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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What developed in other European countries, but not in France?
(a) An export market for luxury items.
(b) Militarism.
(c) A market for common goods.
(d) Nationalism.

2. What contrast became very clear as industrialism developed in Europe?
(a) The contrast between Eastern and Western European.
(b) The contrast between men's and women's employments.
(c) The contrast between bourgeoisie and aristocracy.
(d) The contrast between working poor and middle class.

3. Which religions gained adherents after the French Revolution?
(a) Paganism and Protestantism.
(b) Hinduism and Islam.
(c) Protestantism and folk religions.
(d) Islam and Protestantism.

4. Which musician did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?
(a) Bach.
(b) Schubert.
(c) Schumann.
(d) Beethoven.

5. Where was Chartism an active part of the political landscape?
(a) Prussia.
(b) France.
(c) Austria.
(d) Britain.

6. Which author did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?
(a) Dickens.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Dreiser.

7. What change does Hobsbawm say took place in the neighborhoods of the working poor?
(a) They were transformed and redesigned for high density living.
(b) They were segregated from the middle class.
(c) They were abandoned to squalor.
(d) They were integrated with the industrial centers of production.

8. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry gain by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?
(a) Tradition.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Money.
(d) Culture.

9. How were the working classes influenced by religion after the French Revolution?
(a) The were less influenced by it than before.
(b) They found consolation in the church for their hard lives.
(c) They relied on it as another social service.
(d) They remained tithed to the church.

10. In Hobsbawm's account, what happened in France as industrialism expanded in neighboring countries?
(a) France industrialized quickly, as the soldiers returned from the Napoleonic Wars and went to work in factories.
(b) The economy was paralyzed by the veterans returning from the wars to the small plots of land Napoleon had promised.
(c) Land reforms from the French Revolution tied land use to the peasantry, and the economy did not take off.
(d) Economic development was slow for lack of investors willing to put money in French factories.

11. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) They depicted the horrible working class conditions.
(b) They depicted the consequences of the Napoleonic Wars.
(c) They depicted the eternal struggles of boys and men.
(d) They depicted the history of industrialism.

12. What contribution does Hobsbawm say the French Revolution made to the arts?
(a) It saw the development of a publishing industry for newspapers and books.
(b) It inured people to gory descriptions of war.
(c) It killed off a generation of older artists.
(d) It inspired artists with an example of people fighting for freedom.

13. Who were the working poor typically rebelling against, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) The middle class as much as the elite.
(b) The monarchy.
(c) The aristocracy.
(d) Workers in other nations.

14. In what way does Hobsbawm say that the sympathies of those in power were split in the early 1800s?
(a) They were caught between expensive colonialism abroad, and lack of tax revenues at home.
(b) They were caught between wanting to industrialize, but also to keep their culture the same.
(c) They were torn between exhaustion with warfare, and the need to expand their territory.
(d) Those in power were torn between ideological affection for democracy, but faith in the elite as rulers.

15. What social structure attended the profession that emerged in France as a result of Napoleon?
(a) A plutocracy.
(b) A hierarchical bureaucracy.
(c) A new aristocracy.
(d) An oligarchy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Chartism?

2. What fell away as industrialism developed in Europe?

3. What state were other economies in 1848?

4. What distinguished the new class of workers that emerged in the Age of Revolution?

5. What was the consequence of British land reforms in India?

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