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. Where were Protestant sects at the head of religious revivals?

2. What was a consequence of the emergence of a new class of people in European society?

3. Where was Chartism an active part of the political landscape?

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

5. How were the working classes influenced by religion after the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Hobsbawm say was most receptive to Romanticism, and why?

2. How does Hobsbawm say France in particular created opportunities for a new middle class?

3. How did those in power react to the spread of middle class ideology, in Hobsbawm's account?

4. How does Hobsbawm describe the working class' living conditions?

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

6. How does Hobsbawm describe France's effect on land reform?

7. What does Hobsbawm say were the three paths a working class person could choose in 1848?

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

9. How does Hobsbawm define middle class ideology?

10. Why were Jews and Protestants in particular successful and socially mobile, in Hobsbawm's account?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Who are the main characters in Hobsbawm's "The Age of Revolution"? Is it the nations themselves, or the political parties, or industries characters? Does Hobsbawm describe them as individual characters? Cite a few instances of how Hobsbawm relates individuals to parties, and individual experience to historical developments.

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