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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. How does Hobsbawm say conditions for the working poor changed in the mid-1800s?
(a) He says that they deteriorated.
(b) He says that they largely improved.
(c) He says that they became more and more sanitary over time.
(d) He says that they were better regulated by the government.

2. How religious does Hobsbawm say the working classes were, by modern standards?
(a) More radical than before.
(b) Devoutly religious, as before.
(c) Not religious at all.
(d) Still quite religious.

3. How does Hobsbawm describe Romanticism?
(a) It valued conformity.
(b) It proposed new ways of representing reality.
(c) As an 'extremist crowd'.
(d) It was highly aesthetic.

4. What figure does Hobsbawm say emerged from Romanticism?
(a) The exiled emperor.
(b) The alienated genius.
(c) The fertile woman.
(d) The lonely old man.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What role did Chartists play in politics?

3. What tool did the upper classes use to discriminate against the working poor?

4. What was increasing at the same time that the railroads were expanding in the 1830s?

5. What was Chartism?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why does Hobsbawm describe the changing use of the landscape "the most catastrophic phenomenon" of the period?

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

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