The Invention of Tradition Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Eric Hobsawm and Terence Ranger
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, From a Death to a View: The Hunt for the Welsh Past in the Romantic Period.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author asserts that the Anglican literature and the ______ Bible kept the Welsh language from decay.
(a) Welsh.
(b) German.
(c) Latin.
(d) Scandinavian.

2. According to the book, the stages of creating the Highland tradition included all of the following elements except _______.
(a) The adoption of new traditions by Lowland Scots.
(b) Cultural revolt against England.
(c) Artificial creation of new Highland traditions.
(d) Cultural revolt against Ireland.

3. According to ______ Morgan, there were a number of groups and individuals who were involved in preservation of Welsh culture.
(a) Brys.
(b) Bryn.
(c) Prys.
(d) Peter.

4. Hobsbawm suggests in the book that the Highland costume changed in the ______ century.
(a) Fourteenth.
(b) Nineteenth.
(c) Eighteenth.
(d) Seventeenth.

5. The author asserts that one of the factors that made the book so powerful was(were) the _______.
(a) Fact that it was written by a government official.
(b) Price.
(c) Color illustrations.
(d) Historical accuracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hobsbawm asserts that the overtly or tacitly accepted rules of traditions must have a ______ nature.

2. In Chapter 2, Hobsbawm asserts that Scotsmen celebrate their identity with common symbols including the kilt and ______.

3. The author claims that the Scots were merely ______ invaders from the fifth century and the Scottish culture was a crude imitation of the invaders.

4. Some of the general values that Hobsbawm suggests are used in invented traditions include ______ and school spirit.

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

(see the answer key)

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