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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The French Revolution.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say was the greatest influence on political thought in the 19th century?
(a) The French Revolution.
(b) The ancient Greeks.
(c) The Industrial Revolution.
(d) The Renaissance.

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

3. What was production freed from in the 1780s?
(a) The limitations imposed by limited raw materials.
(b) The limitations imposed by years of war.
(c) The limitations of earlier production techniques.
(d) The limitations imposed by population size.

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

5. How does Hobsbawm describe the agrarian workers of the world?
(a) He says they were part-owners in the estates.
(b) He says they were united.
(c) He says they were unfree.
(d) He says they were efficient.

Short Answer Questions

1. What product does Hobsbawm say was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution?

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

3. Who dominated the Third Estate in the 1780s in France?

4. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?

5. What set the stage for the French Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?

(see the answer key)

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