French Revolution quiz

Sarah Egan
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questions on background and people involved in the 1789 French Revolution

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Sarah Egan
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Question 1

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The ruler of France in 1789 was:
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  • Marie Antoinette
  • Louis XVI
  • Louis XIV
  • Maximilian Robespierre

Question 2

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

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The First Estate = [blank_start]___________[blank_end]
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  • Clergy
  • Nobles
  • Shopkeepers

Question 4

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The Second Estate = [blank_start]_________[blank_end]
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  • nobles
  • media
  • colonists

Question 5

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The Third Estate = [blank_start]________[blank_end]
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  • women
  • commoners
  • the army

Question 6

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The Bastille was the King's palace
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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The storming of the Bastille happened on:
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  • July 4th 1776
  • July 4th 1789
  • July 14th 1776
  • July 14th 1789

Question 8

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The following is a slogan of the French Revolution:
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  • Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
  • No taxation without representation!
  • Home Rule is Rome Rule!
  • Les Misérables a enriché Cameron Mackintosh!

Question 9

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Louis XVI died:
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  • 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

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Robespierre was the President of:
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  • 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