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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. The merchant class was situated between what and what, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) Political theory and practice.
(b) Industrial labor and aristocrats.
(c) Farmers and craftsmen.
(d) Part-time craftsmen and markets.

2. Who invested in the railroads, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) All strata of society invested in the railroads.
(b) Nobles and aristocrats.
(c) The working classes.
(d) Merchants and investors.

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

4. What does Hobsbawm say revolts turned against in this period?
(a) Absentee landlords.
(b) Alien rule.
(c) Aristocratic rule.
(d) Mercantile colonialism.

5. When did the Constituent Assembly create a new Constitution that turned France into a Constitutional monarchy?
(a) 1789.
(b) 1791.
(c) 1793.
(d) 1795.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say is the dual root of nationalism in Europe?

2. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?

3. Which nation ruled most of Asia in the late 1700s?

4. Where did Russia expand its relationships after the French Revolution?

5. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world of 1789 was bigger than today?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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