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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Lawmaking body established by the Constitution of 1791
    • A. 

      Napoleonic Code

    • B. 

      The Mountain

    • C. 

      Coup d' e'tat

    • D. 

      Legislative Assembly

  • 4. 
    Radical political group made up of the san-culottes
    • A. 

      Maximilien Robespierre

    • B. 

      Paris Commune

    • C. 

      Legislative Assembly

    • D. 

      Taille

  • 5. 
    Representatives who convinced the Convention to condemn Louis XVI to death
    • A. 

      Olympe de Gouges

    • B. 

      Waterloo

    • C. 

      The Mountain

    • D. 

      Legislative Assembly

  • 6. 
    Radical Jacobin
    • A. 

      Legislative Assembly

    • B. 

      Taille

    • C. 

      Napoleonic Code

    • D. 

      Maximilien Robespierre

  • 7. 
    A sudden overthrow of the government
    • A. 

      Waterloo

    • B. 

      Coup d' e'tat

    • C. 

      Elba

    • D. 

      Paris Commune

  • 8. 
    Preserved most of the revolutionary principles
    • A. 

      Paris Commune

    • B. 

      Taille

    • C. 

      Napoleonic Code

    • D. 

      Legislative Assembly

  • 9. 
    Island off the coast of Italy, where Nopoleon was first exiled
    • A. 

      Elba

    • B. 

      Taille

    • C. 

      Waterloo

    • D. 

      The Mountain

  • 10. 
    Site of Napoleon's final defeat
    • A. 

      Paris Commune

    • B. 

      Napoleonic Code

    • C. 

      Waterloo

    • D. 

      The Mountain

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 17. 
    Naploleon's coup d' e'tat overthrew the ______________ to establish his consulate.
    • A. 

      Directory

    • B. 

      City mayor

    • C. 

      British government

    • D. 

      Legislative Assembly

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 21. 
    What percentage of the land was owned by the clergy?
    • A. 

      15 percent

    • B. 

      65 percent

    • C. 

      25 percent

    • D. 

      10 percent

  • 22. 
    Which French government lasted thlongest during the period from  1789 to 1815?
    • A. 

      Consulate

    • B. 

      Empire

    • C. 

      Directory

    • D. 

      National Convention