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

2. Which nation was the exception to the rule that Europe was ruled by absolute monarchs, in the late 1700s?
(a) France.
(b) Austria.
(c) Britain.
(d) Russia.

3. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?
(a) Colonialism.
(b) Aristocracy.
(c) Feudalism.
(d) Monarchy.

4. Which nation led the others in industrialization?
(a) Prussia.
(b) France.
(c) Britain.
(d) Russia.

5. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?
(a) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.
(b) Revolutionary movements should be contained.
(c) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
(d) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group does Hobsbawm say typified the revolutionary groups that became active in 1848?

2. Where were spinning and weaving performed prior to the Industrial Revolution?

3. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?

4. What did the nobility do when France became a Constitutional monarchy?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who, in Hobsbawm's account, formed the foundation for what Hobsbawm calls "self-conscious' nationalism?

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

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

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

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