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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. Where were spinning and weaving performed prior to the Industrial Revolution?
(a) In warehouses.
(b) In communal workshops.
(c) In the market.
(d) At home.

2. Why does Hobsbawm say that the Industrial Revolution could only have happened in England?
(a) Because agriculture thrived in England's moister climate.
(b) Because the Industrial Revolution required a cooler climate.
(c) Becaue only Britain had the commercial strength and social conditions for it.
(d) Because the rest of the continent was consumed in war.

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

4. Which nation led the others in industrialization?
(a) Russia.
(b) France.
(c) Prussia.
(d) Britain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the one nation Hobsbawm says could have been considered industrialized in 1848?

2. What is the paradox in France's failure to develop its industries?

3. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?

4. What changed in other countries, but did not change in France, in Hobsbawm's analysis?

5. Where did the idea that Hobsbawm says was developing after 1830 first take root?

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