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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 were the three paths for a member of the working poor during the mid-1800s?
(a) Suffer in poverty, elevate themselves to the middle class, or rebel.
(b) The working poor did not have options, as a whole.
(c) Immigrate to America, move to a city, or suffer in poverty.
(d) Remain in the place of their birth, emigrate, or start a busines of their own.

2. What social structure attended the profession that emerged in France as a result of Napoleon?
(a) A new aristocracy.
(b) An oligarchy.
(c) A hierarchical bureaucracy.
(d) A plutocracy.

3. Based on these landmarks, what were the dates of the beginning and the peak of middle class ideology?
(a) 1795 and 1848.
(b) 1776 and 1817.
(c) 1789 and 1830.
(d) 1791 and 1812.

4. What was the status of the Catholic Church after the French Revolution?
(a) It was appealing to the peasantry more and more.
(b) It was becoming more powerful.
(c) It was declining.
(d) It was expanding.

5. What does Hobsbawm say was the realm of all important thought at the time?
(a) It was political.
(b) It was religious.
(c) It was literary.
(d) It was secular.

Short Answer Questions

1. What role did Chartists play in politics?

2. What change does Hobsbawm say took place in the neighborhoods of the working poor?

3. What did the land have to be turned into before it could be developed economically, in Hobsbawm's opinion?

4. How did the people in political power react to middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. When, in Hobsbawm's opinion, did the rate of change begin to increase quickly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say was the third kind of secular thought that developed during the middle of the nineteenth century?

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

3. What does Hobsbawm say labor organizers were promising workers, as the gap between rich and poor grew?

4. How does Hobsbawm say religion was changing after the French Revolution?

5. How did the working poor act out politically, when they did act out, in Hobsbawm's account?

6. How did those in power react to the spread of middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

7. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?

8. What had to happen to land use practices, in Hobsbawm's account, for capitalism to take hold in Europe?

9. How does Hobsbawm say France in particular created opportunities for a new middle class?

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

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