The Arcades Project Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

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

3. What occupation does the men discussed in Chapter 7, Section S share?

4. Which of the following things is not considered part of the psychological order the arcades created?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How are fonts first discussed in the book?

2. How is the struggle between the economic and social class described in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

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

7. How does the author discuss the use of technology at the end of Chapter 5?

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

9. How is romanticism first described in the book?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the portrayal of violence in the book. How does the author portray violence as necessary and useful through his accounts of street fighting and rioting in the book?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Class struggles are a common theme found throughout the book. Part 1.) How does the author use the metaphor of street fighting to convey the class struggles of Europe? Part 2.) What boundaries does the upper class set up to ensure the failure of the lower classes? Part 3.) How do those in the lower class try and overcome their low status and become successful?

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