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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 Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?
(a) He incited the people to carry it out.
(b) He conceived the idea for it.
(c) He was persecuted by it.
(d) He oversaw it.

2. Where were the French forces defeated in 1814?
(a) The Marne.
(b) Leipzig.
(c) Moscow.
(d) Waterloo.

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

5. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Merchants and investors.
(b) Nobles and aristocrats.
(c) All strata of society invested in the railroads.
(d) The working classes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What area was affected by what Hobsbawm calls the third wave of revolutions?

2. Which class does Hobsbawm say published and circulated native-language publications?

3. Where does Hobsbawm say the first wave of revolutions took place after the French Revolution?

4. Who does Hobsbawm say identified themselves with local traditions?

5. What was the Bastille a symbol of when the French stormed it in 1789?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say were the monarchies' relationships with land use and the economy in 1780?

2. How, in Hobsbawm's account, did European land reforms fare in other places?

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

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

5. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?

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

7. How does Hobsbawm describe the class tensions surrounding the new middle class?

8. What examples does Hobsbawm cite to demonstrate his point that the arts were responsive to the socioeconomic conditions in Europe in the mid-1800s?

9. What are the three sources Hobsbawm refers to when he says that artists made the effects of industrialization a common theme?

10. How does Hobsbawm describe France's effect on land reform?

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