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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 did the land have to be turned into before it could be developed economically, in Hobsbawm's opinion?
(a) Farmland again, after years of being battefields.
(b) A commodity that could be bought and sold.
(c) A tamed beast.
(d) Feudal domains.

2. Where did the idea that Hobsbawm says was developing after 1830 first take root?
(a) In the middle classes.
(b) In the working poor.
(c) In the destitute.
(d) In the bourgeoisie.

3. How religious does Hobsbawm say the working classes were, by modern standards?
(a) Devoutly religious, as before.
(b) Still quite religious.
(c) More radical than before.
(d) Not religious at all.

4. What did the French Revolution demonstrate to the rest of Europe?
(a) That power will always reside in the aristocracy's hands.
(b) That Europe was not ready for democracy yet.
(c) That people could rise up to fight for their freedom.
(d) That tyrants could use popular uprisings for their own purposes.

5. How did the people in political power react to middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) They either followed it or ignored it.
(b) They attempted to repress it, generally.
(c) They embraced it only reluctantly.
(d) They turned it to their advantage politically.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?

2. What branch of science was closely tied to growing nationalism in the mid-1800s?

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

4. What does Hobsbawm say had to happen to the land before its economic potential could be unleashed?

5. What does Hobsbawm say was the state of land use at the end of the Age of Revolution?

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