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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. What distinguished the new class of workers that emerged in the Age of Revolution?
(a) They did not use their hands.
(b) They went to school for their trade.
(c) They no longer needed patrons.
(d) They received pay in money, not goods.

2. What was a consequence of the emergence of a new class of people in European society?
(a) Libertinage.
(b) Stricter government surveillance.
(c) Religious freedom.
(d) Nostalgia for lost cultural heritage.

3. What view of society was beginning to be adopted widely, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) A spiritual view.
(b) A mechanical view.
(c) A conservative view.
(d) A liberal view.

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

5. What state were other economies in 1848?
(a) They were developing politically.
(b) They were building the foundations for modern agricultural techniques.
(c) They were still linked to agriculture.
(d) They were refining slave-based production methods.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why were the working poor treated with contempt as a new social structure evolved in Europe?

3. What did working-class organizers promise the workers, as the gap between rich and poor grew wider?

4. Where were Protestant sects at the head of religious revivals?

5. Based on these landmarks, what were the dates of the beginning and the peak of middle class ideology?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?

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

5. Why was France's economy left behind, in Hobsbawm's account?

6. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

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

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

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

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

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