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. What sources does Marx suppose Shakespeare read for 'The Tempest'?
(a) Accounts of travel to India.
(b) Accounts of travel to the Pacific islands.
(c) Accounts of travel to the New World.
(d) Accounts of African tribes.

2. 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) Southern plantations were the first farms to perform agriculture on an industrial scale.
(d) People began to be able to visit the country from the city.

3. What does an individual gain by passing through these three spatial stages?
(a) A middle ground between city and country.
(b) Legitimacy as an American.
(c) Maturity.
(d) A high ground in terms of religious experience.

4. What human structure did Barlowe describe America in terms of?
(a) Church.
(b) City.
(c) Heaven.
(d) Garden.

5. When did the assault on American pastoralism begin, in Marx's account?
(a) 1850s.
(b) 1860s.
(c) 1780s.
(d) 1840s.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the end of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' demonstrate, in Marx's interpretation?

3. What is the heart of the pastoral ideal?

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

5. What kind of existence did Barlowe describe having encountered in his travels?

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