Nationalism and Statebuilding Review Questions for AP European History

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Updated on Mar 4, 2011

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Nationalism and Statebuilding for AP European History


Nationalism and Statebuilding Review for the AP European History Exam

  1. The strongest conservative element in nineteenthcentury nationalism was
    1. the desire for a republican form of government
    2. its emphasis on the concept of natural borders
    3. its desire to resist the rule of traditional aristocratic dynasties
    4. its belief in the value of historical traditions
    5. its belief that political sovereignty rested with the people
  2. Cavour was able to unite northern Italy under the Kingdom of Piedmont through a combination of
    1. war and diplomacy
    2. diplomacy and bribery
    3. peasant revolts and military action
    4. war and secret dealings with the pope
    5. diplomacy and royal marriage
  3. Garibaldi's capitulation to King Victor Emmanuel II illustrates
    1. the failure of nationalism in Italy
    2. the triumph of liberal nationalism
    3. the degree to which the nationalist desire for unity had triumphed over the liberal desire for individual rights
    4. the power of the Hapsburg dynasty in Italy
    5. the power of the Bourbon dynasty in Italy
  4. The Schleswig–Holstein Affair is an example of
    1. the Risorgimento
    2. Russian conservatism
    3. German liberalism
    4. French imperialism
    5. Realpolitik
  5. Which of the following was the factor that brought south Germans into Bismarck's new German Confederation?
    1. their Catholicism in the face of war with France
    2. their liberalism in the face of war with Austria
    3. their nationalism in the face of war with a foreign enemy
    4. their desire for a strong, authoritarian central government
    5. the existence of a dominant aristocratic class of Junkers in south Germany
  6. By agreeing to the Compromise of 1867, the Hapsburg Emperor Franz Joseph was
    1. acknowledging the rights of all ethnic groups within the Hapsburg Empire
    2. enlisting the Hungarians in an alliance against the other ethnic minorities within the Empire
    3. acknowledging Prussian supremacy in the German Confederation
    4. ending serfdom in Russia
    5. ending the Crimean War
  7. In France, the Second Empire was brought to an end by
    1. France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War
    2. Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état on 2 December 1851
    3. two plebiscites
    4. the Crimean War
    5. the unification of Italy
  8. In Russia, Tsar Alexander II's attempts to liberalize Russia were brought to an end by
    1. the abolition of serfdom
    2. the Crimean War
    3. the unification of Germany
    4. the Russian Revolution
    5. the Polish Revolution of 1863 and an attempt on his life in 1866
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