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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What product does Hobsbawm say was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution?
(a) Steel.
(b) Cotton.
(c) Wool.
(d) Iron.

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

3. What does Hobsbawm say was the greatest influence on political thought in the 19th century?
(a) The ancient Greeks.
(b) The Industrial Revolution.
(c) The French Revolution.
(d) The Renaissance.

4. Where did Britain expand its relationships after the French Revolution?
(a) With France and Spain.
(b) With Russia and Prussia.
(c) With its colonies.
(d) With China and Indonesia.

5. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world of 1789 was bigger than today?
(a) Hobsbawm says that much of the Earth was still unexplored.
(b) Hobsbawm says that people were bigger than today.
(c) Hobsbawm says that distances seemed much bigger than today.
(d) Hobsbawm says that the population was bigger than today.

6. What cause did Russia and Britain disagree over after the French Revolution?
(a) The independence of Turkey.
(b) The independence of Finland.
(c) The independence of Greece.
(d) The independence of Poland.

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

8. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?
(a) "the end of classical Europe."
(b) "the most important event in world history."
(c) "preparation for some of the greatest changes mankind would know."
(d) "the beginning of the modern age."

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

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

11. When does Hobsbawm say the second wave of revolutions took place?
(a) 1840.
(b) 1825.
(c) 1815.
(d) 1830s.

12. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?
(a) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
(b) Revolutionary movements should be contained.
(c) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.
(d) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.

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

14. Where did the second wave of revolutions take place?
(a) Turkey and Greece.
(b) Albania and Romania.
(c) Ireland and Poland.
(d) Prussia.

15. How much does Hobsbawm say Europeans were affected by the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) He says that almost everyone felt the effects in one way or another.
(b) He says that the wide areas were almost totally devastated. but some were left untouched.
(c) He says that many were not affected at all.
(d) He says that fighting was widespread throughout many regions.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the concept of nationalism spread through Europe?

2. What was the result of improvements in the technology of spinning and weaving?

3. What did the French Revolution demonstrate to the rest of Europe?

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

5. How does Hobsbawm describe the agrarian workers of the world?

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