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 is the name of the book Karl Marx wrote that is swept under the proverbial rug in America?

2. Who does the author say can counter or prevent open rebellion by using the right street fighting methods?

3. What is the section titled "Ecole Polytechnique" refer to in regards to the changes made in Europe in the 1800s?

4. What were bohemes known to be in their families?

5. What does the author say the class warfare and conflict management in Europe is part of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the nature of Fourier's racism in Chapter 8?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the author say is American's blind spot in the book?

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

8. How does the author describe the two distinctive ideas within Germany and France in regard to social order?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Technology is a leading theme throughout the book that is shown evolving over the course of the book. Part 1.) What role did technology have in the success of the arcades? Part 2.) How did technology harm some aspects of society and who did it affect most? Part 3.) What triumphs did the European public find from technology and what movements did it lead to?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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