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 did the French Revolution create in Spain?

2. What did Hobsbawm say was the new law of businesses in the late 1700s?

3. What was the age of scientific and political progress in the 1700s called?

4. Why didn't disagreements between nations reach the level of international war?

5. What cause did Russia and Britain disagree over after the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the Napoleonic Wars affect the slave trade, in Hobsbawm's account?

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. What was the importance of railroads, in Hobsbawm's account, in the Industrial Revolution?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the role of the Jews in the Industrial Revolution and French Revolution? How did they participate in the transformation of European society? How did they benefit by it? How was their experience different than other groups' experiences?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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