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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 bourgeoisie.
(b) In the middle classes.
(c) In the destitute.
(d) In the working poor.

2. Where were the French forces superior to the English?
(a) In the army.
(b) In the colonies.
(c) In the mountains.
(d) In the navy.

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did the concept of nationalism spread through Europe?
(a) From west to east.
(b) From France outward in every direction.
(c) From north to south.
(d) From east to west.

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

10. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?
(a) The merchants of the world.
(b) Marx and Ricardo.
(c) All common people everywhere.
(d) Radicals and revolutionaries everywhere.

11. 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.

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

13. Who was represented by the "Third Estate" in France?
(a) The nobles.
(b) The common people.
(c) The bourgeoisie.
(d) The merchants.

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

15. Which nation ruled most of Asia in the late 1700s?
(a) China.
(b) Russia.
(c) Australia.
(d) India.

Short Answer Questions

1. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?

2. What set the stage for the French Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?

3. Which industry saw special improvements and expansion in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?

4. Why didn't disagreements between nations reach the level of international war?

5. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?

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