Chapter 7 French Revolution Information

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  • 1. 
    The social and political system used in France in the 1770s, called the ___, had been in place since the Middle Ages.
    • A. 

      Frankish Kingdom

    • B. 

      Old Regime or Ancien Régime

    • C. 

      Mercantilism

    • D. 

      Continental System

  • 2. 
    King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette known for _____________.
    • A. 

      Being strong leaders

    • B. 

      Holding Church services at Versailles

    • C. 

      Working with the poor in soup kitchens

    • D. 

      Wasting money

  • 3. 
    Who made up the First Estate?
    • A. 

      Church officials

    • B. 

      Nobility

    • C. 

      Poor people in cities

    • D. 

      Rural peasants

  • 4. 
    Who made up the Second Estate?
    • A. 

      Church officials

    • B. 

      Nobility

    • C. 

      Poor people in cities

    • D. 

      Rural peasants

  • 5. 
    Who made up the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      Church officials

    • B. 

      Nobility

    • C. 

      The rest who were not in the 1st and 2nd: middle class (Bankers, merchants, lawyers, factory owners, skilled artisans); poor city workers; rural peasants

  • 6. 
    About what percent of France's population belonged to the First and Second Estates?
    • A. 

      2 or 3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      97 or 98

  • 7. 
    About what percent of France's population belonged to the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      2 or 3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      97 or 98

  • 8. 
    Prior to the French Revolution the Church owned _____ of the property in France.
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 9. 
    One of the precipitating events of the French Revolution was when King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General for the purposes of what?
    • A. 

      He wanted to give rights to peasants.

    • B. 

      He needed to raise taxes, and the only way he could raise a lot of taxes was through this type of meeting.

    • C. 

      He wanted to allow more people to vote.

    • D. 

      He wanted to raise money to expand the spice trade.

  • 10. 
    When Third Estate delegates were forced to find a new meeting place, they made a pledge called the _________ to continue their meeting until they had drawn up a new constitution.
    • A. 

      Constitution Oath

    • B. 

      New France Oath

    • C. 

      Pledge of Allegiance to the France

    • D. 

      Tennis Court Oath

  • 11. 
    What happened on July 14, Bastille Day?
    • A. 

      Robespierre was executed by guillotine.

    • B. 

      French women marched all the way to Versailles.

    • C. 

      A mob stormed a prison looking for gunpowder. They cut off the head of the warden and put it on a pike.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 12. 
    The National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of _________ and the Citizen.
    • A. 

      The French

    • B. 

      Europeans

    • C. 

      Westerners

    • D. 

      Man

  • 13. 
    In October 1789, Parisian women revolted over rising price of _______.
    • A. 

      Bread

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Cloth

    • D. 

      Marriage

  • 14. 
    When King Louis XVI was scared that he might be harmed, he tried to ___________.
    • A. 

      Escape from France with his family

    • B. 

      Kill the revolutionary leaders

    • C. 

      Conduct a meeting of the Estates-General

    • D. 

      Free the slaves

  • 15. 
    ___________ was the name of the machine designed during the Revolution to quickly cut off people’s heads.
    • A. 

      Skull Crusher

    • B. 

      The decapitator

    • C. 

      Flogger

    • D. 

      The guillotine

  • 16. 
    ___________ was the Jacobin leader who ruled France for a year as a dictator.
    • A. 

      Marquis de Lafayette

    • B. 

      Maximilien Robespierre

    • C. 

      Napoleon

    • D. 

      Jean Girard

  • 17. 
    During the French Revolution, the French were ___________, because many different groups affected various changes in government.
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Sane

    • C. 

      Refreshing

    • D. 

      Crazy

  • 18. 
    During the ______________ as many as 40,000 French people were executed for being “enemies of the revolution”.
    • A. 

      Time of Peace

    • B. 

      Reign of Terror

    • C. 

      Regime of Peasants

    • D. 

      Great Democracy

  • 19. 
    Following the craziness of 1794, the __________ was created along with a bicameral legislature to govern France and restore order.
    • A. 

      Directory

    • B. 

      Commune

    • C. 

      Jacobin Committee

    • D. 

      Committee for Public Safety

  • 20. 
    A ___________describes a sudden, forceful seizure of governmental control.
    • A. 

      Coupe de ville

    • B. 

      Coup d'état

    • C. 

      Coup arama

    • D. 

      Curlew

  • 21. 
    What marked the end of the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Great Britain defeated France shortly after the Storming of the Bastille.

    • B. 

      In 1799, Napoleon and a small group overthrew the Directory and took control of the government.

    • C. 

      The Congress of Vienna sent in military troops to put down Napoleon’s coup de etat.

    • D. 

      Russia conquered lands East of Paris.