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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 was the age of scientific and political progress in the 1700s called?
(a) The Renaissance.
(b) Modernism.
(c) The Romantic period.
(d) The Enlightenment.

2. Why did the international congress among Europe's ruling nations dissolve after a few years?
(a) Its members launched an unsuccessful war together.
(b) The interests of its main powers diverged.
(c) It was replaced by another alliance.
(d) Its members conspired against each other.

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

4. What emerged in 1830, according to Hobsbawm's evaluation?
(a) A self-identified working class.
(b) State surveillance techniques.
(c) Mechanisms for suppressing revolutions.
(d) A permanently poor underclass.

5. Who dominated the Orthodox Church in 1848?
(a) Greece.
(b) Russia.
(c) Turkey.
(d) Poland.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which market supplied raw materials for the cotton trade?

3. Which of the revolutions that took place in the first wave of revolutions after the French Revolution was NOT suppressed?

4. What happened that fostered nationalist movements in the Balkans?

5. Where did the second wave of revolutions take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Where does Hobsbawm say the European nations expanded their influence, for lack of war in Europe?

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

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

8. What does Hobsbawm say was the second wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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

10. Describe Robespierre's influence on the French Revolution.

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