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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. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?
(a) Create a niche.
(b) Buy locally, sell globally.
(c) Get big or die.
(d) Buy low, sell high.

2. Europe was ruled by Britain, France, Austria, Prussia and which nation?
(a) Greece.
(b) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) Romania.

3. In what fields were cultural developments being made fastest in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Science and commerce.
(b) Religion and philosophy.
(c) Morality and ethics.
(d) Arts and music.

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

5. What does Hobsbawm say is the dual root of nationalism in Europe?
(a) The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.
(b) New trade routes and peace after the war.
(c) The population explosion and the railroad.
(d) The destruction of the French Revolution and the population explosion.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Hobsbawm say was the greatest influence on political thought in the 19th century?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the final defeat of the French forces at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

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

4. What does Hobsbawm say was the third wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

5. What was the effect, in Hobsbawm's account, of the American Revolution on the French Revolution?

6. What was the importance of railroads, in Hobsbawm's account, in the Industrial Revolution?

7. What role did the cotton market play in the Industrial Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?

8. In Hobsbawm's account, why was 1830 a turning point in the history of Europe?

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

10. In Hobsbawm's account, how strong were the major European nations by the end of the Napoleonic Wars?

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