Bastille Day: Test Your French History Knowledge! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Bastille Day: Test Your French History Knowledge! Trivia Facts Quiz

Bastille Day is the national day of France, celebrated on 14 of July, which was a turning point of the French Revolution. This day is celebrated to represent the unity of French people and their culture. Bastille Day includes events such as the military parade, dance, parties, fireworks, and communal meals. How much do you know about this popular holiday that falls on July 14? If you want to find out, then take this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what country did Bastille Day originate?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 2. 
    What was the Bastille?
    • A. 

      High-speed train in Madrid

    • B. 

      War memorial in Athens

    • C. 

      Ancient royal prison in Paris

    • D. 

      Sacred ruins in England

  • 3. 
    The storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of what?
    • A. 

      The uprising of the modern French nation

    • B. 

      The surrender of the nation's secret recipes

    • C. 

      The evacuation of people from a terrible storm

    • D. 

      The targeting of illegal aliens

  • 4. 
    Bastille Day happened at the start of what historical event?
    • A. 

      The French-American War

    • B. 

      War of the Roses

    • C. 

      American Revolution

    • D. 

      French Revolution

  • 5. 
    What year did the storming of the Bastille take place?
    • A. 

      1620

    • B. 

      1711

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1812

  • 6. 
    Who led the angry mob that stormed the Bastille?
    • A. 

      Georges Jacque Danton

    • B. 

      Governor de Launay

    • C. 

      Louis XVI

    • D. 

      Jacques de Flesselles

  • 7. 
    When was Bastille Day declared the French national holiday?
    • A. 

      1800

    • B. 

      1830

    • C. 

      1860

    • D. 

      1880

  • 8. 
    How many prisoners were in the Bastille on July 14, 1789?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Fourtheen

    • D. 

      Thirty

  • 9. 
    After the storming of the Bastille, where did Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, flee?
    • A. 

      Versailles

    • B. 

      Notre Dame de Paris

    • C. 

      Montmartre

    • D. 

      Orly

  • 10. 
    Where is Bastille Day celebrated with an impressive parade, festivals, parties, and fireworks?
    • A. 

      Luxembourg Palace

    • B. 

      The Champs Élysées

    • C. 

      Notre Dame Cathedral

    • D. 

      Place Vendome

  • 11. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the period prior to the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Ancien modèle 

    • B. 

      Ancien ordre 

    • C. 

      Ancien système 

    • D. 

      Ancien régime

  • 12. 
    Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a royal fortress-prison and a hated symbol of absolutist monarchy. Who were the hapless couple seated on the French throne that fateful day?
    • A. 

      Louis and Marie-Antoinette

    • B. 

      Ferdinand and Isabella

    • C. 

      Henri and Margot 

    • D. 

      Francis and Claude

  • 13. 
    When were the original Bastille fortifications completed?
    • A. 

      1380

    • B. 

      1480

    • C. 

      1580

    • D. 

      1688

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