Age Of Revolutions Review

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  • 1. 

    The two sides that fought the French and Indian war were

    • A.

      The US and France

    • B.

      France/England against the Native Americans

    • C.

      The US and England

    • D.

      France and England

    Correct Answer
    D. France and England
    Explanation
    The correct answer is France and England. The French and Indian War was fought between these two European powers in North America from 1754 to 1763. The conflict arose due to territorial disputes and competition for control over the fur trade. France and England both had colonies in North America and were supported by their respective Native American allies. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris, which resulted in France losing its North American territories to England.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was one way the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution?

    • A.

      The British government ignored Native American raids on American colonists settling in the south

    • B.

      The British government increased taxes on American colonists in order to pay for the war, leading to protests

    • C.

      Many American colonists lost their faith in the British government after their loss to the French

    • D.

      American colonists began to ally themselves with victorious Native American tribes against the British government

    Correct Answer
    B. The British government increased taxes on American colonists in order to pay for the war, leading to protests
    Explanation
    During the French and Indian War, the British government incurred significant debt. To cover these expenses, they decided to increase taxes on American colonists. This decision was met with strong opposition and protests from the colonists, who believed that they should not bear the burden of paying for a war that primarily benefited the British Empire. This increased taxation and the subsequent protests played a significant role in fostering discontent among the American colonists and ultimately contributed to the outbreak of the American Revolution.

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  • 3. 

    Which estate(s) were required to pay taxes by King Louis XVI?

    • A.

      First Estate

    • B.

      Second Estate

    • C.

      Third Estate

    • D.

      First and Third Estate

    Correct Answer
    C. Third Estate
    Explanation
    During the reign of King Louis XVI, the Third Estate was required to pay taxes. The Third Estate consisted of the commoners, which included the majority of the population such as peasants, artisans, and the bourgeoisie. The First Estate, made up of the clergy, and the Second Estate, consisting of the nobility, were exempt from most taxes. This unequal taxation system was one of the factors that contributed to the growing discontent and eventual French Revolution.

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  • 4. 

    One might conclude that a major reason for revolutions (American and French) during the 18th century was due to:

    • A.

      Enlightenment thinking and ideas

    • B.

      The search for another New World

    • C.

      Glorification to succeed as a nation

    • D.

      Imperialism Ideology

    Correct Answer
    A. Enlightenment thinking and ideas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Enlightenment thinking and ideas. During the 18th century, the Enlightenment period saw a surge in intellectual and philosophical movements that emphasized reason, individualism, and the rights of the people. These ideas challenged the traditional authority and led to a questioning of the existing political and social structures. The American and French revolutions were greatly influenced by these Enlightenment ideals, as they sought to overthrow oppressive monarchies and establish democratic governments based on the principles of liberty, equality, and popular sovereignty.

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  • 5. 

    This social contract, which was promised in the Tennis Court Oath by the 3rd estate and was inspired by the American Declaration of Independence, is known as:

    • A.

      A. The Declaration of the Constitution

    • B.

      B. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

    • C.

      C. The Declaration of the 3rd estate and female citizen

    • D.

      D. The Declaration of the taxpayers

    Correct Answer
    B. B. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is b. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. This social contract, inspired by the American Declaration of Independence and promised in the Tennis Court Oath by the 3rd estate, was a declaration that outlined the rights and freedoms of the French citizens. It aimed to establish equality, liberty, and fraternity among all individuals, regardless of their social status. The declaration played a significant role in the French Revolution and influenced the development of human rights and democratic principles worldwide.

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  • 6. 

    Thousands of people who opposed the government were executed by way of Guillotine when __________ was in power.  

    • A.

      A. Louis XVI

    • B.

      B. the Estates General

    • C.

      C. the Committee of Public Safety (Lead by Maximilen Robespierre)

    • D.

      D. Napoleon

    Correct Answer
    C. C. the Committee of Public Safety (Lead by Maximilen Robespierre)
    Explanation
    During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety, led by Maximilien Robespierre, was in power. This committee was responsible for executing thousands of people who opposed the government. The guillotine was the method used for these executions. Louis XVI was the king of France before the revolution, and while he was eventually executed by the guillotine, it was not during the time when the Committee of Public Safety was in power. The Estates General was a legislative body that existed before the revolution and did not have the power to execute people. Napoleon came to power after the revolution and did not use the guillotine as a method of execution.

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  • 7. 

    This organization, formed by the Third Estate, overthrew King Louis XVI

    • A.

      The Committee of Public Safety

    • B.

      The National Assembly

    • C.

      The Directory

    • D.

      The National Convention

    Correct Answer
    B. The National Assembly
    Explanation
    The National Assembly was formed by the Third Estate during the French Revolution and played a crucial role in overthrowing King Louis XVI. It was a representative body that aimed to establish a constitutional monarchy and bring about political and social reforms. The National Assembly eventually abolished the monarchy, declared France a republic, and initiated the Reign of Terror under the Committee of Public Safety. The National Convention and the Directory were subsequent governing bodies, but it was the National Assembly that initially led the revolution and dethroned the king.

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  • 8. 

    The Directory was which form of government (representatives elected by citizens)

    • A.

      Monarchy

    • B.

      Theocracy

    • C.

      Republic

    • D.

      Oligarchy

    Correct Answer
    C. Republic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Republic. In a republic form of government, representatives are elected by citizens to make decisions and govern on their behalf. This system allows for the participation of the people in the decision-making process and ensures that power is not concentrated in the hands of a single ruler or a small group of individuals. The Directory, which was the government of France from 1795 to 1799, was a republic where the members of the Directory were chosen by electors who were in turn chosen by the people.

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  • 9. 

    What caused the Reign of Terror?

    • A.

      Fear of counter-revolution and foreign invasion

    • B.

      King Louis XVI’s crackdown on those who spoke out against the government

    • C.

      Ideas inspired by Enlightenment thinkers

    • D.

      Fallout from the American Revolution

    Correct Answer
    A. Fear of counter-revolution and foreign invasion
    Explanation
    The Reign of Terror was caused by the fear of counter-revolution and foreign invasion. During the French Revolution, there was a widespread belief that internal enemies and foreign powers were conspiring to overthrow the new republic. This fear led to the establishment of the Committee of Public Safety, which initiated a period of mass executions and political repression in order to eliminate perceived threats to the revolution. The Reign of Terror was characterized by its extreme violence and the systematic suppression of dissent, all driven by the fear of counter-revolution and foreign invasion.

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  • 10. 

    The promise made by representatives of the third estate to create a constitution that began the French Revolution

    • A.

      The Promise of Paris

    • B.

      The Soccer Pitch Promise

    • C.

      The Oath of the Workers

    • D.

      Tennis Court Oath

    Correct Answer
    D. Tennis Court Oath
    Explanation
    The Tennis Court Oath was a promise made by representatives of the third estate in France to create a constitution. It marked the beginning of the French Revolution as it symbolized the defiance of the common people against the absolute power of the monarchy. The oath was taken on June 20, 1789, in a tennis court in Versailles, where the representatives pledged to not disband until a constitution was established. This act demonstrated the determination of the third estate to bring about political change and laid the foundation for the revolutionary events that followed.

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  • 11. 

    One of three classes into which French society was divided before the revolution is referred to as a/an

    • A.

      Taille

    • B.

      Faction

    • C.

      Estate

    • D.

      Caste

    Correct Answer
    C. Estate
    Explanation
    Before the French Revolution, French society was divided into three classes known as "estates." These estates were the First Estate (clergy), the Second Estate (nobility), and the Third Estate (commoners). Each estate had different privileges, rights, and responsibilities. The term "estate" refers to these social divisions and their corresponding roles in pre-revolutionary France.

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  • 12. 

    Why did European monarchs outside of France want to restore King Louis XVI to power?

    • A.

      If the French economy collapsed, it would bring about a European depression

    • B.

      King Louis XVI had a secret alliance with Great Britain

    • C.

      Monarchs feared similar uprisings in their populations if the French revolution was successful

    • D.

      The clergy in their nation urged them to, as it was the will of God

    Correct Answer
    C. Monarchs feared similar uprisings in their populations if the French revolution was successful
    Explanation
    European monarchs outside of France wanted to restore King Louis XVI to power because they feared that the success of the French Revolution would inspire similar uprisings in their own populations. The revolution in France had already shown that the monarchy could be overthrown and replaced with a republic, which posed a threat to the power and stability of other monarchies. By restoring Louis XVI, they hoped to suppress revolutionary ideas and maintain their own authority.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following was NOT a political body during the French Revolution?

    • A.

      Committee of Public Safety

    • B.

      The Directory

    • C.

      The National Assembly

    • D.

      The Reign of Terror

    Correct Answer
    D. The Reign of Terror
    Explanation
    The Reign of Terror was not a political body during the French Revolution. It was a period of extreme violence and mass executions carried out by the Committee of Public Safety, which was a political body. The National Assembly was the legislative body that governed France during the early stages of the revolution. The Directory was the executive body that governed France after the fall of the National Convention. Therefore, the Reign of Terror does not fit the definition of a political body.

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  • 14. 

    Use the cartoon below to answer the following question: In this cartoon, the man with the whip represents King Louis XVI.  What do the other three figures represent?

    • A.

      France, Britain, and Prussia

    • B.

      The three estates of France

    • C.

      Enlightenment thinkers

    • D.

      French kings of the past

    Correct Answer
    B. The three estates of France
    Explanation
    The other three figures in the cartoon represent the three estates of France. The three estates were the divisions of French society before the French Revolution. The first estate represented the clergy, the second estate represented the nobility, and the third estate represented the commoners. This cartoon is likely depicting King Louis XVI trying to control or suppress the three estates, which ultimately led to the French Revolution.

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  • 15. 

    Which unfair practice is the author exposing in this cartoon?

    • A.

      Slavery in the New World

    • B.

      Poor treatment of captured prisoners from the Seven Years War

    • C.

      Unfair taxation among the estates of French society

    • D.

      Religious intolerance and persecution by French clergy

    Correct Answer
    C. Unfair taxation among the estates of French society
    Explanation
    The author is exposing the unfair practice of taxation among the different estates of French society. This implies that certain social classes or groups are being burdened with higher taxes compared to others, leading to an unequal distribution of the tax burden. This unfair taxation system could contribute to social and economic inequality within French society.

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