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. According to the book, all of the following people except _______, were pivotal in creating a distinct history.
(a) Thomas Innes.
(b) David Malcolm.
(c) William Jones.
(d) James Macpherson.

2. The author states that the invention of tradition involves _______ and ritualization with reference to the past.
(a) Formalization.
(b) Inspiration.
(c) Institutionalization.
(d) Infrastructure.

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

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

5. 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.

6. The author claims that the Scots were merely ______ invaders from the fifth century and the Scottish culture was a crude imitation of the invaders.
(a) English.
(b) Scandinavian.
(c) Irish.
(d) Germanic.

7. According to the book, the ______ movement and its association with the noble savage helped produce the invented tradition.
(a) Industrial.
(b) Commercial.
(c) Enlightenment.
(d) Romantic.

8. _______ was created out of a movement to moralize and evangelize the Welsh people.
(a) Lutheranism.
(b) Islam.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Methodism.

9. The work by _____ led to the discovery that the Welsh language could be connected to ancient Celtic.
(a) Owain Glyndwr.
(b) Rice Jones.
(c) Edward Lhuyd.
(d) Iolo Morganwg.

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

11. The book states that many of the invented traditions are filling the space left by the _____ decline of old tradition and culture.
(a) Secular.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Practical.
(d) Religious.

12. 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) Skye.
(d) Ireland.

13. The druids were originally authority figures and bards and were thought to have built _______.
(a) Stonehinge.
(b) Stonewall.
(c) Stonehenge.
(d) Stone circle.

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

15. The author also makes a distinction between traditions and ______, which have no ritual or symbolic significance.
(a) Rites.
(b) Rifts.
(c) Rituals.
(d) Routines.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Hobsbawm asserts that exceptions to the decline in question 22 exist in all of the following areas except ______.

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

4. Hobsbawm believes that many institutions had to reinvent themselves including all of the following except ________.

5. The druids were a major part of the Welsh culture and were rediscovered during the time of the _________.

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