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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the Code of Napoleon?
(a) The criminal law instituted by Napoleon.
(b) The currency policy that financed the Napoleonic wars.
(c) The bureaucratic system instituted in France.
(d) The reform that abolished feudalism.

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

3. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world of 1789 was bigger than today?
(a) Hobsbawm says that the population was bigger than today.
(b) Hobsbawm says that much of the Earth was still unexplored.
(c) Hobsbawm says that people were bigger than today.
(d) Hobsbawm says that distances seemed much bigger than today.

4. What does Hobsbawm say is the dual root of nationalism in Europe?
(a) The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.
(b) New trade routes and peace after the war.
(c) The population explosion and the railroad.
(d) The destruction of the French Revolution and the population explosion.

5. 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 created room for new industries.
(c) It devastated the continent with non-stop fighting.
(d) It concentrated the refugee populations in cities, where they became workers.

6. How much does Hobsbawm say Europeans were affected by the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) He says that many were not affected at all.
(b) He says that fighting was widespread throughout many regions.
(c) He says that almost everyone felt the effects in one way or another.
(d) He says that the wide areas were almost totally devastated. but some were left untouched.

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

8. Who dominated the Orthodox Church in 1848?
(a) Turkey.
(b) Poland.
(c) Russia.
(d) Greece.

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

10. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?
(a) Get big or die.
(b) Create a niche.
(c) Buy low, sell high.
(d) Buy locally, sell globally.

11. How did the concept of nationalism spread through Europe?
(a) From north to south.
(b) From east to west.
(c) From France outward in every direction.
(d) From west to east.

12. What were the dates of the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) 1791-1812.
(b) 1812-1815.
(c) 1792-1815.
(d) 1789-1815.

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

14. What was the result of improvements in the technology of spinning and weaving?
(a) Increased output.
(b) Increased tax revenue from the cotton trade.
(c) Decreased farm size.
(d) Decreased need for labor.

15. Where were spinning and weaving performed prior to the Industrial Revolution?
(a) At home.
(b) In communal workshops.
(c) In the market.
(d) In warehouses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?

2. Which class does Hobsbawm say published and circulated native-language publications?

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

4. Why didn't disagreements between nations reach the level of international war?

5. When did the Constituent Assembly create a new Constitution that turned France into a Constitutional monarchy?

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