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 identified themselves with local traditions?

2. What product does Hobsbawm say was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution?

3. What was the Bastille a symbol of when the French stormed it in 1789?

4. What does Hobsbawm say revolutionary groups had in common across Europe in 1848?

5. What idea does Hobsbawm say was just being developed after the turning point of 1830?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which religions were expanding as the Catholic Church's importance was declining?

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

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

5. What role did the cotton market play in the Industrial Revolution, in Hobsbawm's account?

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

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

8. What does Hobsbawm say were the three paths a working class person could choose in 1848?

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

10. What does Hobsbawm say was the state of the social sciences in the mid-1800s?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Communism in the economy and Romanticism in the arts as two responses to industrialization. How are they related? How are they different manifestations of reactions against the same cultural environment?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In what ways were the French Revolution and Industrial Revolution 'revolutions' in the technical sense (i.e. turnings back toward some previous state) and in what ways were they revolutionary (i.e. unprecedented, original events)?

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