Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In what art does Marx see pastoral ideology contributing to a more realistic outcome for American society?
2. What does Marx say Beverly felt about the New World, by the end of his history?
(c) Cautiously optimistic.
3. What was Jefferson's ideal of equality democracy founded on?
(a) Protecting individuals from industrialism.
(b) Fostering entrepreneurship.
(c) A government that encouraged self-reliance.
(d) The free market.
4. What kind of existence did Barlowe describe having encountered in his travels?
5. What other American literature does Marx say exemplifies the three-stage theme he identified in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.
(b) Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
(c) Morrison's Beloved.
(d) Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
6. What does pastoral ideology conflict with, in Marx's account?
(b) The reality of history.
(c) Industrial modernism.
(d) Extractive industries.
7. What did Beverly describe changing in the New World as a result of European settlement?
(a) Beverly saw the whites corrupt the natives.
(b) Beverly saw human nature become greedy when resources were cheap.
(c) Beverly saw the natives learn to want drink and escapism as a result of contact with settlers.
(d) Beverly saw the whites corrupt the natives.
8. What does Marx point out was formed as a result of the Revolutionary War?
(a) Corrupt government.
(b) Opposition to expansion.
(c) Filthy cities.
(d) An industrial capacity.
9. What do Americans abandon when they are under the influence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Urban areas.
(b) Small towns.
(c) Urban parks.
(d) Outdated buildings.
10. What was it that Jefferson described as a threat to the moral center of democracy?
(a) Native Americans.
(b) European military power.
11. What writer does Marx credit with beginning the theme of pastoralism in literature?
12. How had feelings about nature changed by Jefferson's time?
(a) Nature seemed divine and benevolent compared with corrupt man.
(b) Nature had become a mirror for man's corrupt soul.
(c) Nature seemed benevolent compared with the disordered city.
(d) Nature seemed chaotic and devilish compared with civilization.
13. What is the heart of the pastoral ideal?
(a) To turn nature into an industrial resource.
(b) To live in the lap of nature.
(c) To live out a primitive existence.
(d) To transform nature into an ordered place.
14. What were Beverly's sources for his history of Virginia?
(a) The King's records.
(b) The settlers' notes and journals.
(c) The sea captains' log books.
(d) Nautical charts.
15. What is the second stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Life in nature.
(b) Life in the city.
(c) Return to the city.
(d) Return to nature.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Marx characterize Prospero and members of the court?
2. What did colonists find in America?
3. What was nature's role supposed to be in the nation's future, by Jefferson's time?
4. How was Hawthorne's description interrupted?
5. What is the first stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
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