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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 Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Write a detailed review of "The Age of Revolution". What are the book's main themes and preoccupations? What are its methods? How does it achieve its intentions? Where does it fail to?
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