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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 of the revolutions that took place in the first wave of revolutions after the French Revolution was NOT suppressed?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Greece.
(c) Spain.
(d) Turkey.

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

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

4. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?
(a) The merchants of the world.
(b) Marx and Ricardo.
(c) Radicals and revolutionaries everywhere.
(d) All common people everywhere.

5. Who was represented by the "Third Estate" in France?
(a) The merchants.
(b) The common people.
(c) The bourgeoisie.
(d) The nobles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?

2. What group does Hobsbawm say typified the revolutionary groups that became active in 1848?

3. What was the Code of Napoleon?

4. Who dominated the Third Estate in the 1780s in France?

5. What was Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why, in Hobsbawm's account, was Britain the only industrialized nation in 1848?

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

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

4. What does Hobsbawm say were the three paths a working class person could choose in 1848?

5. Which religions were expanding as the Catholic Church's importance was declining?

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

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

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

9. Why were Jews and Protestants in particular successful and socially mobile, in Hobsbawm's account?

10. How does Hobsbawm describe the class tensions surrounding the new middle class?

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