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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 the French Revolution demonstrate to the rest of Europe?
(a) That tyrants could use popular uprisings for their own purposes.
(b) That Europe was not ready for democracy yet.
(c) That people could rise up to fight for their freedom.
(d) That power will always reside in the aristocracy's hands.

2. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world of 1789 was bigger than today?
(a) Hobsbawm says that the population was bigger than today.
(b) Hobsbawm says that people were bigger than today.
(c) Hobsbawm says that distances seemed much bigger than today.
(d) Hobsbawm says that much of the Earth was still unexplored.

3. Who does Hobsbawm say identified themselves with local traditions?
(a) The uneducated masses.
(b) The bourgeoisie.
(c) The aristocrats.
(d) The middle class.

4. Which nation ruled most of Asia in the late 1700s?
(a) India.
(b) Russia.
(c) Australia.
(d) China.

5. How large were the circles within which people moved in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Much smaller than today.
(b) Much larger than today.
(c) Smaller than today for some people, but larger for others.
(d) They were much more spread out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

2. Who dominated the Orthodox Church in 1848?

3. What was the international congress that ruled Europe called?

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

5. What cause did Russian and Britain support together after the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What conditions made Britain ripe for the Industrial Revolution, according to Hobsbawm?

4. What does Hobsbawm say was the paradox of progress in certain countries of Europe?

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

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

7. Describe the effect of the Greek revolution on Greece and the region.

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

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

10. Describe the beginnings of the French Revolution, from 1789 to 1792.

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