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. Some of the general values that Hobsbawm suggests are used in invented traditions include ______ and school spirit.
(a) Consumerism.
(b) Nationalism.
(c) Patriotism.
(d) Communism.

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

3. Both books were written by the same authors, known as the _____ Stuarts.
(a) Grochowski.
(b) Vigotsky.
(c) Novieski.
(d) Sobieski.

4. In the early nineteenth century the Celtic Society of ______ was founded and pushed the Highland cause.
(a) London.
(b) Edinburgh.
(c) Paris.
(d) Cornwall.

5. According to the book, the notion of a distinct Highland culture is a myth that did not exist prior to the _______ century.
(a) Sixteenth.
(b) Nineteenth.
(c) Seventeenth.
(d) Eighteenth.

Short Answer Questions

1. The book asserts that the creation of invented traditions helps historians make sense of human relations in the _______.

2. Hobsbawm claims that new invented traditions tend to be _____ and not binding, and inculcate general values.

3. The author discusses the history of the kilt, which is also known as the ________.

4. According to the book, _______ of old traditions is one of the causes of the invention of traditions.

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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