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. Where was Hawthorne when he wrote the piece Marx analyzed?
(a) Norfolk, VA.
(b) Providence, RI.
(c) Concord, MA.
(d) Yosemite, CA.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?

3. What were the keys to the American landscape, in the views that were the opposite of Barlowe's?

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

5. What does Marx say is the leading image of industrialism?

(see the answer key)

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