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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which musician did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?
2. What contribution does Hobsbawm say the French Revolution made to the arts?
(a) It inured people to gory descriptions of war.
(b) It killed off a generation of older artists.
(c) It saw the development of a publishing industry for newspapers and books.
(d) It inspired artists with an example of people fighting for freedom.
3. How does Hobsbawm describe Romanticism?
(a) It proposed new ways of representing reality.
(b) It valued conformity.
(c) It was highly aesthetic.
(d) As an 'extremist crowd'.
4. Which author did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?
5. How did Hobsbawm characterize the change in the way that people related to the land, and the way land was related to the economy?
(a) As the least recognized phenomenon of the period.
(b) As the least forgivable development of the period.
(c) As the most catastrophic phenomenon of the period.
(d) As the most lucrative development of the period.
6. What did Hobsbawm find in conservative thinking of the period?
(a) Myriad alternatives to industrialization.
(b) Hobsbawm did not find much of value.
(c) The beginnings of fascism.
(d) A strong tradition, in literature in particular.
7. What was the state of science in the period after the French Revolution?
(a) It still held that the world was flat.
(b) It was developing slowly behind philosophy and literature.
(c) It was still riddled with superstitions and religious stories.
(d) It was advancing and clashing with the church.
8. How was Beethoven's Eroica connected to the politics of Beethoven's time, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) It glorified conquest.
(b) Beethoven had been deafened by cannon fire before he wrote it.
(c) It was dedicated to Napoleon.
(d) It contained cannons.
9. What figure does Hobsbawm say emerged from Romanticism?
(a) The lonely old man.
(b) The fertile woman.
(c) The exiled emperor.
(d) The alienated genius.
10. Which religion was expanding from Turkey through Africa and to the east?
11. What were the three paths for a member of the working poor during the mid-1800s?
(a) The working poor did not have options, as a whole.
(b) Remain in the place of their birth, emigrate, or start a busines of their own.
(c) Suffer in poverty, elevate themselves to the middle class, or rebel.
(d) Immigrate to America, move to a city, or suffer in poverty.
12. What caused the middle class ideology to decline, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) The advent of monopolies.
(b) It was vulgarized by business interests.
(c) Cutthroat capitalist competition.
(d) Communism was taking hold.
13. How did this social structure change in the years after the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) It merged into the old aristocracy.
(b) It developed into trade unionism.
(c) It expanded its reach into all aspects of French culture.
(d) It developed into radical socialism.
14. How religious does Hobsbawm say the working classes were, by modern standards?
(a) Devoutly religious, as before.
(b) More radical than before.
(c) Still quite religious.
(d) Not religious at all.
15. What capability was open to the middle class, as a result of the age of revolutions, that was not open before the revolutions?
(a) Class mobility.
(c) Land speculation.
(d) Small business ownership.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Chartism?
2. What was the consequence of British land reforms in India?
3. What social structure attended the profession that emerged in France as a result of Napoleon?
4. What change does Hobsbawm say took place in the neighborhoods of the working poor?
5. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?
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