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

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

3. According to the book, the Welsh were once addicted to ________ and fortune tellers, long after their popularity died out in England.
(a) Poets.
(b) Healers.
(c) Psychologists.
(d) Magicians.

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

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

6. The author claims that the Highland regiments fighting in _______ and the U.S. adopted the Highland garb.
(a) India.
(b) England.
(c) Guinea.
(d) Pakistan.

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

8. The book Invention of Tradition is _______, meaning that it pulls on several different knowledge areas.
(a) Disciplinary.
(b) Itinerary.
(c) Intradisciplinary.
(d) Interdisciplinary.

9. The old Welsh histories held that they were the _____ people of the British Islands.
(a) Youngest.
(b) Most beautiful.
(c) Eldest.
(d) Strongest.

10. Hobsbawm claims that in Wales a native legal system was abolished and the old _______ was outlawed.
(a) Style of dress.
(b) Music.
(c) Language.
(d) Poetry.

11. The book asserts that the creation of invented traditions helps historians make sense of human relations in the _______.
(a) Future.
(b) Culture.
(c) Past.
(d) Present.

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

13. Hobsbawm claims that Sir Walter Scott and _______ promoted the Highland takeover.
(a) Lieutenant Williams.
(b) Colonel Williams.
(c) Colonel Stewart.
(d) Lieutenant Stewart.

14. The Welsh lineage included all of the following backgrounds with the exception of _______.
(a) Cornish.
(b) Scandinavian.
(c) Celt.
(d) Breton.

15. Hobsbawm believes that many institutions had to reinvent themselves including all of the following except ________.
(a) The Protestant Church.
(b) Professional armies.
(c) The Catholic Church.
(d) Law-courts.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In particular, the author suggests that historians pay attention to the creation of all of the following concepts except _______.

4. According to the book, all of the following people except _______, were pivotal in creating a distinct history.

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

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