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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 conflict does Marx say was avoided as America expanded?
2. What was unique about American manufacturing, in Coxe's view?
3. When was man supposed to return to nature, in Thoreau's vision?
4. What does Marx point out accompanied factories and progress in transportation?
5. What effect did Carlyle say industrialism would have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the purpose of an epilogue?
2. How did Thoreau reconcile machines and nature?
3. What were the roles of men of understanding and men of reason in Emerson's vision?
4. How does Marx describe modern man's relationship with the pastoral ideal?
5. What is the future of the pastoral ideal in Marx's view at the end of the epilogue?
6. How does Marx characterize the modern response to pastoralism?
7. What critique did Carlyle make of industrialism?
8. What was the context in which Marx was writing the epilogue?
9. How did Emerson reconcile machines and nature?
10. How does Marx categorize modern man's attitude toward the pastoral ideal in terms of the authors he has analyzed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Utopia means 'the good place' and 'no place'. How does this paradox relate to the pastoral ideal? Is pastoralism ultimately Utopian? What are the differences between Utopianism and pastoralism?
Essay Topic 3
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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