Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the opposite of Barlowe's experience in his travels?
2. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?
3. What human structure did Barlowe describe America in terms of?
4. Why did Beverly feel as he did by the end of his work?
5. What is the second reaction Marx describes to industrialism?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the pastoral ideal redeem the horrors of industrialism?
2. How does Marx describe modern man's relationship with the pastoral ideal?
3. What view typified the opposite of the bountiful-Edenic image of the New World?
4. How did Robert Beverly describe the New World in his History?
5. How did Emerson react to industrialism?
6. What is the purpose of an epilogue?
7. How did Jefferson describe the frontier in his Notes on Virginia?
8. What was America's first response to steam power in England?
9. What is the sentimental pastoral ideal?
10. What was Tench Coxe's contribution to the American pastoral ideal?
Write a review of Marx's 'The Machine in the Garden'. What did Marx set out to do in the book, and how did he do it? Did he accomplish his goals? Did he fulfill all his promises? Did he leave questions unanswered? Were there problems or contradictions in the work that undermined it?
Is there an essential pastoralism, or is each person's or culture's pastoralism unique to its own context? Does the similarity of symbols and associations apply in every time and case? Read one of the stories or novels Marx analyzes, to see how the pastoral themes might be unique to the individual work.
From driving to National Parks, or seeing wildlife in zoos or managing environments for the sake of wildfires or endangered species, Americans seem to be able to reconcile a high level of science and industry with a high sense of nature and pristineness. What arts or cultural developments have allowed Americans to endure the paradoxes of their industrial lifestyles?
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