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 is the consequence of knowing nature, according to Twain's work?
(a) Knowing the deep inter-connectedness of things.
(b) Feeling free of society.
(c) Knowing the wild spirit of nature.
(d) Losing familiarity with the whole.

2. What did Henry Adams envision as the consequence of technology?
(a) The unification of humans and nature.
(b) The human race committing suicide.
(c) The unification of knowledge in one science.
(d) Disaffection, alienation, and disease.

3. What did Thoreau conclude as a result of his time at Walden?
(a) That men are desperate and sad.
(b) That technology must be stopped.
(c) That men should remove themselves from society.
(d) That man should simplify his life.

4. What 'sealed the fate' of American industrialism, according to Marx?
(a) The cotton gin.
(b) Standardized parts.
(c) Machine tools.
(d) The railroad.

5. What virtues would the Jeffersonian man strike a balance between?
(a) Literature and action.
(b) Poetry and technology.
(c) Urbaneness and wilderness.
(d) Nature and civility.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of an epilogue?

2. How does Marx say modern Americans see nature?

3. What does Ishmael symbolize, in Marx's interpretation of Moby Dick?

4. What is the second reaction Marx describes to industrialism?

5. Why did Beverly feel as he did by the end of his work?

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