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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Michelet write after he had become the Conservator of the French Archives?
(a) The Insect.
(b) Introduction to Universal History.
(c) Roman History.
(d) History of the Middle Ages.

2. What was Saint-Simon's theory of history?
(a) A punctuated equilibrium.
(b) A seething chaos run by the powerful.
(c) Waves of equilibrium and breakdown.
(d) A cycle of development and destruction.

3. What name was ultimately given to the line of thought Michelet developed?
(a) Re-oriented natural history.
(b) Natural selection.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Communism.

4. Where did Owen put his idealistic notions into practice?
(a) In Brook Farm.
(b) In Utopia.
(c) In Fruitlands.
(d) In New Lanark.

5. What made Michelet unique?
(a) He described the underlying unity of historical themes.
(b) He injected his own feelings into his historical narrative.
(c) He wrote in the language of the ordinary man.
(d) He saw the interrelatedness of all life.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, Saint-Simon viewed society's goals as changing ______________.

2. What did Michelet say about the French Revolution?

3. How were Fourier and Owen representative of early nineteenth century thinkers?

4. What was Michelet trying to develop when he discovered the Renaissance philosopher?

5. According to the author, what happened to the bourgeoisie after the French Revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. What work did Michelet do after he had read Vico, and how did Vico's influence come through in that work?

2. How were Owen's communes organized?

3. Describe Michelet's politics.

4. Describe Michelet's methods?

5. In what way did Taine distinguish between history and science?

6. What intellectual tradition had Michelet inherited from the Middle Ages?

7. What was Michelet's approach to narrating history?

8. Why did Marx leave Germany?

9. What was Vico's effect on Michelet?

10. How was Saint-Simon representative of the new breed of intellectual in the 19th-century?

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