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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?
(a) Feudalism.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Colonialism.

2. Who was represented by the "Third Estate" in France?
(a) The nobles.
(b) The bourgeoisie.
(c) The common people.
(d) The merchants.

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

4. What was the Bastille a symbol of when the French stormed it in 1789?
(a) The free market.
(b) The monarchy.
(c) The bourgeoisie.
(d) The radical element.

5. Where did the second wave of revolutions take place?
(a) Prussia.
(b) Ireland and Poland.
(c) Albania and Romania.
(d) Turkey and Greece.

6. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?
(a) The country was burdened with too much debt.
(b) The country was struggling with internal dissensions.
(c) The government could not raise an army large enough for any invasions.
(d) The price of reintroducing Jacobinism was too high.

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

8. Which industry saw special improvements and expansion in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Coal.
(b) Iron.
(c) Magnesium.
(d) Copper.

9. Where did Britain expand its relationships after the French Revolution?
(a) With China and Indonesia.
(b) With Russia and Prussia.
(c) With France and Spain.
(d) With its colonies.

10. What set the stage for the French Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) France's war with Russia.
(b) France's war with Britain.
(c) France's war with Prussia.
(d) France's war with Austria.

11. Which nation was the exception to the rule that Europe was ruled by absolute monarchs, in the late 1700s?
(a) France.
(b) Britain.
(c) Austria.
(d) Russia.

12. What did the monarchy do in response to France's financial crisis in the 1780s?
(a) He called a States General.
(b) He proposed new taxes.
(c) He borrowed from the merchants.
(d) He outsourced the business of governing.

13. France was opposed by which of these in the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) All of Europe and Britain.
(b) Russia, Prussia and Austria.
(c) Austria and Prussia.
(d) Britain and Russia.

14. What does Hobsbawm say revolts turned against in this period?
(a) Alien rule.
(b) Aristocratic rule.
(c) Absentee landlords.
(d) Mercantile colonialism.

15. Who does Hobsbawm say rose to prominence financing the wars?
(a) Swiss.
(b) The Barings and Rothschilds.
(c) The Rockefellers.
(d) The Jews.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the nobility do when France became a Constitutional monarchy?

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

3. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

4. What happened that fostered nationalist movements in the Balkans?

5. What product does Hobsbawm say was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution?

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