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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What allowed America to preserve Jeffersonian ideals for 100 years after Jefferson wrote about them?
(a) Absence of foreign threats.
(b) A frontier to expand into.
(c) Slow pace of technological development.
(d) Peace with natives.

2. How do modern authors, Marx included, tend to feel about preserving nature in an industrial world?
(a) Exuberant.
(b) Zealous.
(c) Cautiously optimistic.
(d) Pessimistic.

3. What was Jefferson's ideal of equality democracy founded on?
(a) A government that encouraged self-reliance.
(b) Protecting individuals from industrialism.
(c) Fostering entrepreneurship.
(d) The free market.

4. What conclusion about technology does the narrator reach at the end of Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?
(a) Primitive human psychology is inescapable.
(b) Nature ultimately conquered industrial man.
(c) Society's benefits do not outweigh its costs.
(d) Progress changes the course of human nature.

5. What did the new world fail to offer newcomers, in typical accounts?
(a) Civilization.
(b) Power.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Art.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Marx say Beverly felt about the New World, by the end of his history?

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

3. What did Emerson say that science and technology could serve?

4. What does Marx say is the central theme of pastoral literature?

5. What is the first stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

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