The Invention of Tradition Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Eric Hobsawm and Terence Ranger
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hobsbawm asserts that the overtly or tacitly accepted rules of traditions must have a ______ nature.
(a) Archetypal.
(b) Symbolic.
(c) Antibolic.
(d) Transitional.

2. Hobsbawm suggests that the 19th century _____ ideology of social change had to have a new tradition to support it, since it didn't fit in old patterns.
(a) Liberal.
(b) Religious.
(c) Conservative.
(d) Sectarian.

3. Hobsbawm asserts that one of the factors that makes _______ unique is that they do not allow for variance in practice.
(a) Customs.
(b) Routines.
(c) Rituals.
(d) Traditions.

4. The old Welsh histories followed the lives of each of the Welsh _______ and their lineage and descendants.
(a) Kings.
(b) Princes.
(c) Queens.
(d) Emperors.

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

6. One of the parts of Welsh history held that the Welsh were first _______ and fought against the pagan Saxons.
(a) Christians.
(b) Buddhists.
(c) Jews.
(d) Muslims.

7. According to the book, the Highland culture was created in _______ distinct stages, the first occurring in the eighteenth century.
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

8. In particular, the author suggests that historians pay attention to the creation of all of the following concepts except _______.
(a) Nation.
(b) United Nations.
(c) National symbols.
(d) Nation-state.

9. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge collected Welsh ______ in order to preserve the culture.
(a) Verse.
(b) Sculptures.
(c) Prose.
(d) Art.

10. Macpherson was responsible for taking Irish ______, and transferring the settings from Ireland to Scotland.
(a) Ballads.
(b) Plays.
(c) Poems.
(d) Sonnets.

11. The spread of Highland dress was brought about by the Highland Society in _____ in the eighteenth century.
(a) Paris.
(b) Edinburgh.
(c) London.
(d) Cornwall.

12. A number of ministers from all of the following backgrounds except ______, began to use Druidic theology.
(a) Unitarian.
(b) Anglican.
(c) Dissenting.
(d) Catholic.

13. According to the book, the basic type of invented tradition was called ______, which outlined the historical practices of a particular group.
(a) Libertarian.
(b) Communistic.
(c) Egalitarian.
(d) Communitarian.

14. The people of the Highlands are known as a _______ society.
(a) Germanic.
(b) Berber.
(c) Celtic.
(d) Barbaric.

15. The book asserts that traditions are invented when old ____ forms are deliberately not used or adapted.
(a) Religious.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Social.
(d) Political.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author asserts that one of the factors that made the book so powerful was(were) the _______.

2. The Welsh Societies were created to promote all things Welsh and were first set up by _______ Welshman.

3. The author asserts that the Anglican literature and the ______ Bible kept the Welsh language from decay.

4. In chapter one, the author introduces his concept of ________ which are tied to false histories and have contemporary origins.

5. Prior to the myth of the Highland culture, the Scottish people were merely an overflow of ________.

(see the answer keys)

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