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

    Correct Answer
    B. At least 2,000 Protestants
  • 2. 

    Gaspard de Coligny wanted Henry of Navarre to marry _____, not Margot Valois (the king's sister).

    Correct Answer
    Elizabeth I
    Explanation
    Gaspard de Coligny wanted Henry of Navarre to marry Elizabeth I, not Margot Valois (the king's sister).

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  • 3. 

    The relationship between Charles IX and Henry III was one of...

    • A.

      Brotherly love

    • B.

      Incest

    • C.

      Mutual respect

    • D.

      Enmity

    Correct Answer
    D. Enmity
    Explanation
    The relationship between Charles IX and Henry III was one of enmity. This means that they had a strong feeling of hostility and animosity towards each other. They did not get along and had a strained relationship, possibly due to conflicts or disagreements between them.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    F. Jeanne d'Albret
    G. Henry of Navarre
    I. Louis, Prince of Condé
    J. Anthony of Navarre
    K. Gaspard de Coligny
    Explanation
    The Huguenots were French Protestants who followed the teachings of John Calvin. Jeanne d'Albret, Henry of Navarre, Louis, Prince of Condé, Anthony of Navarre, and Gaspard de Coligny were all prominent figures in the Huguenot movement. They played significant roles in the French Wars of Religion and were known for their support of Protestantism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A form of direct land tax taken from peasantry and non-nobles
    Explanation
    A taille refers to a form of direct land tax that was imposed on the peasantry and non-nobles in medieval France. It was a means for the nobles and the monarchy to collect revenue from the lower classes. This tax was often burdensome and contributed to the social and economic inequalities of the time.

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  • 6. 

    In the eyes of most Catholics, Huguenots were...

    • A.

      Rebels

    • B.

      Good Frenchmen

    Correct Answer
    A. Rebels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rebels." This is because Huguenots were French Protestants who were seen as rebels by the Catholic majority in France. They were considered a threat to the Catholic Church and the French monarchy, leading to religious conflicts and persecution.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The Guise family
    Explanation
    The Guise family held a prominent place in court most recently.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The conspiracy of Meaux
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the conspiracy of Meaux. This suggests that the conspiracy of Meaux was the event or action that initiated the second war, rather than the Spanish move up the Netherlands.

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  • 9. 

    Who reigns from 1563-1574?

    Correct Answer
    Charles IX
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The conspiracy of Meaux refers to a failed plot by Huguenots to take control of the city of Meaux in France. This event occurred during the time when Catherine de' Medici, the queen mother, was attempting to reconcile the crown and the Huguenots, who were Protestant reformers. The conspiracy's failure likely made Catherine realize that her efforts at reconciliation were futile and that the Huguenots could not be trusted. Therefore, the statement that the conspiracy of Meaux was the last straw for Catherine regarding the attempt at reconciliation is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. After the death of Anne de Montmorency
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. No. Both sides just wanted to recuperate.
    Explanation
    Both sides did not see the terms of the edict of Longjumeau in March 1568 as lasting because they just wanted to recuperate.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      18

    Correct Answer
    A. 16
  • 14. 

    Which edict brought the second war to a close?

    • A.

      Longjumeau

    • B.

      Amboise

    • C.

      Saint-Germain

    • D.

      Chateaubriand

    Correct Answer
    A. Longjumeau
    Explanation
    Longjumeau is the correct answer because it refers to the Edict of Longjumeau, which was issued by King Charles IX of France in 1568. This edict brought the second war of religion in France, known as the Second War of Religion, to a close. The edict aimed to temporarily pacify the tensions between the Catholics and the Huguenots, granting certain religious freedoms to the Huguenots while also reaffirming Catholicism as the dominant religion in France.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. William of Orange
    Explanation
    During the second civil war, Conde and Coilgny allied with William of Orange.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Third war
    Explanation
    In the question, it is stated that Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) first joins the Huguenot army. The correct answer is the Third war. This suggests that there were multiple wars involving the Huguenots, and Henry of Navarre's involvement began with the third war.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. God's chosen people's flight from Egypt
    Explanation
    Coligny compared the journey to La Rochelle from Noyers in 1568, which lasted four weeks, to God's chosen people's flight from Egypt. This comparison suggests that both journeys were significant and arduous. The flight from Egypt was a pivotal event in the Bible, where the Israelites escaped from slavery and embarked on a long and challenging journey to reach the Promised Land. By comparing his own journey to this biblical event, Coligny likely wanted to emphasize the difficulty and importance of his own journey to La Rochelle.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Changed his strategy
    Explanation
    After gathering more troops from Jeanne d'Albret, Conde changed his strategy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pope
    B. Spain
    E. Florence
    Explanation
    During the third war, Charles IX receives reinforcements from the Pope, Spain, and Florence. This suggests that Charles IX had formed alliances with these powers and they were supporting him in the conflict. These reinforcements would have likely included troops, supplies, and possibly financial aid, which would have strengthened Charles IX's position and increased his chances of success in the war.

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