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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way does Hobsbawm say that religion was still useful?

2. What did the land have to be turned into before it could be developed economically, in Hobsbawm's opinion?

3. What was increasing at the same time that the railroads were expanding in the 1830s?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Was the secularization of European culture a benefit or a disadvantage of industrialization? Or, was it simply a transition, as people found their religion in other places? What functions had religion served that were now served by other, secular developments?

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

Hobsbawm says that nationalism was a new phenomenon after 1830, and that it was tied to the rise of a middle class. Explain the relationship between nationalism and the rising middle class. How did the middle class use nationalism to define itself and its desires? What problems or pressures did nationalism answer or resolve for the middle class?

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