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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hobsbawm say that the Industrial Revolution could only have happened in England?
(a) Because the Industrial Revolution required a cooler climate.
(b) Becaue only Britain had the commercial strength and social conditions for it.
(c) Because agriculture thrived in England's moister climate.
(d) Because the rest of the continent was consumed in war.

2. What set the stage for the French Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) France's war with Britain.
(b) France's war with Prussia.
(c) France's war with Russia.
(d) France's war with Austria.

3. What does Hobsbawm say revolutionary groups had in common across Europe in 1848?
(a) They all portrayed themselves as fighting for freedom against tyranny.
(b) They all wanted to make their revolution a permanent part of society.
(c) They were all inspired to eliminate monarchies.
(d) They saw themselves as the benefactors of the common people.

4. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?
(a) The government could not raise an army large enough for any invasions.
(b) The country was struggling with internal dissensions.
(c) The price of reintroducing Jacobinism was too high.
(d) The country was burdened with too much debt.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did revolutionaries see as the goal of their revolutions?

3. France was opposed by which of these in the Napoleonic Wars?

4. What does Hobsbawm say revolts turned against in this period?

5. How does Hobsbawm describe the agrarian workers of the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hobsbawm say the population was distributed in the 1780s?

2. In Hobsbawm's account, was the Napoleonic War worth the destruction it caused for the economic benefits that followed?

3. Why does Hobsbawm say that raw materials like iron and coal did not expand the same way as cotton began to expand in the 1780s?

4. What were the geographical consequences of the Napoleonic Wars, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. How does Hobsbawm say that the nationalistic ideal spread through Europe?

6. How did the French Revolution proceed from 1792 to 1794?

7. Why did a period of peace follow the Napoleonic Wars, in Hobsbawm's account?

8. What does Hobsbawm say is the difference between revolts and national movements?

9. How did the Napoleonic Wars affect the slave trade, in Hobsbawm's account?

10. In what way does Hobsbawm say that the world was both bigger and smaller in the late 1700s?

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