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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. According to Hobsbawm, what characterized conditions in the neighborhoods of the working poor?
(a) Clean streets.
(b) Better and more efficient organization over time.
(c) High disease.
(d) Lower and lower population density over time.

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

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

4. What was the state of science in the period after the French Revolution?
(a) It was advancing and clashing with the church.
(b) It was still riddled with superstitions and religious stories.
(c) It still held that the world was flat.
(d) It was developing slowly behind philosophy and literature.

5. What capability was open to the middle class, as a result of the age of revolutions, that was not open before the revolutions?
(a) Land speculation.
(b) Small business ownership.
(c) Class mobility.
(d) Migration.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say had to happen to the land before its economic potential could be unleashed?

2. In what respect does Hobsbawm say that Britain was well-situated as industrialism expanded?

3. How was Mozart's Magic Flute connected to the politics of Mozart's time, in Hobsbawm's account?

4. Why did places that had not been conquered by France reform their land use, in Hobsbawm's opinion?

5. How was Beethoven's Eroica connected to the politics of Beethoven's time, in Hobsbawm's account?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hobsbawm describe the working class' living conditions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?

9. How, in Hobsbawm's account, did European land reforms fare in other places?

10. What does Hobsbawm say labor organizers were promising workers, as the gap between rich and poor grew?

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