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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which religion was expanding from Turkey through Africa and to the east?
(a) Shinto.
(b) Islam.
(c) Hinduism.
(d) Confucianism.

3. What began to develop as industrialism developed in Europe?
(a) A trade war over tariffs.
(b) An arms race between nations.
(c) A gap between developed and un-developed nations.
(d) Lower prices as producers competed for buyers.

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

5. In what way, in Hobsbawm's account, did the nobility use religion?
(a) As a source of stability and legitimacy.
(b) As a club to keep the lower classes down.
(c) As an expensive charity to donate to.
(d) As a prop to demonstrate their conspicuous leisure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Hobsbawm find in conservative thinking of the period?

2. What fell away as industrialism developed in Europe?

3. What motive does Hobsbawm say would have to motivate the new owners of the land, if the land were going to develop economically?

4. How does Hobsbawm describe Romanticism?

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

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