The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who does Hobsbawm say the revolutionary groups saw as the beneficiaries of their third wave of revolutions?

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

3. Where were the French forces superior to the English?

4. What was the French National Assembly modeled on?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Hobsbawm's account, why was 1830 a turning point in the history of Europe?

3. Who, in Hobsbawm's account, formed the foundation for what Hobsbawm calls "self-conscious' nationalism?

4. Why did a period of peace follow the Napoleonic Wars, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. In what way does Hobsbawm say that the world was both bigger and smaller in the late 1700s?

6. How does Hobsbawm say that the political atmosphere changed after the French Revolution?

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

8. What does Hobsbawm say was the first wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

9. How does Hobsbawm say the population was distributed in the 1780s?

10. How does Hobsbawm say that the nationalistic ideal spread through Europe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How had the past changed as a result of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution? How did the sciences, technologies and philosophies that were developed during the Age of Revolution change how people looked at their own origins and the origin of the human race?

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

Who are the main characters in Hobsbawm's "The Age of Revolution"? Is it the nations themselves, or the political parties, or industries characters? Does Hobsbawm describe them as individual characters? Cite a few instances of how Hobsbawm relates individuals to parties, and individual experience to historical developments.

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