文学 TPO39-L3 Thoreau&’s Ideas About Train

TPO39-L3

Thoreau’s Ideas About Train


 

 

  1. What does the professor mainly discuss?
  • A. Thoreau’s use of train metaphors.
  • B. Thoreau’s complex attitude toward trains.
  • C. Events that inspired Thoreau to write his book Walden.
  • D. Reasons that Thoreau’s book Walden was popular in the nineteenth century.

 

  1. In Walden, Thoreau describes some benefits of trains. What benefits does the professor mention? [CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
  • A. Trains helped people feel more connected to their national culture.
  • B. Trains made life more convenient for many people.
  • C. Trains stimulated the imagination in new ways.
  • D. Trains cost less to use than other modes of transportation.

 

  1. According to Thoreau, what is the relationship between trains and nature?
  • A. Trains can distort passengers’ perceptions of nature.
  • B. Trains make the landscape more visually interesting.
  • C. Trains can transport people to natural settings.
  • D. Trains cause damage to the environment.

 

  1. According to the lecture, what point does Thoreau emphasize about trains and the penny press?
  • A. Penny-press publications were read by average citizens, but trains were used mainly by the wealthy
  • B. Trains delivered penny-press publications to a broad national audience.
  • C. Both trains and the penny press threatened people’s individualism.
  • D. Both trains and the penny press enhanced people’s understanding of the world.

 

  1. What does the professor imply when he discusses modern technology?
  • A. It is better to wait until a new technology is perfected before adopting it.
  • B. A new technology that has more disadvantages than advantages is unlikely to succeed.
  • C. People are more skeptical of new technology now than in Thoreau’s time.
  • D. People should consider possible negative consequences of a new technology before adopting it.

 

  1. What is the professor’s opinion about Walden as it relates to the world today?
  • A. Walden is of interest mainly for its descriptions of nineteenth-century life.
  • B. The issues that Walden addresses remain relevant today.
  • C. Mass transportation has changed too much for Walden to be relevant today.
  • D. Walden correctly predicted that trains would be replaced by other technologies.

答案:
B BC A C D B

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