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. When was man supposed to return to nature, in Thoreau's vision?
(a) For temporary respites.
(b) He should keep nature alive in his cities.
(c) For permanent residence.
(d) On weekends.

2. 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 struggle for domination over nature.
(d) The conflict over resource use.

3. What was nature's role supposed to be in the nation's future, by Jefferson's time?
(a) Wilderness was going to redeem the nation's soul.
(b) Virgin territory was going absorb all the overflowing east-coast cities.
(c) Natural resources were going to be a source of wealth for generations.
(d) Agriculture was going to supply the nation's wealth.

4. What does Marx relate Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to?
(a) Political intrigue.
(b) Natural spirituality.
(c) Indigenous people.
(d) American colonization.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Marx credit with predicting all the evils of industrialism?

2. How did Barlowe describe the indigenous people he encountered?

3. Who was Tench Coxe?

4. What would men of understanding provide in Emerson's vision?

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

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