How Much Do You Know About Absolute Monarchy? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Absolute Monarchy? Trivia Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Absolute Monarchy? In this type of leadership, the king or queen has absolute power over what goes on in their kingdom and is not restricted by any other parties when it comes to writing laws. These types of leadership are usually hierarchical. What other powers do you think such monarchs have? Take the quiz up and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Freedom of religion

    • B. 

      Absolute rule

    • C. 

      Separation of church and state

    • D. 

      Waging war for religious purposes

  • 2. 
    What king became France's most powerful ruler and boasted "I am the state"?
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Henry IV

    • C. 

      Louis IX

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 3. 
    What was the Edict of Nantes issued in an effort to do?
    • A. 

      Break the power of the French nobility

    • B. 

      Increase the political power of the French Catholics

    • C. 

      Increase the political power of the Huguenots

    • D. 

      Bring an end to violent religious conflicts in France

  • 4. 
    What was one reason Ivan IV was called Ivan the Terrible?
    • A. 

      He poisoned his wife Anastasia because she was from a boyar family.

    • B. 

      He organized a police force that murdered people he considered traitors. And he killed his son.

    • C. 

      He was in debt to several countries and had to declare bankruptcy.

    • D. 

      He made the nobility dependent on him and gave power to the middle class.

  • 5. 
    Under Maria Theresa, Austria's greatest enemy was
    • A. 

      Bohemia.

    • B. 

      The Ottoman Empire.

    • C. 

      Hungary.

    • D. 

      Prussia.

  • 6. 
    Frederick II came to power as the
    • A. 

      Viceroy of India.

    • B. 

      Elector of Brandenburg.

    • C. 

      King of Prussia.

    • D. 

      King of Austria.

  • 7. 
    The first Russian ruler to adopt the title czar, meaning "caesar," was
    • A. 

      Anastasia Romanov.

    • B. 

      Peter the Great.

    • C. 

      Michael Romanov.

    • D. 

      Ivan the Terrible.

  • 8. 
    In Russia, the boyars were
    • A. 

      Merchants.

    • B. 

      Slave-like laborers.

    • C. 

      Career soldiers.

    • D. 

      Landowning nobles.

  • 9. 
    Who was the most Catholic King?
    • A. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • B. 

      King Louis XIV

    • C. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

    • D. 

      King Charles II of England

  • 10. 
    How did Frederick the Great’s dad punish him?
    • A. 

      He made Frederick watch the execution of his best friend.

    • B. 

      He made him complete 20 hours of community service.

    • C. 

      He grounded Frederick, told him no party in England anymore.

    • D. 

      He put Frederick in a time out.

  • 11. 
    Who was the King James Bible named after? 
    • A. 

      Charles II

    • B. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      James I

  • 12. 
    This leader ruled England after the English Civil War as a military dictator.
    • A. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      James I

  • 13. 
    • King of Scotland
    • inherited Elizabeth I’s throne
    • conflict with Parliament
    • Protestant
    • A. 

      James I

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      Charles I

    • D. 

      Oliver Cromwell

  • 14. 
    Who was the minister for King Louis XIII?
    • A. 

      Minister Jean Colbert

    • B. 

      The Elector of Bavaria

    • C. 

      Cardinal Richelieu

    • D. 

      Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 15. 
    Who was the minister for the boy-king Louis XIV?
    • A. 

      Pope Pius III

    • B. 

      Cardinal Mazarin

    • C. 

      Minister Jean Colbert

    • D. 

      Lawrence Huguenot

  • 16. 
    Who was the first king of the Bourbon Dynasty? He ended the religious wars in France.
    • A. 

      Jean Baptist Colbert

    • B. 

      Louis XIV

    • C. 

      Louis XIII

    • D. 

      Henry IV (Henry of Navarre)

  • 17. 
    Philip II believed it was his duty to defend ___ from enemies in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
    • A. 

      Calvinism

    • B. 

      Catholicism

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Huguenots

  • 18. 
    Philip II of Spain lived within the walls of his gray, granite palace called ________.
    • A. 

      White House

    • B. 

      Taj Mahal

    • C. 

      El Escorial

    • D. 

      Vatican

  • 19. 
     Who was the Sun King?
    • A. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • B. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

    • C. 

      King Charles II of England

    • D. 

      King Louis XIV

  • 20. 
    Who “restored the monarchy”?
    • A. 

      King Charles II of England

    • B. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • C. 

      King Louis XIV

    • D. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

  • 21. 
    Who was the most Catholic King?
    • A. 

      King Louis XIV

    • B. 

      King Charles II of England

    • C. 

      King Philip II of Spain

    • D. 

      King Gustavus Adolphus

  • 22. 
    Frederick II came to power as the
    • A. 

      King of Prussia.

    • B. 

      King of Austria.

    • C. 

      Elector of Brandenburg.

    • D. 

      Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • 23. 
    Under Maria Theresa, Austria's greatest enemy was
    • A. 

      Prussia.

    • B. 

      Hungary.

    • C. 

      Bohemia

    • D. 

      The Ottoman Empire.

  • 24. 
    What was one reason Ivan IV was called Ivan the Terrible?
    • A. 

      He poisoned his wife Anastasia because she was a boyar.

    • B. 

      He was in debt to many countries; had to declare bankruptcy.

    • C. 

      He gave power to the middle class.

    • D. 

      He murdered those considered traitors. And he killed his son.

  • 25. 
    What were some of the things Peter the Great did to westernize Russia? 
    • A. 

      He became a jockey in horse racing and performed in plays.

    • B. 

      He introduced tobacco.

    • C. 

      He moved capital of Russia to Moscow instead of a seaport.

    • D. 

      He raised women's status, and made nobles wear Western fashions.

  • 26. 
     What was Peter the Great the first to make an effort to do? 
    • A. 

      Add territory to the Russian state

    • B. 

      Organize and utilize a secret police force

    • C. 

      Westernize Russia

    • D. 

      Reduce the power of the nobles

  • 27. 
    What king became France's most powerful ruler and boasted "I am the state"?
    • A. 

      Louis XIV

    • B. 

      Louis IX

    • C. 

      Henry IV

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 28. 
    What were some of Philip II's accomplishments as king of Spain?
    • A. 

      He built up the strongest army in the world with 80,000 men.

    • B. 

      He won territory in the Seven Years' War.

    • C. 

      He defended Roman Catholicism from Muslims and Protestants.

    • D. 

      He reformed culture; made Spain a power to be reckoned with.

  • 29. 
    Who inherited the Austrian thrown? Charles VI had European powers sign agreement of recognition
    • A. 

      Anastasia Romanov

    • B. 

      William of Orange

    • C. 

      Frederick the Great

    • D. 

      Maria Theresa

  • 30. 
    What was the main reason for most wars between 1600-1800?
    • A. 

      Balance of power

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Food