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. Who typically espouses the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Engineers.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Industrialists.
(d) Urban planners.

2. What piece by Nathaniel Hawthorne does Marx treat as emblematic of American pastoralism?
(a) The Marble Faun.
(b) Sleepy Hollow Notes.
(c) The Celestial Railroad.
(d) Mosses from an Old Manse.

3. What does Marx say is unique about pastoralism in the industrial age in America?
(a) People stopped living on farms in the late 1700s.
(b) The railroad blurred the boundary between city and country.
(c) People began to be able to visit the country from the city.
(d) Southern plantations were the first farms to perform agriculture on an industrial scale.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Americans express their sentimental pastoral ideal?

2. Which characters are engaged in the final struggle in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

3. What writer does Marx credit with beginning the theme of pastoralism in literature?

4. What kind of lifestyle does Marx say Americans want?

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

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