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 do Americans abandon when they are under the influence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Urban parks.
(b) Small towns.
(c) Urban areas.
(d) Outdated buildings.

2. What does an individual gain by passing through these three spatial stages?
(a) A high ground in terms of religious experience.
(b) A middle ground between city and country.
(c) Legitimacy as an American.
(d) Maturity.

3. What writer does Marx credit with beginning the theme of pastoralism in literature?
(a) Virgil.
(b) Homer.
(c) Hawthorne.
(d) Plato.

4. When did the assault on American pastoralism begin, in Marx's account?
(a) 1840s.
(b) 1860s.
(c) 1780s.
(d) 1850s.

5. What did Beverly describe as the paradox of existence in the New World?
(a) Whites wanted peace with the natives, but took their land to start wars.
(b) Natives wanted progress, but then they hated themselves.
(c) Settlers brought progress, but the natives didn't want it.
(d) Settlers wanted a paradise, but replicated their towns and government.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?

2. What does Marx say Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' demonstrates?

3. What desire does Marx describe as the opposite of Barlowe's view?

4. Why did Beverly feel as he did by the end of his work?

5. What was nature's role supposed to be in the nation's future, by Jefferson's time?

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