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

Leo Marx
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Garden.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What secondary plot does Marx see as important for his purposes?
(a) The struggle for poetic expression.
(b) The conflict over resource use.
(c) The conflict over resource use.
(d) The struggle for domination over nature.

2. Which characters are engaged in the final struggle in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Gonzalo and Ferdinand.
(b) Miranda and Caliban.
(c) Ferdinand and Miranda.
(d) Gonzalo and Prospero.

3. What does Marx say Beverly felt about the New World, by the end of his history?
(a) Disappointed.
(b) Determined.
(c) Elated.
(d) Cautiously optimistic.

4. What did Hawthorne describe in the piece Marx analyzed?
(a) Living in the woods.
(b) Indian wars.
(c) A reverie in the woods.
(d) A whale hunt.

5. What did Beverly describe as the paradox of existence in the New World?
(a) Whites wanted peace with the natives, but took their land to start wars.
(b) Natives wanted progress, but then they hated themselves.
(c) Settlers brought progress, but the natives didn't want it.
(d) Settlers wanted a paradise, but replicated their towns and government.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What would Gonzalo's ideal be characterized by?

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