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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Marx say is unique about pastoralism in the industrial age in America?
(a) The railroad blurred the boundary between city and country.
(b) Southern plantations were the first farms to perform agriculture on an industrial scale.
(c) People stopped living on farms in the late 1700s.
(d) People began to be able to visit the country from the city.

2. What aspects of European civilization were the Virginia settlers glad to leave behind, in Beverly's history?
(a) Dogmas and conflicts over religion.
(b) Suppression of religious expression.
(c) Vanities and conflicts over property.
(d) Plagues and uncertainty over medical treatment.

3. What part of 'The Tempest' held special interest for Marx?
(a) The portrait of love's frailty against political power.
(b) The portrait of men who gain power by disposing of natural resources.
(c) The portrait of an unspoiled landscape invaded by Europeans.
(d) The portrait of indecision about taking the throne.

4. What did Jefferson ultimately conclude about industrialism?
(a) That it had to be developed.
(b) That it had to balance efficiencies with creating employment opportunities.
(c) That it had to be suppressed.
(d) That it had to be aligned with public virtues.

5. How have the relationships between the city and country changed in American industrial pastoralism?
(a) They are no longer exclusive.
(b) They are both monetized.
(c) They are no longer interdependent.
(d) They are both reinvented by machines.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What secondary plot does Marx see as important for his purposes?

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

5. How did Arthur Barlowe describe America?

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