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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 was the European population changing that made it possible for art to flourish during the Age of Revolution?
(a) People were wealthier.
(b) People were more literate.
(c) The upper classes had more disposable income.
(d) The upper classes could travel to artistic centers to buy art.

2. What caused the middle class ideology to decline, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) The advent of monopolies.
(b) Cutthroat capitalist competition.
(c) Communism was taking hold.
(d) It was vulgarized by business interests.

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

4. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) They depicted the consequences of the Napoleonic Wars.
(b) They depicted the eternal struggles of boys and men.
(c) They depicted the horrible working class conditions.
(d) They depicted the history of industrialism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What developed in other European countries, but not in France?

2. What role did Chartists play in politics?

3. Where was Chartism an active part of the political landscape?

4. What landmark event does Hobsbawm see as the peak of the middle class ideology?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why were Jews and Protestants in particular successful and socially mobile, in Hobsbawm's account?

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

7. What examples does Hobsbawm cite to demonstrate his point that the arts were responsive to the socioeconomic conditions in Europe in the mid-1800s?

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

9. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

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

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