French Wars Of Religion Quiz

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  • 1. 
    How many people were killed in Paris during the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre according to historians?
    • A. 

      At least 1,000 Protestants

    • B. 

      At least 2,000 Protestants

    • C. 

      At least 3,000 Protestants

    • D. 

      At least 4,000 Protestants

    • E. 

      At least 4,000 Protestants

  • 2. 
    Gaspard de Coligny wanted Henry of Navarre to marry _____, not Margot Valois (the king's sister).
  • 3. 
    The relationship between Charles IX and Henry III was one of...
    • A. 

      Brotherly love

    • B. 

      Incest

    • C. 

      Mutual respect

    • D. 

      Enmity

  • 4. 
    Who, out of the list of people below, were Huguenots?
    • A. 

      Catherine de' Medici

    • B. 

      Charles IX

    • C. 

      Henry of Anjou

    • D. 

      Henry d'Alençon

    • E. 

      Marguerite de Valois

    • F. 

      Jeanne d'Albret

    • G. 

      Henry of Navarre

    • H. 

      Anne de Montmorency

    • I. 

      Louis, Prince of Condé

    • J. 

      Anthony of Navarre

    • K. 

      Gaspard de Coligny

    • L. 

      Francis, duke of Guise

    • M. 

      Cardinal Lorraine

  • 5. 
    A taille is...
    • A. 

      Something you decorate your bathroom with

    • B. 

      A form of income tax taken from peasantry and non-nobles

    • C. 

      A form of direct land tax taken from peasantry and non-nobles

  • 6. 
    In the eyes of most Catholics, Huguenots were...
    • A. 

      Rebels

    • B. 

      Good Frenchmen

  • 7. 
    Out of the noble families listed below, which family held a prominent place in court most recently?
    • A. 

      The Guise family

    • B. 

      The Bourbon family

    • C. 

      The Montmorency family

  • 8. 
    What started the second war - the conspiracy of Meaux or the Spanish move up the Netherlands?
    • A. 

      The Spanish move up the Netherlands

    • B. 

      The conspiracy of Meaux

  • 9. 
    Who reigns from 1563-1574?
  • 10. 
    The conspiracy of Meaux was the last straw for Catherine regarding the attempt of reconciliation between the crown and the Huguenots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When was Henry of Anjou made the Lieutenant-General of the royal army?
    • A. 

      After the death of Anne de Montmorency

    • B. 

      After the death of Francis, duke of Guise

  • 12. 
    Did either side see the terms of the edict of Longjumeau in March 1568 as lasting?
    • A. 

      No. Both sides just wanted to recuperate.

    • B. 

      Yes. Both sides did not want to fight anymore.

  • 13. 
    How old was Henry of Anjou when he became the Lieutenant-General of the royal army?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      18

  • 14. 
    Which edict brought the second war to a close?
    • A. 

      Longjumeau

    • B. 

      Amboise

    • C. 

      Saint-Germain

    • D. 

      Chateaubriand

  • 15. 
    During the second civil war, Conde and Coilgny ally with:
    • A. 

      Philip II of Spain

    • B. 

      Elizabeth I of England

    • C. 

      Count Palatine, John Casimir

    • D. 

      William of Orange

  • 16. 
    Which war does Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) first join the Huguenot army?
    • A. 

      First war

    • B. 

      Second war

    • C. 

      Third war

    • D. 

      Fourth war

    • E. 

      Fifth war

    • F. 

      Sixth war

  • 17. 
    Coligny compared the journey to La Rochelle from Noyers in 1568, which lasted four weeks, to:
    • A. 

      Jesus's 40 days and 40 nights in the desert

    • B. 

      1,000 angels scudding across a clear blue sky

    • C. 

      God's chosen people's flight from Egypt

    • D. 

      The Last Supper

  • 18. 
    What did Conde do once he gathered more troops from Jeanne d'Albret (widow of Anthony of Navarre) 28 Sep 1568?
    • A. 

      Did a little jig

    • B. 

      Gave a sermon

    • C. 

      Changed his strategy

    • D. 

      Put Henry of Navarre in charge

  • 19. 
    What happened to Conde during the battle of Jarnac (12 March 1569)?
    • A. 

      His arms got blown off

    • B. 

      His left arm got chopped off by a Reiter

    • C. 

      His leg got broken

  • 20. 
    Charles IX gets reinforcements from who during the third war?
    • A. 

      Pope

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Florence

    • F. 

      Venice

    • G. 

      Scotland

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