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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What conflict does Marx say was avoided as America expanded?
(a) Warfare between industrial and agrarian interests.
(b) Warfare between North and South.
(c) Warfare between financiers and farmers.
(d) Class warfare.

2. What would people live on, in Gonzalo's ideal world?
(a) Natives' produce.
(b) Nature's bounty.
(c) Money from exports.
(d) Imported grain.

3. What virtues did Jefferson associate with the civilization?
(a) Intellect and privilege.
(b) Creativity and inspiration.
(c) Ingenuity and technology.
(d) Creativity and inspiration.

4. What kind of existence did Barlowe describe having encountered in his travels?
(a) Idyllic.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Savage.
(d) Tumultuous.

5. What did Jefferson want to keep in Europe?
(a) Government.
(b) Finance.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Manufacturing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Daniel Webster believe the railroad would do for America?

2. What trait did American thinkers and writers see in evidence in America's industrial expansion?

3. What was Daniel Webster's take on industrialism?

4. What did Beverly describe as the paradox of existence in the New World?

5. What associations were suggested by Marx's leading symbol of industrialism?

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