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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Hobsbawm say that the Industrial Revolution could only have happened in England?
(a) Becaue only Britain had the commercial strength and social conditions for it.
(b) Because the Industrial Revolution required a cooler climate.
(c) Because agriculture thrived in England's moister climate.
(d) Because the rest of the continent was consumed in war.

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

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

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

11. 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 fighting was widespread throughout many regions.
(c) He says that many were not affected at all.
(d) He says that almost everyone felt the effects in one way or another.

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

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

14. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?
(a) Because they had brought too many workers into the labor force, and devalued their currency.
(b) Because they had overextended themselves in their colonies.
(c) Because they helped the Americans in their Revolutionary War.
(d) Because they had lost Canada to the British.

15. What was the French National Assembly modeled on?
(a) The British House of Commons.
(b) The American House of Representatives.
(c) The British House of Lords.
(d) The American Senate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which class does Hobsbawm say published and circulated native-language publications?

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

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

5. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?

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