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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Ideology: Religion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the state of science in the period after the French Revolution?
(a) It was developing slowly behind philosophy and literature.
(b) It still held that the world was flat.
(c) It was advancing and clashing with the church.
(d) It was still riddled with superstitions and religious stories.

2. What did the French Revolution demonstrate to the rest of Europe?
(a) That people could rise up to fight for their freedom.
(b) That tyrants could use popular uprisings for their own purposes.
(c) That power will always reside in the aristocracy's hands.
(d) That Europe was not ready for democracy yet.

3. Why, according to Hobsbawm, did land reform take place in France?
(a) Because of the French Revolution.
(b) Because of the Industrial Revolution.
(c) Because of Napoleon's defeat in Russia.
(d) Because of the ravages of the Napoleonic Wars.

4. In what way does Hobsbawm say that religion was still useful?
(a) As nostalgia for an earlier golden age.
(b) As propaganda to build nationalism.
(c) As a prop to secure the middle class.
(d) As propaganda to justify xenophobia.

5. Who does Hobsbawm say rose to prominence financing the wars?
(a) The Barings and Rothschilds.
(b) Swiss.
(c) The Jews.
(d) The Rockefellers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the Code of Napoleon?

2. What was changing in the role religion played in people's lives, in Hobsbawm's account?

3. Which religion was expanding from Turkey through Africa and to the east?

4. In what way, in Hobsbawm's account, did the nobility use religion?

5. What was the consequence of British land reforms in India?

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