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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 areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?
(a) The seacoasts.
(b) The mountains.
(c) The farm country.
(d) The islands.

2. Which nation ruled most of Asia in the late 1700s?
(a) Russia.
(b) Australia.
(c) India.
(d) China.

3. What does Hobsbawm say is the dual root of nationalism in Europe?
(a) The population explosion and the railroad.
(b) New trade routes and peace after the war.
(c) The destruction of the French Revolution and the population explosion.
(d) The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what did England lead Europe, in Hobsbawm's account?

2. What was production freed from in the 1780s?

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

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

5. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Hobsbawm say is the difference between revolts and national movements?

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

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

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

9. What does Hobsbawm say was the paradox of progress in certain countries of Europe?

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

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