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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. What does Hobsbawm say was the balance between urban and rural populations at the end of the Age of Revolution?
(a) Hobsbawm says that most people in Europe lived in the country.
(b) Hobsbawm says that only in Britain were those populations about the same size.
(c) Hobsbawm says that throughout Western Europe, urban and rural populations were about the same size.
(d) Hobsbawm says that most people in Europe lived in cities.
2. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) The farm country.
(b) The mountains.
(c) The seacoasts.
(d) The islands.
3. What was a consequence of the emergence of a new class of people in European society?
(a) Religious freedom.
(c) Nostalgia for lost cultural heritage.
(d) Stricter government surveillance.
4. What profession emerged in France as a result of Napoleon?
(a) Lawyers and legal experts.
(b) University professors.
(c) A civil service.
(d) Merchants and money lenders.
5. What did Hobsbawm find in conservative thinking of the period?
(a) Hobsbawm did not find much of value.
(b) Myriad alternatives to industrialization.
(c) The beginnings of fascism.
(d) A strong tradition, in literature in particular.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Hobsbawm describe the traditional system of agriculture?
2. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?
3. What does Hobsbawm say made the Age of Revolution the 'ugliest' period yet?
4. In Hobsbawm's account, what happened in France as industrialism expanded in neighboring countries?
5. What capability was open to the middle class, as a result of the age of revolutions, that was not open before the revolutions?
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