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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What skill did Twain idealize?
(a) The steam locomotive engineer's control over the train.
(b) The riverboat pilot's knowledge of the river.
(c) The engineer's ability to bridge rivers.
(d) The Indian soldier's warfare.
2. What does modern man hope for, in spite of industrialism?
(a) Greater and greater resource use.
(b) Reform for pollution.
(c) Cooperation with nature.
(d) Limits on pollution.
3. What was the general feeling about industrialism in America, as it expanded?
4. What effect does Marx say Emerson foresaw for industrialism?
(a) Fulfillment of the worker in his work.
(b) Control of the worker in his working environment.
(c) Devaluation of the worker in the market.
(d) Detachment of the worker from his work.
5. What did Daniel Webster believe the railroad would do for America?
(a) Unify the people.
(b) Terrify the livestock.
(c) Corrupt the youth.
(d) Destroy the traditions.
6. What type of society was America (in the time of Marx's writing)?
7. What did Coxe foresee for America?
(a) The civic uses of industrialism.
(b) The value of industrialism.
(c) The danger of industrialism.
(d) How industrialism would give America strength internationally.
8. How does Marx predict the trend toward urbanization and industrialization will be reversed?
(a) By politics.
(b) By popular uprisings.
(c) By resource depletion.
(d) By market changes.
9. What did Thoreau conclude as a result of his time at Walden?
(a) That man should simplify his life.
(b) That technology must be stopped.
(c) That men are desperate and sad.
(d) That men should remove themselves from society.
10. What does Marx say about man's hopes for nature?
(a) They are realistic.
(b) They are destructive.
(c) They will create wars.
(d) They are just a dream.
11. Who was Tench Coxe?
(a) A Philadelphia merchant.
(b) A Boston statesman.
(c) A New York financier.
(d) A Philadelphia inventor and statesman.
12. How did Americans see westward expansion, in Marx's account?
(a) As a form of corruption.
(b) As a crime against Indians.
(c) As a destruction of the landscape.
(d) As a form of progress.
13. How did nature continue to redeem individuals in pastoral ideology?
(a) Trains would bring people closer to wild areas from the city.
(b) Wealth would allow people to take more vacations in national parks.
(c) After earning money in the factories, a person could buy land out west. Wealth would allow people to take more vacations in national parks. Trains would bring people closer to wild areas from the city. After earning money in the factories, a person could buy land out west.
(d) As long as civilization could continue to exploit resources, it could avert class warfare.
14. Which industry has Marx talked most about, in 'The Machine in the Garden'?
(c) Medical devices.
15. What percentage of Americans lived on farms (in the time of Marx's writing)?
Short Answer Questions
1. What 'sealed the fate' of American industrialism, according to Marx?
2. What forces have led to the urbanization and industrialization Marx describes?
3. What still remains in every man, in Marx's account?
4. How would you classify Marx's 'The Machine in the Garden'?
5. Why does Marx say that machines could be welcomed into America?
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