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

2. Where did Russia expand its relationships after the French Revolution?
(a) Japan.
(b) China.
(c) The Caucasus.
(d) Greece.

3. What does Hobsbawm say was the greatest influence on political thought in the 19th century?
(a) The Industrial Revolution.
(b) The ancient Greeks.
(c) The French Revolution.
(d) The Renaissance.

4. How much does Hobsbawm say Europeans were affected by the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) He says that many were not affected at all.
(b) He says that almost everyone felt the effects in one way or another.
(c) He says that fighting was widespread throughout many regions.
(d) He says that the wide areas were almost totally devastated. but some were left untouched.

5. What did the French monarch make a practice of in the 1780s?
(a) Ostracizing radicals and innovators.
(b) Selling government positions to noblemen.
(c) Placing competent men in bureaucratic positions.
(d) Persecuting heretics and dissenters.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which nation was the exception to the rule that Europe was ruled by absolute monarchs, in the late 1700s?

2. What came to an end in 1830, according to Hobsbawm?

3. Where did the idea that Hobsbawm says was developing after 1830 first take root?

4. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world was smaller in 1789?

5. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hobsbawm say is the difference between revolts and national movements?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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