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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Peace.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, in Hobsbawm's view, was the economic result of the French Revolution?
(a) It created room for new industries.
(b) It ruined the means of production and created the possibility of socialism.
(c) It concentrated the refugee populations in cities, where they became workers.
(d) It devastated the continent with non-stop fighting.

2. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?
(a) The country was burdened with too much debt.
(b) The price of reintroducing Jacobinism was too high.
(c) The country was struggling with internal dissensions.
(d) The government could not raise an army large enough for any invasions.

3. How large were the circles within which people moved in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Much smaller than today.
(b) Smaller than today for some people, but larger for others.
(c) Much larger than today.
(d) They were much more spread out.

4. How much does Hobsbawm say Europeans were affected by the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) He says that almost everyone felt the effects in one way or another.
(b) He says that many were not affected at all.
(c) He says that fighting was widespread throughout many regions.
(d) He says that the wide areas were almost totally devastated. but some were left untouched.

5. What was the Bastille a symbol of when the French stormed it in 1789?
(a) The radical element.
(b) The monarchy.
(c) The free market.
(d) The bourgeoisie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say was the greatest influence on political thought in the 19th century?

2. Where were the French forces defeated in 1814?

3. In what did England lead Europe, in Hobsbawm's account?

4. Which nation led the others in industrialization?

5. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world of 1789 was bigger than today?

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