1800s Political Test

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The 1800's were a very interesting time when it came to voting, most people could not or were not allowed to vote, for example women. This period led to a lot of changes in politics. Take the test below to see how well you would have fared it you existed during that time period.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many male children is each household required to give up for the sake of the King's military campaigns?
    • A. 

      Volunteers only.

    • B. 

      One.

    • C. 

      More than one.

    • D. 

      None.

    • E. 

      All male children.

  • 2. 
    You are at a grand gala and the Kings of Austria and France rush down the hallway towards you. You must obstruct one. Which one do you obstruct?
    • A. 

      The King of France

    • B. 

      The King of Austria

    • C. 

      Kill myself to avoid obstructing a King.

    • D. 

      Obstruct both of them!

    • E. 

      Either - it doesn't matter.

  • 3. 
    What is your opinion on commoner children accidentally run down in the street and killed by aristocrats' carriages? Are the children victims?
    • A. 

      What does it matter?

    • B. 

      Victims?!? What about the damage to the carriage? And inconvenience of the passengers?

    • C. 

      Apalling. Commoners' lives matter.

    • D. 

      Apalling. Those children are needed for service to the state.

    • E. 

      Justice must be sought for the children and the nobles involved prosecuted.

  • 4. 
    What is your opinion on Freemasonry?
    • A. 

      I am a Freemason. (Report to Count Bonaretti for termination).

    • B. 

      They are the conspiratorial delusions of reactionary madmen.

    • C. 

      As long as they faithfully serve the state it does not matter.

    • D. 

      They must be excluded from government and all stations of social importance.

    • E. 

      THE HYDRA! THEY ARE THE HYDRA!

  • 5. 
    What is your opinion on dueling? Was the King right to ban the practice?
    • A. 

      The King has banned dueling, which has turned countrymen against each other. The King's word is law and the practice weakened the nation.

    • B. 

      My feelings are mixed. I do not feel the High Court of Honor is adequate to settle my disputes.

    • C. 

      I wish to see a legislation of dueling practices.

    • D. 

      How better to get the oppressors to fight amongst themselves?

    • E. 

      It is essentially ritual murder. It should be illegal.

  • 6. 
    What are your economic opinions?
    • A. 

      The government has no right to interfere with trade or commerce.

    • B. 

      Free trade may have merits, but we cannot allow the reigns to be too loose.

    • C. 

      Protectionism and state control are the path to a stable economy.

    • D. 

      Laissez-Faire will bring prosperity.

    • E. 

      The Crown Monopolies should be restored and all industry brought under government control to advance the state interests.

  • 7. 
    Which of these statements, goals, or values do you most agree with?
    • A. 

      The state above all else.

    • B. 

      Justice and right thinking, as the ancients said.

    • C. 

      Freedom, as our fathers had.

    • D. 

      L'Ancien regime and stability.

    • E. 

      Preservation of the status quo.

  • 8. 
    How much influence should the Holy Father have over our Kingdom?
    • A. 

      The Holy Father speaks for the Almighty, the font of the King's authority, and is therefore supreme.

    • B. 

      The King rules by divine right, which is evident in itself. He should not clash with the Holy Father if there is to be harmony in the realm.

    • C. 

      The King is the ultimate authority in the realm. The Pope is not.

    • D. 

      The Pope should confine himself to spiritual matters; the King's authority is secular.

    • E. 

      God is dead.

  • 9. 
    What is the role of lesser nobility in the Kingdom?
    • A. 

      They have sworn loyalty to the King and must serve him faithfully so long as he upholds the old traditions.

    • B. 

      They constitute an unnecessary division of power.

    • C. 

      They are rentiers.

    • D. 

      They are the guardians of tradition and stability and all that is noble under the crown.

    • E. 

      They are wealthy landowners who should be regarded as another political institution with no extraordinary properties.

  • 10. 
    What is your opinion of the Invasion of Tunis?
    • A. 

      Disastrous. We suffered several humiliating defeats.

    • B. 

      Disastrous. It sent troops abroad at a time of instability.

    • C. 

      Disastrous. Tunis is worthless.

    • D. 

      Satisfactory. It marked the end of the infidel Barbary States, which have plagued us since the times of our forefathers.

    • E. 

      Excellent. The acqusition of Tunis was a necessary part of national liberation and restoration.

  • 11. 
    What is your general opinion of the Austrians?
    • A. 

      They are occupiers.

    • B. 

      They are neighbors.

    • C. 

      They are logical, natural allies.

    • D. 

      They are too decentralized.

    • E. 

      They are backward fools.

  • 12. 
    What is Sardinia-Piedmont's path to greatness in the future?
    • A. 

      National liberation and cultural union.

    • B. 

      Conquest in Europe and centralization.

    • C. 

      Colonialism and civilizing primitive peoples in the name of god and country.

    • D. 

      Domestic development and modernization.

    • E. 

      Traditional values and weathering the crisis that batter other, hastier countries.