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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Towards an Industrial World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What pressure drove the mechanization of production in the late 1700s?
(a) The need to dominate trade routes.
(b) The need for mercantile power.
(c) The need for monopoly.
(d) The need for profit.

2. What was the result of improvements in the technology of spinning and weaving?
(a) Decreased need for labor.
(b) Increased output.
(c) Decreased farm size.
(d) Increased tax revenue from the cotton trade.

3. What was increasing at the same time that the railroads were expanding in the 1830s?
(a) Migration.
(b) Superstition.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Religion.

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

5. Where did the idea that Hobsbawm says was developing after 1830 first take root?
(a) In the middle classes.
(b) In the working poor.
(c) In the destitute.
(d) In the bourgeoisie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where were the French forces defeated in 1814?

2. Where were spinning and weaving performed prior to the Industrial Revolution?

3. What were the dates of the Napoleonic Wars?

4. Why does Hobsbawm say that the Industrial Revolution could only have happened in England?

5. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

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