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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 was the age of scientific and political progress in the 1700s called?
(a) The Enlightenment.
(b) Modernism.
(c) The Romantic period.
(d) The Renaissance.

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

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

4. Where were the French forces defeated in 1814?
(a) Leipzig.
(b) The Marne.
(c) Moscow.
(d) Waterloo.

5. Who does Hobsbawm say identified themselves with local traditions?
(a) The bourgeoisie.
(b) The middle class.
(c) The uneducated masses.
(d) The aristocrats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say revolts turned against in this period?

2. When does Hobsbawm say the second wave of revolutions took place?

3. Which nation led the others in industrialization?

4. What product does Hobsbawm say was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution?

5. What did revolutionaries see as the goal of their revolutions?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Hobsbawm say the population was distributed in the 1780s?

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

7. 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?

8. What was the effect, in Hobsbawm's account, of the American Revolution on the French Revolution?

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

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

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