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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. Which nation led the others in industrialization?
(a) Russia.
(b) Britain.
(c) France.
(d) Prussia.

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

3. What did the monarchy do in response to France's financial crisis in the 1780s?
(a) He called a States General.
(b) He outsourced the business of governing.
(c) He borrowed from the merchants.
(d) He proposed new taxes.

4. What does Hobsbawm say the major European powers agreed on after the French Revolution?
(a) Revolutions should be used to reinforce the ruling class.
(b) Revolutionary movements should be contained.
(c) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.
(d) Revolutions should be a way of eliminating the aristocrats.

5. Which industry saw special improvements and expansion in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) Iron.
(b) Magnesium.
(c) Copper.
(d) Coal.

Short Answer Questions

1. France was opposed by which of these in the Napoleonic Wars?

2. What did the French monarch make a practice of in the 1780s?

3. Who does Hobsbawm say rose to prominence financing the wars?

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

5. Where were the French forces defeated in 1815?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. In Hobsbawm's account, was the Napoleonic War worth the destruction it caused for the economic benefits that followed?

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

10. What does Hobsbawm say was the first wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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