The Invention of Tradition Test | Final Test - Hard

Eric Hobsawm and Terence Ranger
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the book, _______ III's children made him particularly hated by the public at large.

2. According to the book, the fourth period is characterized by romantic glamor, partly due to ________ advances.

3. Europeans inside of neo-traditions believed that they had respect for the local _______.

4. The book suggests that African politicians, nationalists, and ________ were left with ambiguous legacies.

5. David Cannadine suggests that ____ aspects of ritual, performance and context deserve study.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the first stage of the British monarchy that occurred between the 1820s and the 1870s, according to the book.?

2. What does the book say is dynamic and can change meanings even if the words never change?

3. What did African chiefs stand to gain from using the neo-traditions being taught to them?

4. What were some of the functions the British East India Company was performing when they were first in India?

5. By looking at the ten aspects of rituals, what does David Cannadine believe can be uncovered?

6. How might one describe the second stage of the British monarchy, which began when Victoria was made Empress of India?

7. Describe the Indian Mutiny and what it meant for the British as well as for the Indians in that time period.

8. Into what two groups was India divided in the middle of the nineteenth century?

9. What did the committee, headed by Thomas Thornton, seek to replace in India?

10. How was the ceremony that incorporated India into Britain used?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Over time, the ritual that is a part of the monarchy began to seem splendid to the modern day person.

Part 1: What are some of the benefits of monarchy rituals?

Part 2: Do you think that rituals are a part of every form of government?

Part 3: Why do you think linking the past leaders to the present leaders helps to create a sense of community?

Essay Topic 2

In many cases, the invented traditions were proliferated by societies in order to increase their validity.

Part 1: Do you think that invented traditions are being spread today?

Part 2: Why do you think it was important for certain groups to push for certain traditions?

Part 3: How might you push your own agenda if you wanted a certain tradition to become the normal way of life?

Essay Topic 3

In every case, tradition seeks to create a connection between the present and the past. Without this connection, a society changes.

Part 1: Why do you think the connection to one's past is so important?

Part 2: How do you think the present day society benefits from learning about the past?

Part 3: Do you think that you use the lessons of the past to inform your present day decisions?

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