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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) 1815.
(b) 1830.
(c) 1832.
(d) 1848.

2. What fell away as industrialism developed in Europe?
(a) Protestantism.
(b) Secularism.
(c) Sons following into their fathers' professions.
(d) Apprenticeship.

3. What contribution does Hobsbawm say the French Revolution made to the arts?
(a) It inured people to gory descriptions of war.
(b) It killed off a generation of older artists.
(c) It saw the development of a publishing industry for newspapers and books.
(d) It inspired artists with an example of people fighting for freedom.

4. Why did places that had not been conquered by France reform their land use, in Hobsbawm's opinion?
(a) They saw the benefits of reforming land use.
(b) They didn't want to be left behind as other countries reformed.
(c) They were inspired by France's example.
(d) They were afraid of their peasantry rising up.

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) Altruism.
(b) Communist sympathy.
(c) The urge to power.
(d) The profit motive.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did this social structure change in the years after the Napoleonic Wars?

2. What figure does Hobsbawm say emerged from Romanticism?

3. What was Chartism?

4. What was changing in the role religion played in people's lives, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. Which author did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hobsbawm say was growing along with and as a result of Protestantism?

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

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

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

6. What works marked the beginning and the peak, respectively, of middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

7. What opportunities were open because of the Industrial Revolution that were not open before, in Hobsbawm's account?

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

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

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

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