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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Shakepeare's American Fable.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What other American literature does Marx say exemplifies the three-stage theme he identified in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Morrison's Beloved.
(b) Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
(c) Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(d) Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.

2. 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) A conflict over how to use resources.
(d) An engagement and marriage.

3. How do Americans express their sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) By conserving.
(b) By mining resources.
(c) By building cities.
(d) By making green spaces.

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(a) Outdated buildings.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

5. What associations were suggested by Marx's leading symbol of industrialism?
(a) Fire, smoke and speed.
(b) Power, productivity, and order.
(c) Steam, progress, and control over the ocean.
(d) Efficiency, control, and profit.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the third stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

2. What would Gonzalo's ideal be characterized by?

3. How have liberal thinkers portrayed the sentimental pastoral ideal, in Marx's account?

4. What human structure did Barlowe describe America in terms of?

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

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