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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. What does Hobsbawm call the Industrial Revolution?

2. Where were the French forces defeated in 1815?

3. What emerged in 1830, according to Hobsbawm's evaluation?

4. In what did England lead Europe, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. What crucial event does Hobsbawm say took place during the period after the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hobsbawm say was the second wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

3. Describe the effect of the Greek revolution on Greece and the region.

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

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

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

7. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

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

9. In Hobsbawm's account, was the Napoleonic War worth the destruction it caused for the economic benefits that followed?

10. What does Hobsbawm say were the monarchies' relationships with land use and the economy in 1780?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Revolutions took place for years after the French Revolution, some successful, some not. How would you characterize the legacy of the French Revolution in these other revolutions? Were these revolutions independent occurrences? Were they inspired by or in any way caused by the French Revolution? Or, were they merely reactions against the same cultural developments that had happened in France?

Essay Topic 2

How was Napoleon the ruler and leader of France, different from Napoleon the man? What movements did Napoleon, the man, ride at the forefront of? Did he shape his mythical identity consciously, or did the people of France and Europe create his mythical role themselves?

Essay Topic 3

Not everyone was thrilled by the development of a new middle class, a new middle class ideology, and a Romantic or liberal perspective on history, culture, and the arts. Describe the opposition to progress, Romanticism, liberalism, and Communism. Who were the groups, classes or individuals who resisted the revolutions that changed the world in the 19th century?

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