French Revolution quiz

Question 1 of 10

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The ruler of France in 1789 was:

Select one of the following:

  • Marie Antoinette

  • Louis XVI

  • Louis XIV

  • Maximilian Robespierre

Question 2 of 10

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Before the revolution, France had run up a large debt because:

Select one of the following:

  • The price of wood had risen and they needed wood for guillotines

  • The French gave money to the British to fight back against the colonies in America

  • The French sent armies to support the colonies in the American War of Independence

  • They spent a lot of money on starting a diamond mine in South Africa to get diamonds for Marie Antoinette's tiaras

Question 3 of 10

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The First Estate = ( Clergy, Nobles, Shopkeepers )

Question 4 of 10

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Select from the dropdown list to complete the text.

The Second Estate = ( nobles, media, colonists )

Question 5 of 10

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Select from the dropdown list to complete the text.

The Third Estate = ( women, commoners, the army )

Question 6 of 10

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The Bastille was the King's palace

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 10

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The storming of the Bastille happened on:

Select one of the following:

  • July 4th 1776

  • July 4th 1789

  • July 14th 1776

  • July 14th 1789

Question 8 of 10

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The following is a slogan of the French Revolution:

Select one of the following:

  • Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

  • No taxation without representation!

  • Home Rule is Rome Rule!

  • Les Misérables a enriché Cameron Mackintosh!

Question 9 of 10

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Louis XVI died:

Select one of the following:

  • From a gunshot wound received in Battle with the British

  • By being executed by firing squad on the orders of Robespierre

  • By being beheaded with a guillotine after being found guilty of treason

  • When Marie Antoinette drove the Royal Carriage off the road

Question 10 of 10

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Robespierre was the President of:

Select one of the following:

  • The League of Pro-American Frenchmen

  • The Committee of Public Safety

  • The Guillotine and Stocks Makers and Manufacturers Union

  • The Society for the Abolition of Clerical Authority

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French Revolution quiz

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questions on background and people involved in the 1789 French Revolution

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