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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Science and Conclusion: Towards 1848.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) They depicted the horrible working class conditions.
(b) They depicted the consequences of the Napoleonic Wars.
(c) They depicted the history of industrialism.
(d) They depicted the eternal struggles of boys and men.

2. Who were the working poor typically rebelling against, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) The middle class as much as the elite.
(b) The aristocracy.
(c) Workers in other nations.
(d) The monarchy.

3. What came to an end in 1830, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Hand-crafts.
(b) Local trade.
(c) Religious faith.
(d) Aristocratic political power.

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

5. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?
(a) Revolutionary movements should be contained.
(b) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
(c) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.
(d) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?

2. Why were the working poor treated with contempt as a new social structure evolved in Europe?

3. What was Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?

4. Why did places that had not been conquered by France reform their land use, in Hobsbawm's opinion?

5. What landmark event does Hobsbawm see as the peak of the middle class ideology?

(see the answer key)

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