The Invention of Tradition Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Eric Hobsawm and Terence Ranger
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, The Context, Performance and Meaning of Ritual, The British Monarchy and the 'Invention of Tradition', c. 1820-1977.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the book, royal ceremonials may have been an expression of national _______.
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Self-confidence.

2. Hobsbawm claims that in Wales a native legal system was abolished and the old _______ was outlawed.
(a) Poetry.
(b) Music.
(c) Language.
(d) Style of dress.

3. According to the book, _______ and transport innovation made accenting grandeur even easier for royal ceremonies.
(a) Church.
(b) Location.
(c) Music.
(d) Phone.

4. The author derides the British media for thinking the rituals are over ______ years old when in fact they are relatively new.
(a) 50.
(b) 100.
(c) 500.
(d) 1000.

5. According to the book, the minister of ______ wrote a Critical Dissertation, in which he provided the context for Macpherson's transposed locations.
(a) Sleat.
(b) Ossian.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Skye.

Short Answer Questions

1. Love of ______ and economy brought hatred of displays of wealth by the crown, who also endured indifference from the clergy.

2. A number of ministers from all of the following backgrounds except ______, began to use Druidic theology.

3. The author asserts that attitudes were ______ in Wales and thus there was a loss of cultural self-confidence.

4. The Welsh lineage included all of the following backgrounds with the exception of _______.

5. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge collected Welsh ______ in order to preserve the culture.

(see the answer key)

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