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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 the purpose of an epilogue?
(a) To describe the process of writing the book.
(b) To repeat the main themes one more time.
(c) To repudiate parts of the book that look naïve or foolish.
(d) To reflect on the content of the book.
2. What is Marx's tone throughout 'The Machine in the Garden'?
(a) Reverential and despairing by turns.
(b) Scientific and analytical.
(c) Analytical and pessimistic.
(d) Optimistic and casual.
3. How did Melville describe whaling?
(a) As a symbol of society.
(b) As an art.
(c) As a spiritual calling.
(d) As an industrial enterprise.
4. How does Marx characterize man's hopes for nature?
(a) Realistic planning.
(b) Consensus-based resource use.
(c) Scientific resource allocation.
(d) Pastoral idealism.
5. What did Coxe contrast manufacturing with?
(b) The trades.
(d) Cottage industry.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the ocean symbolize in Melville's Moby Dick?
2. Which term describes the title of Marx's epilogue?
3. How did nature continue to redeem individuals in pastoral ideology?
4. What trait did American thinkers and writers see in evidence in America's industrial expansion?
5. How would you classify Marx's 'The Machine in the Garden'?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the dark side of industrialism, in most writers' eyes?
2. How developed was the land at the end of the 18th century?
3. How did Daniel Webster describe industrialism?
4. What does Marx say the ship Pequod symbolizes in Melville's Moby Dick?
5. How did Henry Adam's reconcile pastoralism and industrialism?
6. What does fire symbolize in Hawthorne's 'The Unpardonable Sin'?
7. How does Marx categorize modern man's attitude toward the pastoral ideal in terms of the authors he has analyzed?
8. What was John Orvis' reaction to industrialism?
9. How did Ralph Waldo Emerson see nature?
10. What is Ishmael's relationship with Ahab, in Melville's Moby Dick?
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