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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry gain by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?
(a) Money.
(b) Culture.
(c) Tradition.
(d) Freedom.

2. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?
(a) Radicals and revolutionaries everywhere.
(b) All common people everywhere.
(c) Marx and Ricardo.
(d) The merchants of the world.

3. What is the paradox in France's failure to develop its industries?
(a) The aristocracy lost the land, but retained the right to what the land produced.
(b) The workers became more efficient, but the cost of living skyrocketed.
(c) The peasants gained more political power, but with so many voices, the government was paralyzed.
(d) The peasants had more autonomy as a result of land reforms, but they were not well positioned to capitalize on their land.

4. Where were the French forces superior to the English?
(a) In the navy.
(b) In the colonies.
(c) In the mountains.
(d) In the army.

5. What distinguished the new class of workers that emerged in the Age of Revolution?
(a) They did not use their hands.
(b) They no longer needed patrons.
(c) They received pay in money, not goods.
(d) They went to school for their trade.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?

2. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?

3. How large were the circles within which people moved in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?

4. What was the Code of Napoleon?

5. What did the French Revolution create in Spain?

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