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. Where had Barlowe traveled to?
(a) Tahiti.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Massachusetts.

2. What possibility did Marx hear resonating from the Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer?
(a) The promise that a man can change his life.
(b) The promise that nature can be civilized without being corrupted.
(c) The promise that the wilderness can be domesticated.
(d) The promise that the city can be redeemed by the country.

3. How had feelings about nature changed by Jefferson's time?
(a) Nature seemed benevolent compared with the disordered city.
(b) Nature had become a mirror for man's corrupt soul.
(c) Nature seemed chaotic and devilish compared with civilization.
(d) Nature seemed divine and benevolent compared with corrupt man.

4. 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.

5. For what occasion did Jefferson write his Notes on Virginia?
(a) As an inventory when he was governor.
(b) At a French Diplomat's request.
(c) For leisure.
(d) Upon his travels to Europe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Hawthorne describe in the piece Marx analyzed?

2. When did a uniquely American pastoral image emerge?

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

4. Why does Marx say that machines could be welcomed into America?

5. What do liberal thinkers say the sentimental pastoral ideal results in, according to Marx?

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