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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The merchant class was situated between what and what, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Industrial labor and aristocrats.
(b) Farmers and craftsmen.
(c) Political theory and practice.
(d) Part-time craftsmen and markets.

4. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) The mountains.
(b) The farm country.
(c) The islands.
(d) The seacoasts.

5. Which class does Hobsbawm say published and circulated native-language publications?
(a) Ex-patriate presses.
(b) The universities.
(c) Urban presses.
(d) Local presses.

6. What relationship had begun to dominate between landowners and farmers in England in the late 1700s?
(a) Communal ownership.
(b) Frontiersmen were opening new lands in Europe.
(c) Landlord and tenant-farmer.
(d) Lord and vassal.

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

8. 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) Science and commerce.
(d) Morality and ethics.

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

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

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

12. Which nation led the others in industrialization?
(a) Britain.
(b) Russia.
(c) France.
(d) Prussia.

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

14. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?
(a) Unionization.
(b) "Self-conscious" nationalism.
(c) International community.
(d) Separatism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hobsbawm say rose to prominence financing the wars?

2. Which nation was the exception to the rule that Europe was ruled by absolute monarchs, in the late 1700s?

3. What did the nobility do when France became a Constitutional monarchy?

4. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

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

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