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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. Which of the following activities is not classified as "full bodied" by the author?

2. What is the title of Chapter 4 of the book?

3. What concept does the author credit as an attribute of the modern world along with ennui?

4. What is the name of the palace in London depicted in a lithograph in Chapter 5?

5. What political theory does the author focus on in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author first describe a convolute in the book?

2. How does Hausmann's urban planning affect the poor people of Paris?

3. Describe the story told by Baudelaire of a 26-year-old woman's relationship with a 60-year-old man?

4. How are the sales of the arcade shops described during the mid 1800s?

5. How does the author explain his writing method for the book in regards to the Parisian arcades?

6. How does the author describe the fate of a woman poisoner in Chapter 2?

7. How does the author first describe surrealism in the book?

8. How does the author describe imagination at the end of Chapter 6?

9. How is the concept of COFFEE ROOM discussed in the book?

10. How is the first lighting installed in the arcades described in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the portrayal of Germany and France in the book. What information does the author offer us about both countries ideologies based on his comparisons of them in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the author's broad use of quotes and fonts in the book. How might the author be using these things to not only showcase a wide variety of ideas and theories but also the actual art form associated within each convolute in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the portrayal of political institutions in the book. What reason does the author have for placing emphasis on the creation of political institutions like Communism, namely when suggesting they derived from other cultures? What message might he be saying about the nature of unity even in politics?

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