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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 was the opposite of Barlowe's experience in his travels?
(a) Political intrigue.
(b) Storms and primitive land.
(c) Rocky soil and harsh laws.
(d) Sparse resources and unsafe territory.
2. What virtues would the Jeffersonian man strike a balance between?
(a) Literature and action.
(b) Poetry and technology.
(c) Nature and civility.
(d) Urbaneness and wilderness.
3. What did colonists find in America?
(a) Civilized people they could convert to Christianity.
(b) A desert they could transform into a garden.
(c) Infrastructure they could usurp from the natives.
(d) Virgin land.
4. America was depicted as a paradise that was also what, in Marx's account?
(a) A source for good in the Old World.
(b) A place of redemption.
(c) A place of hardship.
(d) A refuge.
5. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Thomas Jefferson publish his Notes on Virginia?
2. How have liberal thinkers portrayed the sentimental pastoral ideal, in Marx's account?
3. What is the first reaction Marx describes to industrialism?
4. What does the end of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' demonstrate, in Marx's interpretation?
5. What did Beverly describe as the paradox of existence in the New World?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Marx mean when he says that America offered a middle way for men?
2. What is the sentimental pastoral ideal?
3. What contradiction marks the early accounts of the New World, according to Marx?
4. How did Jefferson change his view on industrialism?
5. When did the pastoral ideal become a part of American culture?
6. What characters does Marx cite as examples of people who have gone through those three stages?
7. How did Shakespeare's characters describe the ideal society?
8. Where has the pastoral ideal been apparent in American culture?
9. How does Marx describe the value of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' in 'The Machine in the Garden'?
10. How did Jefferson describe the frontier in his Notes on Virginia?
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