The Arcades Project Test | Final 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. What were the higher education institutes discussed in Chapter 13 made for?

2. What does the author credit religion for influencing in Chapter 12?

3. What is the title of Chapter 11 of the book?

4. What is a suppressed theme throughout the book but is examined in Chapter 12?

5. How many consecutive days was the workweek for Europeans in the 1800s?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the story of a man named Gavroche in the book.

2. How does the author discuss the importance of translations at the end of Chapter 13?

3. Describe the author's appearance in the first photos shown of him in the book?

4. How does the author describe street fighting methods in Munich?

5. How does the author describe the workaholic actions of the poor in Chapter 12?

6. How might the purpose of Chapter 14 be described?

7. What is the nature of the contents of Early Draft in Chapter 14?

8. How does the author describe the upper class's inability to relate to the lower class?

9. How does the author express Baudelaire's vision of urban life in the book?

10. How is the creation of polytechnics first discussed in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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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