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

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Which literary forms are most appropriate to the pastoral life, poetry, fiction or the non-fiction essays like Emerson and Thoreau wrote? Is there a literature form that corresponds to experience?

Essay Topic 2

Manufacturing was both an evil and a source of national strength in the 18th century. How did manufacturing change the idea of industrialism, and did the acquisition of manufacturing strength redeem the loss of natural land? Who argued that it did? Who argued that it did not?

Essay Topic 3

Research Utopian communities in America--from Brook Farm to Fruitlands to Fourierian and Owensian communes to contemporary Utopian communities. Are these places living out the pastoral ideal?

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