The Machine in the Garden; Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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. How have liberal thinkers portrayed the sentimental pastoral ideal, in Marx's account?
(a) As the path to the future.
(b) As a hindrance to progress.
(c) As a requirement for a green society.
(d) As a harmless fantasy.

2. 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 impossibility of the pastoral ideal.
(d) The personalities who will be required to develop America.

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

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

5. What kind of lifestyle does Marx say Americans want?
(a) More elegant.
(b) More complex.
(c) Faster.
(d) Simpler.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Marx say is unique about pastoralism in the industrial age in America?

3. What was the opposite of Barlowe's experience in his travels?

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

5. What does an individual gain by passing through these three spatial stages?

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