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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Russia expand its relationships after the French Revolution?

2. Which areas were best connected, according to Hobsbawm?

3. Why does Hobsbawm say that the Industrial Revolution could only have happened in England?

4. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

5. Why did the international congress among Europe's ruling nations dissolve after a few years?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the French Revolution proceed from 1792 to 1794?

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

3. What was the effect, in Hobsbawm's account, of the American Revolution on the French Revolution?

4. What does Hobsbawm say was the third wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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

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

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

8. What does Hobsbawm say was the paradox of progress in certain countries of Europe?

9. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

10. Describe Robespierre's influence on the French Revolution.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Was the secularization of European culture a benefit or a disadvantage of industrialization? Or, was it simply a transition, as people found their religion in other places? What functions had religion served that were now served by other, secular developments?

Essay Topic 2

What are Hobsbawm's historiographical priorities? What historiographical methods characterize his work? What themes is he interested in? How does he explore them? Compare this work (or contrast it) with other works of history you have read.

Essay Topic 3

What are the major developments that have shaped the hundred and sixty or so years since 1848? Choose one and describe, in much the way Hobsbawm does, the factors that led to the development, as well as its primary consequences.

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