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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 cause did Russian and Britain support together after the French Revolution?
(a) The independence of Finland.
(b) The independence of Greece.
(c) The independence of Poland.
(d) The independence of Turkey.

2. Where does Hobsbawm see a culture combining nationalism with the revolutionary spirit of the French Revolution?
(a) Greece.
(b) Albania.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Poland.

3. What was the effect of the nobility trying to return to government in France?
(a) They made the government more efficient.
(b) They widened the gap between rich and poor.
(c) They weakened the government.
(d) They inflamed tensions with the merchant class.

4. What set the stage for the French Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) France's war with Austria.
(b) France's war with Prussia.
(c) France's war with Russia.
(d) France's war with Britain.

5. Who dominated the Orthodox Church in 1848?
(a) Turkey.
(b) Russia.
(c) Greece.
(d) Poland.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Hobsbawm say Europeans were affected by the Napoleonic Wars?

2. What quality distinguished the revolutions that took place in 1848 from earlier revolutions, according to Hobsbawm?

3. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?

4. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?

5. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Hobsbawm say was the second wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Where does Hobsbawm say the European nations expanded their influence, for lack of war in Europe?

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

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