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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 Mozart's Magic Flute connected to the politics of Mozart's time, in Hobsbawm's account?
(a) It promoted Freemasonry.
(b) It promoted revolution.
(c) It promoted Jacobinism.
(d) It promoted repression of revolution.

2. What was the political ideology behind the organizers' promises to the working poor?
(a) Utopianism.
(b) Radicalism.
(c) Fourierism.
(d) Communism.

3. Where were Protestant sects at the head of religious revivals?
(a) Austria and Prussia.
(b) France and Spain.
(c) Britain and America.
(d) Russia.

4. How did Hobsbawm characterize the change in the way that people related to the land, and the way land was related to the economy?
(a) As the least recognized phenomenon of the period.
(b) As the most catastrophic phenomenon of the period.
(c) As the most lucrative development of the period.
(d) As the least forgivable development of the period.

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) Migration.
(b) Small business ownership.
(c) Class mobility.
(d) Land speculation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were Jews particularly well-suited to take advantage of opportunities to join the new middle class?

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

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

4. What contrast became very clear as industrialism developed in Europe?

5. What caused the middle class ideology to decline, in Hobsbawm's account?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Hobsbawm say France in particular created opportunities for a new middle class?

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

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

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

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

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

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