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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. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Albania.
(c) Poland.
(d) Greece.

2. What landmark event does Hobsbawm see as the peak of the middle class ideology?
(a) The publication of "Kubla Khan".
(b) The publication of Ricardo's 'Principles of Political Economy'.
(c) The publication of Malthus' theories.
(d) The publication of "Origin of Species".

3. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?
(a) "the most important event in world history."
(b) "preparation for some of the greatest changes mankind would know."
(c) "the end of classical Europe."
(d) "the beginning of the modern age."

4. Why were Jews particularly well-suited to take advantage of opportunities to join the new middle class?
(a) They were established financiers.
(b) They were typically well-versed in science and technology.
(c) They lived in centers of trade.
(d) They were already largely urbanized.

5. What was the state of science in the period after the French Revolution?
(a) It still held that the world was flat.
(b) It was still riddled with superstitions and religious stories.
(c) It was developing slowly behind philosophy and literature.
(d) It was advancing and clashing with the church.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?

2. Which nation led the others in industrialization?

3. What possibility did this social structure open to French society?

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

5. Who were the working poor typically rebelling against, in Hobsbawm's account?

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