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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 the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?
(a) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.
(b) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.
(c) Revolutionary movements should be contained.
(d) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
2. 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 Renaissance.
(d) The French Revolution.
3. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world was smaller in 1789?
(a) Hobsbawm says that the cities were smaller.
(b) Hobsbawm says that the population was smaller.
(c) Hobsbawm says that the Earth was smaller.
(d) Hobsbawm says that the families were smaller.
4. 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 distances seemed much bigger than today.
(c) Hobsbawm says that much of the Earth was still unexplored.
(d) Hobsbawm says that people were bigger than today.
5. France was opposed by which of these in the Napoleonic Wars?
(a) All of Europe and Britain.
(b) Russia, Prussia and Austria.
(c) Britain and Russia.
(d) Austria and Prussia.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?
2. What was Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?
3. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?
4. Where, according to Hobsbawm, did a national movement come from the masses?
5. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the French Revolution proceed from 1792 to 1794?
2. What does Hobsbawm say was the second wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?
3. What does Hobsbawm say was the third wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?
4. Describe the final defeat of the French forces at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
5. What was the effect, in Hobsbawm's account, of the American Revolution on the French Revolution?
6. What does Hobsbawm say was the paradox of progress in certain countries of Europe?
7. What does Hobsbawm say is the difference between revolts and national movements?
8. In Hobsbawm's account, how strong were the major European nations by the end of the Napoleonic Wars?
9. Why did a period of peace follow the Napoleonic Wars, in Hobsbawm's account?
10. Describe the beginnings of the French Revolution, from 1789 to 1792.
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