The American Transcendentalists: Values & Explanation


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The Transcendentalist movement was created as a rebellious reaction to:

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1. The Transcendentalism movement's three essential values focus on:

2. In Transcendentalism, the value of idealism was created as a direct representation of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Transcendentalist movement was a philosophical era that followed the Age of Reason and the Romantic movement in America, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the ideas and values of the transcendentalists, as well as the work and philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of these topics:

  • Catalyst for the Transcendentalism movement
  • Three essential values in the movement
  • Values depicted in the works of Emerson and Thoreau

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Transcendentalism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Emerson's Self Reliance

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson The American Transcendentalists: Values & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Recognize the meaning of ''oversoul''
  • Know the meaning of Transcendentalism
  • Understand the core values of Transcendentalism