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

Leo Marx
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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. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?
(a) 1590.
(b) 1650.
(c) 1584.
(d) 1609.

2. What does Marx say is the central theme of pastoral literature?
(a) The interruption of woodland peace.
(b) The desire to merge with nature.
(c) The futility of fighting nature.
(d) The imperative to transform nature.

3. What does Marx say Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' demonstrates?
(a) The corruption of the Old World.
(b) The plan for Utopia in America.
(c) The personalities who will be required to develop America.
(d) The impossibility of the pastoral ideal.

4. What is a consequence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Rail trails.
(b) Urbanization.
(c) Exploitation of resources.
(d) Relocation to the suburbs.

5. What were the keys to the American landscape, in the views that were the opposite of Barlowe's?
(a) Development and expansion.
(b) Conservation and reservations.
(c) Generosity and sharing.
(d) Hard work and sacrifice.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Hawthorne describe in the piece Marx analyzed?

3. When did the pastoral idea become part of American culture?

4. When did the assault on American pastoralism begin, in Marx's account?

5. What literary work did Barlowe echo with his account of his travels?

(see the answer key)

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