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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say revolutionary groups had in common across Europe in 1848?
(a) They all wanted to make their revolution a permanent part of society.
(b) They saw themselves as the benefactors of the common people.
(c) They all portrayed themselves as fighting for freedom against tyranny.
(d) They were all inspired to eliminate monarchies.

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

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

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

5. What emerged in 1830, according to Hobsbawm's evaluation?
(a) Mechanisms for suppressing revolutions.
(b) A self-identified working class.
(c) A permanently poor underclass.
(d) State surveillance techniques.

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

7. What happened that fostered nationalist movements in the Balkans?
(a) The Greeks attained independence and fixed borders.
(b) The Turks invaded, uniting the Balkan states against them.
(c) The Russians opened trade with the Balkan areas.
(d) Greeks began to flee to the Balkans to get away from the fighting in Greece.

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

9. What crucial event does Hobsbawm say took place during the period after the French Revolution?
(a) The development of paper currency.
(b) The discovery of Australia.
(c) The invention of the cotton gin.
(d) The abolition of the slave trade.

10. Where did Russia expand its relationships after the French Revolution?
(a) China.
(b) The Caucasus.
(c) Japan.
(d) Greece.

11. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?
(a) Modernism.
(b) Local traditions.
(c) Nationalism.
(d) Indigenosity.

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

13. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world was smaller in 1789?
(a) Hobsbawm says that the families were smaller.
(b) Hobsbawm says that the Earth was smaller.
(c) Hobsbawm says that the population was smaller.
(d) Hobsbawm says that the cities were smaller.

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

15. When did the Constituent Assembly create a new Constitution that turned France into a Constitutional monarchy?
(a) 1795.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1793.
(d) 1791.

Short Answer Questions

1. What relationship had begun to dominate between landowners and farmers in England in the late 1700s?

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

3. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?

4. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?

5. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?

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