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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 did geology support the theory of evolution in the mid-1800s, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) The grinding and sorting action of oceans and streams seemed to imply an innate sorting capacity in nature.
(b) The discovery of petroleum presented an argument for the recycling of all things in nature.
(c) Fossils revealed the presence of pre-historic creatures.
(d) Sedimentary layers of the Earth gave an indication of a long history of changes.

2. What tool did the upper classes use to discriminate against the working poor?
(a) Military repression.
(b) Hiring decisions.
(c) Anti-union gangs.
(d) Legislation.

3. What was the new stance toward religion after the French Revolution?
(a) People were not hostile, but society was becoming more secular.
(b) Radicals were openly antagonistic to the church.
(c) The church had insinuated itself into the government.
(d) The state had seized all church lands, and the church was diminished.

4. What quality distinguished the revolutions that took place in 1848 from earlier revolutions, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) They were planned.
(b) They were spontaneous.
(c) They were non-violent.
(d) They were unsuccessful.

5. Which class does Hobsbawm say published and circulated native-language publications?
(a) Local presses.
(b) Urban presses.
(c) Ex-patriate presses.
(d) The universities.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what respect does Hobsbawm say that Britain was well-situated as industrialism expanded?

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

3. What were the dates of the Napoleonic Wars?

4. What was the status of the Catholic Church after the French Revolution?

5. What was the consequence of British land reforms in India?

(see the answer key)

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