European History Quiz: France And Germany

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did the independent German states emerge? 

    • A.

      1628

    • B.

      1679

    • C.

      1648

    • D.

      1688

    Correct Answer
    C. 1648
    Explanation
    In 1648, the independent German states emerged. This was a result of the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years' War and established the principle of state sovereignty. The agreement recognized the sovereignty of individual German states and allowed them to govern themselves independently. Therefore, 1648 marks the emergence of independent German states.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first public figure to speak of Germans? 

    • A.

      Emperor Nero 

    • B.

      Emperor Tacitus 

    • C.

      Emperor Caesar 

    • D.

      Emperor Augustus 

    Correct Answer
    B. Emperor Tacitus 
    Explanation
    Emperor Tacitus was the first public figure to speak of Germans.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these countries did not expel Germans after World War II? 

    • A.

      France 

    • B.

      Russia 

    • C.

      Hungary 

    • D.

      Romania 

    Correct Answer
    A. France 
    Explanation
    France did not expel Germans after World War II. While there were some instances of individual expulsions, France did not carry out a large-scale expulsion of Germans like other countries such as Poland or Czechoslovakia. This can be attributed to France's focus on reconstruction and reconciliation after the war, as well as the fact that the German population in France was relatively small compared to other countries.

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  • 4. 

    When did the reunification of Germany occur? 

    • A.

      1991 

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1993 

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    The reunification of Germany occurred in 1990. This was the year when East Germany, which was previously under communist rule, joined West Germany to form a single, unified country. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the reunification process, and negotiations between the two German states and international powers led to the official reunification on October 3, 1990. This event was a significant milestone in European history and symbolized the end of the Cold War era.

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  • 5. 

    When did the French revolution start? 

    • A.

      1791 

    • B.

      1901 

    • C.

      1789

    • D.

      1783 

    Correct Answer
    C. 1789
    Explanation
    The French Revolution started in 1789. This was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France, which ultimately led to the end of the monarchy and the rise of a democratic government. The revolution began with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, and continued for several years, resulting in significant changes to French society and government.

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  • 6. 

    When did the French revolution end? 

    • A.

      1798

    • B.

      1784

    • C.

      1792 

    • D.

      1789

    Correct Answer
    C. 1792 
    Explanation
    The French revolution ended in 1792. This was the year when the French monarchy was abolished and the First French Republic was established. The revolution began in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille and continued for several years, marked by significant political and social changes in France. The year 1792 was a turning point as it saw the fall of the monarchy and the beginning of a more radical phase of the revolution, which eventually led to the Reign of Terror and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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  • 7. 

    When was Louis XVI of France executed?

    • A.

      March 1788

    • B.

      January 1793

    • C.

      February 1783

    • D.

      April 1888

    Correct Answer
    B. January 1793
    Explanation
    Louis XVI of France was executed in January 1793. This was during the French Revolution, a period of political and social upheaval in France. Louis XVI was accused of treason and his execution marked a significant turning point in the revolution, as it symbolized the end of the monarchy and the rise of the French Republic.

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  • 8. 

    What year saw the end of the first French Republic?

    • A.

      1833

    • B.

      1892

    • C.

      1804

    • D.

      1832

    Correct Answer
    C. 1804
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1804. This is the year that marked the end of the first French Republic. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte declared himself Emperor of the French, effectively ending the republican government that had been established after the French Revolution. This marked a significant shift in the political landscape of France and the beginning of the Napoleonic era.

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  • 9. 

    When did Louis XVI of France ascend the throne?

    • A.

      1891

    • B.

      1774

    • C.

      1782

    • D.

      1839

    Correct Answer
    B. 1774
    Explanation
    Louis XVI of France ascended the throne in 1774. This date marks the beginning of his reign as the King of France.

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