The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848 Test | Final 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 change does Hobsbawm say took place in the neighborhoods of the working poor?

2. How did the people in political power react to middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

3. In Hobsbawm's account, what did the peasantry gain by land reforms sweeping the globe in the mid-1800s?

4. What was the consequence of British land reforms in India?

5. What did France produce as other countries' economies changed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hobsbawm say was increasing around 1848?

2. Which artist does Hobsbawm cite as examples of the high standards reached in the arts in the mid-1800s?

3. What does Hobsbawm say was the third kind of secular thought that developed during the middle of the nineteenth century?

4. How did the working poor act out politically, when they did act out, in Hobsbawm's account?

5. What works marked the beginning and the peak, respectively, of middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

6. Why does Hobsbawm describe the changing use of the landscape "the most catastrophic phenomenon" of the period?

7. Why was France's economy left behind, in Hobsbawm's account?

8. What does Hobsbawm say was growing along with and as a result of Protestantism?

9. What opportunities were open because of the Industrial Revolution that were not open before, in Hobsbawm's account?

10. What are the three sources Hobsbawm refers to when he says that artists made the effects of industrialization a common theme?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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)?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Communism in the economy and Romanticism in the arts as two responses to industrialization. How are they related? How are they different manifestations of reactions against the same cultural environment?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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