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 credit as a commonplace phenomenon in Chapter 10?

2. Who might be the most interested in reading Chapter 14 given its subject matter?

3. What does the author credit as offering some hope to society in Chapter 9?

4. What is the title of Chapter 13 of the book?

5. Where are the photos of the author shot in that are shown in the book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How are the British described in Chapter 13?

6. How is the thought of relocating for work discussed in Chapter 10?

7. How is Alexander Dumas first described in the book?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the concept of fantasy presented in the book. What role did the creation of fantasy within areas like the arcades play in the way others viewed society in Europe? Why did vendors feel the need to create such fantasy?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the portrayal of the French writer and thinker Baudelaire in the book. What ideologies does the author present of his in the book and what impact does he credit him with in relation to European culture?

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