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, in Hobsbawm's view, was the economic result of the French Revolution?

2. Which of the revolutions that took place in the first wave of revolutions after the French Revolution was NOT suppressed?

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

4. What trend was Hobsbawm looking for in revolts and revolutions?

5. What was the French National Assembly modeled on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say was the third wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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

3. What does Hobsbawm say was the second wave of revolutions to follow the French Revolution?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Where does Hobsbawm say the European nations expanded their influence, for lack of war in Europe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Was the secularization of European culture a benefit or a disadvantage of industrialization? Was it simply a transition, as people found their religion in other places? What functions had religion served that were now served by other, secular developments?

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

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?

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