Chapter 11: The French Revolution And Napoleon, 1789–1815 (1)

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  • 1. 
    The social inequalities that contributed to the French Revolution are best illustrated by the conditions of the __________, who made up 75 to 80 percent of the population
    • A. 

      Bourgeoisie

    • B. 

      Second Estate

    • C. 

      Third Estate

    • D. 

      Peasants


  • 2. 
    Economic problems, the immediate cause of the French Revolution, included all of the following EXCEPT __________
    • A. 

      French support for the American colonists.

    • B. 

      A manufacturing slowdown.

    • C. 

      Bad harvests.

    • D. 

      High unemployment.


  • 3. 
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen __________
    • A. 

      Secularized the Catholic Church in France.

    • B. 

      Ended exemptions from taxation.

    • C. 

      Restricted participation in the Legislative Assembly to the upper classes.

    • D. 

      Established a constitution.


  • 4. 
    Why did the lower classes oppose the new order after the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Because they were hurt by the rise in the cost of living

    • B. 

      Because only men could be elected to the Assembly

    • C. 

      Because they wanted more drastic solutions to problems

    • D. 

      Because the government now controlled the Catholic Church


  • 5. 
    An informal coalition of several European states took up arms against France following __________
    • A. 

      The imprisonment of Louis XVI.

    • B. 

      The Reign of Terror of the Committee of Public Safety.

    • C. 

      The execution of Louis XVI.

    • D. 

      The fall of the Bastille.


  • 6. 
    Under the leadership of Georges Danton and __________, the radical Committee of Public Safety took control, executing thousands of the republic's enemies over a 12-month period.
    • A. 

      Jean-Paul Marat

    • B. 

      Maximilien Robespierre

    • C. 

      The Mountain

    • D. 

      The Girondins


  • 7. 
    Which did NOT occur after the execution of Robespierre?
    • A. 

      The Jacobins continued to be in control.

    • B. 

      The Reign of Terror ended.

    • C. 

      Churches were allowed to reopen for public worship.

    • D. 

      A new constitution was created.


  • 8. 
    The Directory consisted of __________
    • A. 

      Selected members of the Council of 500.

    • B. 

      A group of men chosen by the electors to govern the country.

    • C. 

      The executive committee of the Council of Elders.

    • D. 

      Royalists who wanted to restore the monarchy.


  • 9. 
    The Civil, or Napoleonic, Code __________
    • A. 

      Was one of seven codes of law.

    • B. 

      Was a single law code for the entire nation.

    • C. 

      Put into code all the radical laws of the revolution.

    • D. 

      Undid all of the gains of the revolution.


  • 10. 
    French nationalism did NOT __________
    • A. 

      Aid in the defeat of Napoleon.

    • B. 

      Stir a desire in other European nations to join France.

    • C. 

      Stir the patriotism of those opposed to the French.

    • D. 

      Show other European nations the power of nationalism.


  • 11. 
    __________ marked the beginning of Napoleon’s downfall.
    • A. 

      The formation of the Continental System

    • B. 

      The British naval victory at Trafalgar

    • C. 

      The capture of Paris

    • D. 

      The invasion of Russia


  • 12. 
    Upon his return from exile at Elba, Napoleon was __________
    • A. 

      Executed.

    • B. 

      Exiled immediately to St. Helena.

    • C. 

      Restored to power.

    • D. 

      Crowned emperor.


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