The French Revolution And Napoleon, 1789–1815 (3)

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The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789–1815 (3)


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  • 1. 

    France's chief tax

    • A.

      Waterloo

    • B.

      Taille

    • C.

      Elba

    • D.

      Paris Commune

    Correct Answer
    B. Taille
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Taille". The taille was a chief tax in France during the Ancien Régime. It was a direct tax on land and property, and its collection was one of the main sources of revenue for the French monarchy. The taille was levied on the Third Estate, which consisted of the commoners, while the clergy and nobility were exempt from this tax. The taille played a significant role in the financial system of France and was a major source of discontent among the lower classes, contributing to the social and political tensions that eventually led to the French Revolution.

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  • 2. 

    Demanded equal political rights for women from the new French National Assembly

    • A.

      Olympe de Gouges

    • B.

      Paris Commune

    • C.

      Napoleonic Code

    • D.

      Elba

    Correct Answer
    A. Olympe de Gouges
    Explanation
    Olympe de Gouges is the correct answer because she was a French feminist and playwright who advocated for women's political rights during the French Revolution. She wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen in 1791, demanding equal political rights for women from the new French National Assembly. Her work challenged the prevailing patriarchal norms of the time and called for gender equality in the political sphere.

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  • 3. 

    Lawmaking body established by the Constitution of 1791

    • A.

      Napoleonic Code

    • B.

      The Mountain

    • C.

      Coup d' e'tat

    • D.

      Legislative Assembly

    Correct Answer
    D. Legislative Assembly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Legislative Assembly. The question is asking for the lawmaking body that was established by the Constitution of 1791. The Legislative Assembly was indeed established by this constitution and served as the governing body of France from 1791 to 1792. It was responsible for creating and passing laws, and it marked a shift from absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in France.

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  • 4. 

    Radical political group made up of the san-culottes

    • A.

      Maximilien Robespierre

    • B.

      Paris Commune

    • C.

      Legislative Assembly

    • D.

      Taille

    Correct Answer
    B. Paris Commune
    Explanation
    The Paris Commune was a radical political group during the French Revolution that consisted of the san-culottes, who were working-class revolutionaries. They played a significant role in the events of the Revolution and were known for their radical beliefs and actions. Maximilien Robespierre was a prominent figure during the Revolution and a member of the Jacobin Club, but he was not specifically associated with the Paris Commune. The Legislative Assembly was the governing body during the early stages of the Revolution, and the Taille was a form of taxation in pre-revolutionary France.

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  • 5. 

    Representatives who convinced the Convention to condemn Louis XVI to death

    • A.

      Olympe de Gouges

    • B.

      Waterloo

    • C.

      The Mountain

    • D.

      Legislative Assembly

    Correct Answer
    C. The Mountain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Mountain." The Mountain refers to the political group in the French National Convention during the French Revolution. They were known for their radical and extreme views, and they played a significant role in convincing the Convention to condemn Louis XVI to death. The Mountain was composed of Jacobins and other radical revolutionaries who advocated for the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic. They were successful in convincing the Convention to execute Louis XVI, which ultimately led to the end of the French monarchy.

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  • 6. 

    Radical Jacobin

    • A.

      Legislative Assembly

    • B.

      Taille

    • C.

      Napoleonic Code

    • D.

      Maximilien Robespierre

    Correct Answer
    D. Maximilien Robespierre
    Explanation
    Maximilien Robespierre is the correct answer because he was a prominent figure during the French Revolution and a leader of the radical Jacobin faction. He played a significant role in the Legislative Assembly, advocating for policies such as the implementation of the "Taille" (a tax on land) and the establishment of the Napoleonic Code, which was a comprehensive set of laws that aimed to reform the legal system in France. Robespierre's radical views and his role in the Reign of Terror make him a fitting choice as the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    A sudden overthrow of the government

    • A.

      Waterloo

    • B.

      Coup d' e'tat

    • C.

      Elba

    • D.

      Paris Commune

    Correct Answer
    B. Coup d' e'tat
    Explanation
    A coup d'état refers to a sudden overthrow of the government. In this context, Waterloo, Elba, and Paris Commune are all events or locations that are associated with political upheavals or significant historical moments. Therefore, the correct answer, "Coup d'état," aligns with the theme of the question as it represents a sudden overthrow of the government.

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  • 8. 

    Preserved most of the revolutionary principles

    • A.

      Paris Commune

    • B.

      Taille

    • C.

      Napoleonic Code

    • D.

      Legislative Assembly

    Correct Answer
    C. Napoleonic Code
    Explanation
    The Napoleonic Code is the correct answer because it was a set of laws created by Napoleon Bonaparte that preserved many of the revolutionary principles established during the French Revolution. It aimed to provide a uniform legal system for France and its territories, promoting equality before the law, protection of private property, and religious freedom. The Napoleonic Code had a significant impact on legal systems worldwide, as it influenced the development of civil law in many countries.

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  • 9. 

    Island off the coast of Italy, where Nopoleon was first exiled

    • A.

      Elba

    • B.

      Taille

    • C.

      Waterloo

    • D.

      The Mountain

    Correct Answer
    A. Elba
    Explanation
    Elba is the correct answer because it is an island off the coast of Italy where Napoleon was first exiled. After his abdication in 1814, Napoleon was sent to Elba, where he remained until his escape and subsequent return to power in France. Elba played a significant role in Napoleon's life and is historically recognized as the place of his first exile.

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  • 10. 

    Site of Napoleon's final defeat

    • A.

      Paris Commune

    • B.

      Napoleonic Code

    • C.

      Waterloo

    • D.

      The Mountain

    Correct Answer
    C. Waterloo
    Explanation
    Waterloo is the correct answer because it refers to the site of Napoleon's final defeat. The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18, 1815, in present-day Belgium. It was a decisive battle where Napoleon Bonaparte's forces were defeated by the Seventh Coalition, led by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. This defeat marked the end of Napoleon's rule and his final exile to the island of Saint Helena.

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  • 11. 

    The french National Assembly swore the Tennis court Oath, which was

    • A.

      A promise to destroy all of the nation's tennis bracelets.

    • B.

      A vow to continue to meet until they had produced a French constitution.

    • C.

      An oath of loyalty to Jean Valjean, an outspoken lawyer that called for doing with the relic of feudalism.

    • D.

      A promise not to rest until all members of the clergy were tired and executed.

    Correct Answer
    B. A vow to continue to meet until they had produced a French constitution.
    Explanation
    The French National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath, which was a vow to continue to meet until they had produced a French constitution. This means that the members of the National Assembly pledged to keep convening and working together until they had successfully created a constitution for France. This oath demonstrated their commitment to the process of creating a new government and establishing a system of laws for the nation.

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  • 12. 

    Louis XVI was forced to accept the National Assembly's decrees because

    • A.

      The army turned against him and threatened to execute him.

    • B.

      It was the only way he would be allowed to remain mayor of Paris.

    • C.

      Thousands of armed Parisian women desended on the palace and captured him and his family.

    • D.

      His attempt to escape to Poland had failed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Thousands of armed Parisian women desended on the palace and captured him and his family.
  • 13. 

    According to the Civil Constitution of Clergy,

    • A.

      Bishops and priests were to be elected by the people and paid by the state.

    • B.

      The Church was to be separate from the government.

    • C.

      The Methodist Church was to replace Catholicism as the state religion.

    • D.

      The Church was to take over the Ligislative Assembly.

    Correct Answer
    A. Bishops and priests were to be elected by the people and paid by the state.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that according to the Civil Constitution of Clergy, bishops and priests were to be elected by the people and paid by the state. This law, passed during the French Revolution, aimed to bring the Catholic Church under state control and reduce its influence. By electing bishops and priests, the government sought to ensure that they were loyal to the state rather than the Vatican. Additionally, paying them with state funds further solidified the government's control over the Church.

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  • 14. 

    The term sans-culottes, meaning "without breeches," implied that the members of this political group were

    • A.

      Women, because they wore skirts

    • B.

      Very poor and could not afford pants

    • C.

      Pacifists who did not use guns.

    • D.

      Ordinary patriots without fine clothes.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ordinary patriots without fine clothes.
    Explanation
    The term sans-culottes refers to a political group during the French Revolution who were known for their opposition to the aristocracy and their support for radical political and social change. The term "without breeches" suggests that they did not wear the fashionable knee-length pants typically worn by the upper class. Instead, they wore more practical and simple clothing, which symbolized their identification with the common people. Therefore, the correct answer is that the members of this political group were ordinary patriots without fine clothes.

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  • 15. 

    The Committee of Public Safety was given broad powers to

    • A.

      Drain all the canals.

    • B.

      Defend France from threats.

    • C.

      Protect the Paris Commune from thieves.

    • D.

      Restore order to Brussels

    Correct Answer
    B. Defend France from threats.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is defend France from threats. The Committee of Public Safety was established during the French Revolution and was given extensive powers to safeguard the nation from internal and external threats. Its primary objective was to protect France from enemies, both domestic and foreign, and ensure the survival of the revolution. This included suppressing counter-revolutionary activities, maintaining public order, and organizing military defense against foreign invasions. The Committee played a crucial role in consolidating the revolutionary government's power and implementing radical measures to protect the nation's interests.

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  • 16. 

    In an attempt to create a new order that reflected its belief in reason, the National Convention

    • A.

      Declared new national holidays celebrating great French cuisine.

    • B.

      Ordered the building of several new libraries and universities, even though the treasury was empty.

    • C.

      Pursued a policy of de-Christianization, going so far asto adopt a new calendar.

    • D.

      Drapted yet another constitution to reflect the ideas of enlightment

    Correct Answer
    C. Pursued a policy of de-Christianization, going so far asto adopt a new calendar.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pursued a policy of de-Christianization, going so far as to adopt a new calendar." This is because the National Convention, in an attempt to create a new order based on reason, sought to remove Christian influence from society. They implemented policies such as closing churches, removing religious symbols, and adopting a new calendar that did not include traditional Christian holidays. This policy of de-Christianization was a significant aspect of the National Convention's attempt to establish a more secular society.

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  • 17. 

    Naploleon's coup d' e'tat overthrew the ______________ to establish his consulate.

    • A.

      Directory

    • B.

      City mayor

    • C.

      British government

    • D.

      Legislative Assembly

    Correct Answer
    A. Directory
    Explanation
    Napoleon's coup d'état overthrew the Directory to establish his consulate. The Directory was the executive branch of the French government established after the French Revolution. It was characterized by corruption, political instability, and economic crisis. Napoleon's coup marked the end of the Directory and the beginning of his own rule as the First Consul of France.

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  • 18. 

    The three major parts of Naploleon's Grand  Empire were

    • A.

      The First Estateon, the Second Estate, and Third Estate.

    • B.

      France, Morocco, and Algeria.

    • C.

      The French Empire, the dependent states, and the allied states.

    • D.

      Autstria, Purssia, and Serbia.

    Correct Answer
    C. The French Empire, the dependent states, and the allied states.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the French Empire, the dependent states, and the allied states. This is because Napoleon's Grand Empire consisted of not only the French Empire itself but also the territories that were under French control, known as dependent states, and the states that were allied with France. These three major parts formed the core of Napoleon's expansive empire during his reign.

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  • 19. 

    What were the two major reasons that Naploleon's Grand Empire collaped?

    • A.

      Naploleon's greed and laziness within his bureaucracy

    • B.

      The survival of Great Britain and the force of nationism

    • C.

      The resentment of the clergy and the plotting of the accountants

    • D.

      France 's weak econmy and the drain of Naploleon's many wars

    Correct Answer
    B. The survival of Great Britain and the force of nationism
    Explanation
    Napoleon's Grand Empire collapsed due to the survival of Great Britain and the force of nationalism. Great Britain's resistance and naval power posed a significant challenge to Napoleon's expansionist ambitions. The British were able to disrupt Napoleon's trade and isolate his empire, weakening its economy. Additionally, the rise of nationalism in conquered territories fueled resistance and uprisings against French rule. The combination of these factors ultimately led to the collapse of Napoleon's empire.

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  • 20. 

    In his final battle, Naploleon was defeated by

    • A.

      The bitter Russians winter.

    • B.

      A combined French and Swiss army.

    • C.

      The Duke of Wellington.

    • D.

      The superior British navy.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Duke of Wellington.
    Explanation
    Napoleon was defeated by the Duke of Wellington in his final battle. The Duke of Wellington, a British military leader, played a crucial role in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This battle marked the end of Napoleon's reign and his final defeat. The Duke of Wellington's strategic skills and the coordination of the British and allied forces led to Napoleon's downfall in this decisive battle.

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  • 21. 

    What percentage of the land was owned by the clergy?

    • A.

      15 percent

    • B.

      65 percent

    • C.

      25 percent

    • D.

      10 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. 25 percent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25 percent. This means that a quarter of the land was owned by the clergy. This suggests that the clergy had significant wealth and power during the time period in question.

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  • 22. 

    Which French government lasted thlongest during the period from  1789 to 1815?

    • A.

      Consulate

    • B.

      Empire

    • C.

      Directory

    • D.

      National Convention

    Correct Answer
    B. Empire
    Explanation
    During the period from 1789 to 1815, the French government that lasted the longest was the Empire. This government was established by Napoleon Bonaparte after he overthrew the Directory. The Empire lasted from 1804 until 1814, with a brief return in 1815 known as the Hundred Days. Napoleon's rule during this time was characterized by significant military conquests and the implementation of various reforms in France. However, his reign eventually came to an end with his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

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