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. The most industrialized countries saw more and more adherents of what religion?

2. What landmark event does Hobsbawm see as the peak of the middle class ideology?

3. What view of society was beginning to be adopted widely, in Hobsbawm's account?

4. What was Chartism?

5. How were Charles Dickens' novels connected to the politics of Dickens' time, in Hobsbawm's account?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What role did religion serve, even as Europe was becoming more secular?

5. How does Hobsbawm say religion was changing after the French Revolution?

6. How, in Hobsbawm's account, did European land reforms fare in other places?

7. What examples does Hobsbawm cite to demonstrate his point that the arts were responsive to the socioeconomic conditions in Europe in the mid-1800s?

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

9. What had to happen to land use practices, in Hobsbawm's account, for capitalism to take hold in Europe?

10. What happened in France while the rest of Europe was industrializing?

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

Make an annotated time line with the important trends and events that marked the development of Europe in the Age of Revolution. Make a map that shows these trends and events as well.

Essay Topic 3

What are Hobsbawm's historiographical priorities? What historiographical methods characterize his work? What themes is he interested in? How does he explore them? Compare this work (or contrast it) with other works of history you have read.

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