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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did revolutionaries see as the goal of their revolutions?
(a) Giving government back to the people.
(b) Making revolution a permanent aspect of society.
(c) Making aristocratic government responsive to commoners' needs.
(d) Seizing control over government.

3. What cause did Russian and Britain support together after the French Revolution?
(a) The independence of Finland.
(b) The independence of Greece.
(c) The independence of Poland.
(d) The independence of Turkey.

4. Where were the French forces defeated in 1814?
(a) Moscow.
(b) Leipzig.
(c) Waterloo.
(d) The Marne.

5. Which market supplied raw materials for the cotton trade?
(a) Thailand.
(b) France.
(c) Britain's colonies.
(d) Russia.

6. 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.

7. What area was affected by what Hobsbawm calls the third wave of revolutions?
(a) All of Europe.
(b) Western Europe.
(c) Eastern Europe.
(d) The Mediterranean.

8. Where were the French forces superior to the English?
(a) In the colonies.
(b) In the army.
(c) In the mountains.
(d) In the navy.

9. What did the French Revolution create in Spain?
(a) Resistance to monarchy.
(b) New forms of government.
(c) Freedom movements in the Catalan region.
(d) Resistance to democracy.

10. What did the nobility do when France became a Constitutional monarchy?
(a) They turned their estates into communes.
(b) They organized resistance within France.
(c) They fled to other monarchies.
(d) They helped turn over their wealth and the Church's wealth to the people.

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

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

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

14. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Merchants and investors.
(b) Nobles and aristocrats.
(c) All strata of society invested in the railroads.
(d) The working classes.

15. Where were the French forces defeated in 1815?
(a) Leipzig.
(b) Moscow.
(c) Berlin.
(d) Waterloo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?

2. What was the Bastille a symbol of when the French stormed it in 1789?

3. Which nation ruled most of Asia in the late 1700s?

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

5. What did the monarchy do in response to France's financial crisis in the 1780s?

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