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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What quality distinguished the revolutions that took place in 1848 from earlier revolutions, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) They were planned.
(b) They were spontaneous.
(c) They were unsuccessful.
(d) They were non-violent.

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

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

7. What pressure drove the mechanization of production in the late 1700s?
(a) The need for mercantile power.
(b) The need for monopoly.
(c) The need to dominate trade routes.
(d) The need for profit.

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

9. Why didn't disagreements between nations reach the level of international war?
(a) Because the treaties signed after the French Revolution forbade it.
(b) Because the nations were bound by alliances.
(c) Because there was a relative balance of powers.
(d) Because the populaces had all been decimated.

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

11. What does Hobsbawm say revolts turned against in this period?
(a) Alien rule.
(b) Aristocratic rule.
(c) Mercantile colonialism.
(d) Absentee landlords.

12. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Poland.
(c) Greece.
(d) Albania.

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

14. Where does Hobsbawm say the first wave of revolutions took place after the French Revolution?
(a) In the Americas.
(b) In the Mediterranean.
(c) In Eastern Europe.
(d) In Asia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What group does Hobsbawm say typified the revolutionary groups that became active in 1848?

2. In what fields were cultural developments being made fastest in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?

3. Which of the revolutions that took place in the first wave of revolutions after the French Revolution was NOT suppressed?

4. Where did Russia expand its relationships after the French Revolution?

5. In what did England lead Europe, in Hobsbawm's account?

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