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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.
(c) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
(d) Revolutionary movements should be contained.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What was the age of scientific and political progress in the 1700s called?
(a) The Renaissance.
(b) The Romantic period.
(c) Modernism.
(d) The Enlightenment.

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

11. What, in Hobsbawm's view, was the economic result of the French Revolution?
(a) It concentrated the refugee populations in cities, where they became workers.
(b) It ruined the means of production and created the possibility of socialism.
(c) It created room for new industries.
(d) It devastated the continent with non-stop fighting.

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

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

14. In what did England lead Europe, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Per capita trade.
(b) Moral philosophy.
(c) Raw material production.
(d) Political freedoms.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hobsbawm say the first wave of revolutions took place after the French Revolution?

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

3. What cause did Russian and Britain support together after the French Revolution?

4. Where did the second wave of revolutions take place?

5. Where did Britain expand its relationships after the French Revolution?

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