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1

Which of these quotations from nature shows emerson's concept of the over-soul

I see all; the currents of the universal being circulate through me

2

The prose excerpts show that Emerson never abandoned his belief in

Unlimited human possibility

3

In nature, emerson writes, yet it is certain that the power to produce this delight does not reside in nature, but in man, or in a harmony of both." What philosophy does this statement support?

Transcendentalism

4

Emerson's romanticism is most clearly displayed in his

reliance on emotional truth

5

In self reliance, emerson writes that society "loves not realities and creators, but names and customs." Which of the following adjectives best reflects emerson's attitude in that statement?

Disapproving

6

In the excerpt from self-reliance," Emerson says, Trust ______ Every heart vibrates to that iron string

thyself

7

with which statement would you expect transcendentalists to agree?

There is a spiritual relationship between humanity and nature

8

Which statements about transcendentalism are accurate?

I, III, and IV only

9

Which of these quotations reflects a key idea of transcendentalism?

Nothing is at last sacred butu the integrity of your own mind

10

Which of these statements best characterizes the central idea in self-reliance?

Rely on your own instincts

11

In the excerpt from "walden," Thoreau states that one of his chief reasons for going to live in the woods was to

simplify his life thoroughly

12

This excerpt primarily is concerned with

a search for the essence of reality

13

Waldens closing image of the morning star leaves readers feeling

inspired

14

What does Thoreau mean in the following sentences?

He views thinking as an important part of his work

15

Which of these statements best reflects Thoreau's philosophy as expressed in walden

living a simple life close to nature lets a person concentrate on important things

16

The an who hears a "different drummer" is best described as a

Nonconformist

17

What aspect of his philosophy does thoreau express in the following statement?

Individualistm

18

T/F Emerson was originally a puritan minister

F

19

T/F Emerson was the fountainhead of transcendentalism in american literature

T

20

T/F Emerson's works are very abstract and difficult to follow

T

21

T/F emerson was the first american author to call of independence of expression in american literature

T

22

T/F Emerson brought the idea of transcendentalism back to america from europe

T

23

T/F Transcendentalism believed in the goodness of man, the glory of nature, the importance of free individual expression and awareness of reality and truth reached through intuition rather than through reason or logic

T

24

T/F Unitarianism rejected original sin and determinism

T

25

T/F Transcendentalism was in opposition to rationalism which was all brain and no spirit

T

26

T/F Unitarians believe in the basic goodness and innate free will of the individual

T

27

T/F Unitarianism believed in a binary god

F

28

T/F Utopian communities were founded by the unitarians

F

29

T/F Transcendentalists believed that man could reach god by communing with statues

F

30

T/F Thoreau had a high regard for civilized urban life

F