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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What group does Hobsbawm say typified the revolutionary groups that became active in 1848?
(a) The Luddites.
(b) The Chartists.
(c) The Carbonari.
(d) The Jacobins.

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

3. The merchant class was situated between what and what, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Industrial labor and aristocrats.
(b) Political theory and practice.
(c) Part-time craftsmen and markets.
(d) Farmers and craftsmen.

4. What was production freed from in the 1780s?
(a) The limitations imposed by years of war.
(b) The limitations imposed by limited raw materials.
(c) The limitations imposed by population size.
(d) The limitations of earlier production techniques.

5. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?
(a) "Self-conscious" nationalism.
(b) Separatism.
(c) Unionization.
(d) International community.

6. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?
(a) All common people everywhere.
(b) The merchants of the world.
(c) Marx and Ricardo.
(d) Radicals and revolutionaries everywhere.

7. Europe was ruled by Britain, France, Austria, Prussia and which nation?
(a) Greece.
(b) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) Romania.

8. Who does Hobsbawm say identified themselves with local traditions?
(a) The bourgeoisie.
(b) The middle class.
(c) The uneducated masses.
(d) The aristocrats.

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

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

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

12. What was Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?
(a) He conceived the idea for it.
(b) He was persecuted by it.
(c) He incited the people to carry it out.
(d) He oversaw it.

13. What was the international congress that ruled Europe called?
(a) The European Assembly.
(b) The League of Nations.
(c) The European Convention.
(d) The Concert of Europe.

14. How does Hobsbawm describe the agrarian workers of the world?
(a) He says they were efficient.
(b) He says they were unfree.
(c) He says they were part-owners in the estates.
(d) He says they were united.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the concept of nationalism spread through Europe?

2. Which nation led the others in industrialization?

3. What, in Hobsbawm's view, was the economic result of the French Revolution?

4. What cause did Russia and Britain disagree over after the French Revolution?

5. When does Hobsbawm say the second wave of revolutions took place?

(see the answer keys)

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