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. What was abolished in the wake of Napoleon's victories?

2. Where were the French forces defeated in 1815?

3. Where did the second wave of revolutions take place?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What conditions made Britain ripe for the Industrial Revolution, according to Hobsbawm?

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

6. Describe the final defeat of the French forces at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

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

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

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

10. Why does Hobsbawm say that raw materials like iron and coal did not expand the same way as cotton began to expand in the 1780s?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hobsbawm says that nationalism was a new phenomenon after 1830, and that it was tied to the rise of a middle class. Explain the relationship between nationalism and the rising middle class. How did the middle class use nationalism to define itself and its desires? What problems or pressures did nationalism answer or resolve for the middle class?

Essay Topic 2

Make a brief time line of the changes that were taking place in America from 1789 to 1848. How was the shape of the nation changing? How were the politics changing, and the arts and technology?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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