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. What would Gonzalo's ideal be characterized by?
(a) No government.
(b) No work.
(c) No disparity between rich and poor.
(d) No need for language.

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

3. How does Marx characterize Prospero and members of the court?
(a) As spokesmen for conservation.
(b) As advance agents of civilization.
(c) As victims of political power.
(d) As experienced people hoping for redemption.

4. What American literature does Marx say exemplifies the three-stage theme he identified in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.
(b) James' Daisy Miller.
(c) Thoreau's Walden.
(d) Norris' The Octopus.

5. How was Hawthorne's description interrupted?
(a) By an Indian.
(b) By a blue jay.
(c) By a merchant.
(d) By a railroad whistle.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What part of 'The Tempest' held special interest for Marx?

3. What contradictory aspects of the American landscape came to characterize American pastoralism?

4. What sources does Marx suppose Shakespeare read for 'The Tempest'?

5. What does pastoral ideology conflict with, in Marx's account?

(see the answer key)

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