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Advanced Placement European History Quiz on The Frence Religious Wars.


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  • 1. 

    French Protestans are knows as:

    • A.

      A. Politqes

    • B.

      B. Huguenots

    • C.

      C. Calvinist

    • D.

      D. Anabaptists

    • E.

      E. Guises

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Huguenots
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. Huguenots. Huguenots were French Protestants who followed the teachings of John Calvin during the 16th and 17th centuries. They faced persecution and religious conflicts in France, leading to many of them fleeing the country. The term "Huguenots" is specifically used to refer to French Protestants and is not applicable to other Protestant groups or movements.

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  • 2. 

    What was the first wave at Protestant persecution in France?

    • A.

      A. The spread of calvinism

    • B.

      B. The wedding of Catherine de Medeci

    • C.

      C. Henry IV's persecution

    • D.

      D. The Habsburg-Valois war

    • E.

      E. The capture of French King Francis the first

    Correct Answer
    D. D. The Habsburg-Valois war
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D. The Habsburg-Valois war. The Habsburg-Valois war was a conflict between the Habsburg dynasty and the Valois dynasty, which took place from 1521 to 1526. During this war, Protestantism began to spread in France as Habsburg forces, who were predominantly Catholic, clashed with French Protestants. The war created an environment of religious tension and persecution, marking the beginning of Protestant persecution in France.

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  • 3. 

    What ended hostilities between France and Spain?

    • A.

      A. The Treaty of Vernins

    • B.

      B. The Edict of Nantes

    • C.

      C. The Counter-Reformation

    • D.

      D. Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

    • E.

      E. Council of Trent

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The Treaty of Vernins
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Vernins ended hostilities between France and Spain. This treaty, signed in 1598, marked the conclusion of the French Wars of Religion. It was negotiated by representatives of both countries and aimed to establish peace and religious toleration in France. The treaty granted certain rights to French Protestants, known as Huguenots, and allowed them to practice their religion freely. It also recognized the authority of the Catholic Church in France. The Treaty of Vernins was an important step towards ending the religious conflicts in France and restoring stability to the region.

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  • 4. 

    When did Henry of Navarre take the throne?

    • A.

      A. 15th Century

    • B.

      B. Early 1500's

    • C.

      C. 1589

    • D.

      D. 1542

    • E.

      E. 1776

    Correct Answer
    C. C. 1589
    Explanation
    Henry of Navarre took the throne in 1589. This can be inferred from the options provided, as option C is the only one that falls within the time frame mentioned. The other options either refer to a different century or a later period in history. Therefore, option C is the correct answer indicating the year when Henry of Navarre ascended to the throne.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the leader of the Protestants during Henry the thirds reign?

    • A.

      A. Catherine de Medici

    • B.

      B. Louis XIV

    • C.

      C. John Calvin

    • D.

      D. Henry of Navarre

    • E.

      E. The guise

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Henry of Navarre
    Explanation
    During Henry III's reign, Henry of Navarre, also known as Henry IV, was the leader of the Protestants. He was a prominent Huguenot leader and eventually became the King of France. He played a significant role in the French Wars of Religion and is known for issuing the Edict of Nantes, which granted religious tolerance to the Huguenots. His leadership and policies were crucial in bringing stability to France during a time of religious conflict.

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  • 6. 

    How much of the French aristocracy became Huguenots?

    • A.

      A. 1/2

    • B.

      B. 2/5

    • C.

      C. 25%

    • D.

      D. 3/4

    • E.

      E. 95%

    Correct Answer
    B. B. 2/5
    Explanation
    The answer is B. 2/5 because it states that 2/5 of the French aristocracy became Huguenots. This means that out of every 5 members of the French aristocracy, 2 of them became Huguenots.

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  • 7. 

    Afther the Saint Bartholemew's Day Massacre, Protestantism became:

    • A.

      A. a fight for survival

    • B.

      B. very popular in France

    • C.

      C. controlled by Catholics

    • D.

      D. led by Henry III

    • E.

      E. illegal in England

    Correct Answer
    A. A. a fight for survival
    Explanation
    After the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Protestantism faced a severe threat and was forced into a fight for survival. The massacre, which took place in 1572, was a targeted attack against the Huguenots (French Protestants) by Catholics in France. Thousands of Huguenots were killed, and this event marked a turning point in the religious conflicts of the time. Protestantism, being the minority faith, had to defend itself and fight to maintain its existence in the face of persecution and hostility from the Catholic majority.

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  • 8. 

    All of the following happened during the Edict of Nantes EXCEPT:

    • A.

      A. Huguenots were given religous freedom

    • B.

      B. The Treaty of Verrins ended hostilities between France and Spain

    • C.

      C. Henry IV gets killed by Catholic Fanatic in 1610.

    • D.

      D. Henry III gets killed by a Dominican friar

    • E.

      E. Caused a long cold war

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Henry III gets killed by a Dominican friar
    Explanation
    The Edict of Nantes was a decree issued by Henry IV of France in 1598, granting religious freedom to the Huguenots (French Protestants). The Treaty of Verrins, signed in 1598, ended hostilities between France and Spain. Henry IV was indeed assassinated by a Catholic fanatic in 1610. The Edict of Nantes did not cause a long cold war, as it was actually intended to promote religious tolerance and bring an end to the religious conflicts in France. Therefore, the correct answer is D. Henry III gets killed by a Dominican friar.

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  • 9. 

    What does Catherine de Medici fear will happen MOST?

    • A.

      A. Protestans will be granted religious freedom

    • B.

      B. Francis II will be murdered

    • C.

      C. The Guise will lose power

    • D.

      D. France will stay Catholic

    • E.

      E. Coliguy will make France go to war with Spain

    Correct Answer
    E. E. Coliguy will make France go to war with Spain
    Explanation
    Catherine de Medici, as a Catholic queen, would fear that Coliguy, a Protestant leader, would make France go to war with Spain. This is because a war with Spain would likely involve other Catholic countries and potentially lead to the spread of Protestantism, which Catherine de Medici strongly opposed.

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  • 10. 

    What did Catherine de Medeci try to do at a meeting in Poissy?

    • A.

      A. Protect her sons from Guises

    • B.

      B. Preserve the Monarchy

    • C.

      C. Reconcile the Protestan and Catholic factions

    • D.

      D. Begin a war against France

    • E.

      E. Murder Henry III

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Reconcile the Protestan and Catholic factions
    Explanation
    At the meeting in Poissy, Catherine de Medici attempted to reconcile the Protestant and Catholic factions. This suggests that she was trying to find a way to bring peace and harmony between the two religious groups, possibly in an effort to prevent further conflicts and maintain stability within the country.

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