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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 musician did NOT rise to prominence during the Age of Revolution?
2. In Hobsbawm's account, what happened in France as industrialism expanded in neighboring countries?
(a) Economic development was slow for lack of investors willing to put money in French factories.
(b) The economy was paralyzed by the veterans returning from the wars to the small plots of land Napoleon had promised.
(c) Land reforms from the French Revolution tied land use to the peasantry, and the economy did not take off.
(d) France industrialized quickly, as the soldiers returned from the Napoleonic Wars and went to work in factories.
3. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry gain by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?
4. Where was Chartism an active part of the political landscape?
5. What did France produce as other countries' economies changed?
(a) A full range of products.
(b) Raw materials for export.
(c) Common goods for its domestic market.
(d) Luxury goods for export.
Short Answer Questions
1. What contribution does Hobsbawm say the French Revolution made to the arts?
2. What was the status of the Catholic Church after the French Revolution?
3. Who were the working poor typically rebelling against, in Hobsbawm's account?
4. What distinguished the new class of workers that emerged in the Age of Revolution?
5. Why were the working poor treated with contempt as a new social structure evolved in Europe?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hobsbawm describe the working class' living conditions?
2. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?
3. How did the working poor act out politically, when they did act out, in Hobsbawm's account?
4. What does Hobsbawm say was the third kind of secular thought that developed during the middle of the nineteenth century?
5. Which artist does Hobsbawm cite as examples of the high standards reached in the arts in the mid-1800s?
6. What happened in France while the rest of Europe was industrializing?
7. What had to happen to land use practices, in Hobsbawm's account, for capitalism to take hold in Europe?
8. Which religions were expanding as the Catholic Church's importance was declining?
9. What opportunities were open because of the Industrial Revolution that were not open before, in Hobsbawm's account?
10. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?
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