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 does the author offer about the nature of Europe in hopes of educating Americans?

2. Which of the following courses is not included in the field of polytechnics?

3. What races does the author say Fourier disliked?

4. How many works does Victor Hugo believe the human spirit to have?

5. What country's middle class was the first to come up with a workable solution to class differences?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is residential rioting discussed in Chapter 10?

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

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

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

6. How does the author first describe philanthropy in the book?

7. How does the author describe the motivations for women and children to go to work from 1820-1895?

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

9. How does the author describe the plight of European men in Chapter 9?

10. How are the British described in Chapter 13?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the nature of the author Walter Benjamin based on his writing style and portrayal in photographs. What assumptions can we make about the overall message the author wished for us to get from this book based on our perceptions of him?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the proletariat with the bourgeoisie in the book. What obstacles stood between these classes that set them apart from one another?

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