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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. When, in Hobsbawm's opinion, did the rate of change begin to increase quickly?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1815.
(c) 1830.
(d) 1832.

2. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry gain by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?
(a) Money.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Culture.
(d) Freedom.

3. How were the working classes influenced by religion after the French Revolution?
(a) They found consolation in the church for their hard lives.
(b) They relied on it as another social service.
(c) They remained tithed to the church.
(d) The were less influenced by it than before.

4. What change does Hobsbawm say took place in the neighborhoods of the working poor?
(a) They were transformed and redesigned for high density living.
(b) They were abandoned to squalor.
(c) They were segregated from the middle class.
(d) They were integrated with the industrial centers of production.

5. What motive does Hobsbawm say would have to motivate the new owners of the land, if the land were going to develop economically?
(a) The urge to power.
(b) Communist sympathy.
(c) The profit motive.
(d) Altruism.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry lose by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?

2. What was the new stance toward religion after the French Revolution?

3. What profession emerged in France as a result of Napoleon?

4. What did France produce as other countries' economies changed?

5. What developed in other European countries, but not in France?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What role did religion serve, even as Europe was becoming more secular?

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

4. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

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

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

7. What are the three sources Hobsbawm refers to when he says that artists made the effects of industrialization a common theme?

8. Who does Hobsbawm say was most receptive to Romanticism, and why?

9. What happened in France while the rest of Europe was industrializing?

10. How does Hobsbawm describe France's effect on land reform?

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