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

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

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

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 a way of eliminating the aristocrats.
(d) Revolutions should be used as tools for developing nationalism.

5. Why didn't France invade any territories after the French Revolution?
(a) The government could not raise an army large enough for any invasions.
(b) The country was burdened with too much debt.
(c) The country was struggling with internal dissensions.
(d) The price of reintroducing Jacobinism was too high.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?

2. In what way does Hobsbawm say the world was smaller in 1789?

3. How large were the circles within which people moved in the late 1700s, according to Hobsbawm?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Hobsbawm say that raw materials like iron and coal did not expand the same way as cotton began to expand in the 1780s?

6. Describe Robespierre's influence on the French Revolution.

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

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

9. Describe the effect of the Greek revolution on Greece and the region.

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

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