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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 idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?
(a) "Self-conscious" nationalism.
(b) Separatism.
(c) Unionization.
(d) International community.

2. What came to an end in 1830, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Aristocratic political power.
(b) Religious faith.
(c) Local trade.
(d) Hand-crafts.

3. Why didn't disagreements between nations reach the level of international war?
(a) Because the treaties signed after the French Revolution forbade it.
(b) Because the nations were bound by alliances.
(c) Because the populaces had all been decimated.
(d) Because there was a relative balance of powers.

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

5. How does Hobsbawm describe the agrarian workers of the world?
(a) He says they were united.
(b) He says they were unfree.
(c) He says they were part-owners in the estates.
(d) He says they were efficient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?

2. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?

3. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?

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

5. Why did the international congress among Europe's ruling nations dissolve after a few years?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What role did the cotton market play in the Industrial Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?

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

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

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

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