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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the idea that Hobsbawm says was developing after 1830 first take root?
(a) In the working poor.
(b) In the destitute.
(c) In the bourgeoisie.
(d) In the middle classes.

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

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

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

5. In what fields were cultural developments being made fastest in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Religion and philosophy.
(b) Arts and music.
(c) Morality and ethics.
(d) Science and commerce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. What did the French monarch make a practice of in the 1780s?
(a) Ostracizing radicals and innovators.
(b) Selling government positions to noblemen.
(c) Persecuting heretics and dissenters.
(d) Placing competent men in bureaucratic positions.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What was the age of scientific and political progress in the 1700s called?

4. What was Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?

5. Where were the French forces superior to the English?

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