The Machine in the Garden; Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Leo Marx
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a consequence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Exploitation of resources.
(b) Urbanization.
(c) Rail trails.
(d) Relocation to the suburbs.

2. How does Marx describe the encroachment of industrialism?
(a) As inevitable.
(b) As preventable.
(c) As unnatural.
(d) As natural.

3. What is the most important part of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', in Marx's estimation?
(a) A political power struggle.
(b) A conflict over territory.
(c) A conflict over how to use resources.
(d) An engagement and marriage.

4. What do Americans abandon when they are under the influence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?
(a) Urban parks.
(b) Outdated buildings.
(c) Small towns.
(d) Urban areas.

5. What is the third stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?
(a) Return to the city.
(b) Return to nature.
(c) Return to home.
(d) Return to childhood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What contradictory aspects of the American landscape came to characterize American pastoralism?

2. In what art does Marx see pastoral ideology contributing to a more realistic outcome for American society?

3. When did the pastoral idea become part of American culture?

4. How had the Enlightenment changed pastoral thought, in Marx's account?

5. How did Jefferson describe the representative man in Notes on Virginia?

Short Essay Questions

1. When did the pastoral ideal become a part of American culture?

2. Why was Beverly ultimately disappointed in the New World?

3. What view typified the opposite of the bountiful-Edenic image of the New World?

4. How did Shakespeare's characters describe the ideal society?

5. How had Shakespeare learned about conditions in America?

6. How does Marx describe the ambiguity of existence Beverly hit on?

7. What discovery does Marx say we find in Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer?

8. What is complex pastoral ideology?

9. In what way does the railroad symbolize the industrial intrusion into a pastoral idyll?

10. What characters does Marx cite as examples of people who have gone through those three stages?

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