by the end of his work?
(a) He saw a unique opportunity in the New World.
(b) He thought that the settlers and natives could work together.
(c) He thought that the New World could improve the natives.
(d) He thought the New World would improve the settlers.

3. What was nature's role supposed to be in the nation's future, by Jefferson's time?
(a) Agriculture was going to supply the nation's wealth.
(b) Natural resources were going to be a source of wealth for generations.
(c) Wilderness was going to redeem the nation's soul.
(d) Virgin territory was going absorb all the overflowing east-coast cities.

4. What is the most important part of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', in Marx's estimation?
(a) A political power struggle.
(b) A conflict over territory.
(c) An engagement and marriage.
(d) A conflict over how to use resources.

5. What contradictory aspects of the American landscape came to characterize American pastoralism?
(a) Wisdom and innocence.
(b) Savagery and civilization.
(c) Hardship and providence.
(d) Lawlessness and restraint.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Coxe's vision for industrialism intersect with pastoralism?

2. How was Hawthorne's description interrupted?

3. What other American literature does Marx say exemplifies the three-stage theme he identified in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

4. What part of man remained free of industrialism, in Carlyle's view?

5. What possibility did Marx hear resonating from the Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer?

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