The Invention of Tradition Quiz | Four 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 2, The Invention of Tradition, The Highland Tradition of Scotland.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the book, the Rev. Macpherson helped start a cultural re-writing process that lasted for a _______.
(a) Century.
(b) Year.
(c) Milennium.
(d) Decade.

2. Hobsbawm suggests that the Scottish symbols and practices existed in the past in rudimentary form but were considered ______ by most Scots.
(a) Elegant.
(b) Noble.
(c) Fashionable.
(d) Barbaric.

3. In Chapter 2, Hobsbawm asserts that Scotsmen celebrate their identity with common symbols including the kilt and ______.
(a) Drum.
(b) Burin.
(c) Bagpipe.
(d) Flute.

4. Hobsbawm asserts that invented traditions can often be found when cultures look to maintain ______ patterns.
(a) Geographical.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Social.
(d) Behavioral.

5. One of the costume changes that occurred was the discontinuation of use of the ______.
(a) Socks.
(b) Long shirt.
(c) Short shirt.
(d) Kilt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hobsbawm suggests that two of the three types of tradition outlined in question 18 tend to support the main tradition, ________.

2. Hobsbawm makes a point to distinguish traditions from ______, which allow more fluctuation.

3. The author also makes a distinction between traditions and ______, which have no ritual or symbolic significance.

4. The author claims that the Highland regiments fighting in _______ and the U.S. adopted the Highland garb.

5. The book asserts that traditions are invented when old ____ forms are deliberately not used or adapted.

(see the answer key)

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