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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the revolutions that took place in the first wave of revolutions after the French Revolution was NOT suppressed?
(a) Turkey.
(b) Ireland.
(c) Greece.
(d) Spain.

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

4. What did revolutionaries see as the goal of their revolutions?
(a) Giving government back to the people.
(b) Making revolution a permanent aspect of society.
(c) Making aristocratic government responsive to commoners' needs.
(d) Seizing control over government.

5. 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.

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

7. What was the effect of the nobility trying to return to government in France?
(a) They made the government more efficient.
(b) They weakened the government.
(c) They inflamed tensions with the merchant class.
(d) They widened the gap between rich and poor.

8. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) All strata of society invested in the railroads.
(b) Merchants and investors.
(c) Nobles and aristocrats.
(d) The working classes.

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

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

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

12. Where, according to Hobsbawm, did a national movement come from the masses?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Greece.
(c) Turkey.
(d) Poland.

13. How large were the circles within which people moved in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Smaller than today for some people, but larger for others.
(b) Much smaller than today.
(c) They were much more spread out.
(d) Much larger than today.

14. What was the international congress that ruled Europe called?
(a) The Concert of Europe.
(b) The European Assembly.
(c) The League of Nations.
(d) The European Convention.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where were spinning and weaving performed prior to the Industrial Revolution?

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

3. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?

4. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?

5. The merchant class was situated between what and what, in Hobsbawm's account?

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