Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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.
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?
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.
Considering the changes that were happening at the time in the early- to mid-1800s, it's no surprise that people were anxious about the future; but Marx saw Communism as the goal and perfection of human society. How had the times created this view in Marx and in European culture? What movements does Hobsbawm discuss which contributed to the development of Communism as an alternative to the capitalist exploitation of the Earth and the workers?
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