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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. How were most weddings before the 19th century in Paris described?

2. Who is the author of the book?

3. What literary and cultural style popular in the 19th century is discussed in Chapter 4?

4. Whose urban planning devastated the poor people of Paris in the 19th century?

5. Complete the following sentence from the author discussing William Blake, "Imagination is not ______ . . . Imagination is an almost divine faculty which perceives . . ."

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Commune first described in the book?

2. How are fonts first discussed in the book?

3. Describe the purpose for the author using multiple fonts in Chapter 7.

4. How is Nietzsche's writing style described in Chapter 4?

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

6. How were gas lamps first used at the arcades of Paris?

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

8. How is Theodor Adorno first described in the book?

9. How does the author first describe the lithograph in the book?

10. How does the author describe the importance of manufacturing in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the portrayal of work and retirement in the book. How were these two acts considered similar to one another in the European culture in the 1800s given the definition given of each term by the author?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the portrayal of urbanism in the book. What is the underlying need behind urban development, and how can it be considered prejudice given Hausmann's efforts in Paris?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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