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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 area does the author say had improved so much that arcade clerks had to train in art and other areas?

2. What is the later date of the face page of the expose used in Chapter 2?

3. What two centuries does the book span?

4. Other than French, what other culture is represented in the poems shared in Chapter 2?

5. What philosopher is the primary focus of Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Chapter 15 of the book?

2. How does the author describe the two distinctive ideas within Germany and France in regard to social order?

3. How is romanticism first described in the book?

4. How is the drug culture of Europe discussed in Chapter 6?

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

6. How does the author describe the nature of Fourier's racism in Chapter 8?

7. How does the author define retirement in the book?

8. How does the author discuss religion in Chapter 12?

9. Describe the face pages of Chapter 2.

10. How does the author describe the differences between the young and old bohemians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of the imagination that is presented in the book. What can we learn about the possibilities of the imagination based on the portrayal of the Romantics point of view in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the portrayal of God and Satan in the book. What image might the author be trying to project about these two characters based on their portrayal in the book? Are these portrayals strictly religious or could they be perceived in a different way?

Essay Topic 3

The flaneur is an individual who chooses to wander a place and discover new things about themselves and the things around them. Part 1.) How did the author appear to take on the guise of a flaneur while writing this book? Part 2.) How might the author write the book in a way that makes the reader a flaneur? Part 3.) Based on the presence of the flaneur concept, what value might the author find in discovering the essence of your surroundings and truly getting to know all aspects instead of just one small area?

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