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

2. Where does Hobsbawm say the first wave of revolutions took place after the French Revolution?

3. What quality distinguished the revolutions that took place in 1848 from earlier revolutions, according to Hobsbawm?

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

5. Why did the French state have a financial crisis in the 1780s?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Hobsbawm say that the world was both bigger and smaller in the late 1700s?

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

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

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

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

6. What does Hobsbawm say is the difference between revolts and national movements?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How had the past changed as a result of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution? How did the sciences, technologies and philosophies that were developed during the Age of Revolution change how people looked at their own origins and the origin of the human race?

Essay Topic 2

Write a detailed review of "The Age of Revolution". What are the book's main themes and preoccupations? What are its methods? How does it achieve its intentions? Where does it fail to?

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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