French Revolution And Napoleon

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French Revolution And Napoleon

A quiz to help with your French Revolution/Napoleon Test.


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  • 1. 
    • 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. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    In its attempts to create a new order that reflected its belief in reason, the National Convention
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Pursued a policy of dechristianization, going so far as to adopt a new calendar.

    • C. 

      Declared new national holidays celebrating great French cuisine.

    • D. 

      Drafted yet another Constitution to reflect the ideas of the Enlightenment

  • 3. 
    In his final battle, Napoleon was defeated by
    • A. 

      The superior British navy

    • B. 

      A combined French and Swiss army

    • C. 

      The bitter Russian winter.

    • D. 

      The Duke of Wellington.

  • 4. 
    Promotion within Napoleon’s new bureaucracy was
    • A. 

      Based on height.

    • B. 

      Given to those Napoleon favored, but taken away as soon as they fell out of favor

    • C. 

      Based on ability only, not rank or birth.

    • D. 

      Designed to benefit the nobility and keep the middle class from obtaining high-ranking positions.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Retreating hundreds of miles and burning their own villages and countryside

    • B. 

      Waiting to attack during the brutal Russian winter

    • C. 

      Splitting their meager forces in half and attacking from two sides

    • D. 

      Making an alliance with Egypt, which launched an attack on Turkey to draw Napoleon out of Russia

  • 6. 
    Which European county was Napoleon unable to conquer?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Britain

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The Roman Catholic Church increased its power and wealth

    • B. 

      The revolution had little impact outside France

    • C. 

      The French middle class gained more power

    • D. 

      the revolution achieved its goal of establishing peace, democracy, and justice for all

  • 8. 
    The French people supported Napoleon Bonaparte because they hoped he would
    • A. 

      Provide stability for the nation

    • B. 

      Adopt the ideas of the Protestant Reformation

    • C. 

      Restore Louis XVI to power

    • D. 

      End British control of France

  • 9. 
    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.

  • 10. 
    Napoleon’s coup d’état overthrew the ____ to establish his consulate
    • A. 

      Directory

    • B. 

      British government

    • C. 

      City mayor

    • D. 

      Legislative Assembly

  • 11. 
    The resentment of foreign rule and the desire to restore local customs are characteristics of
    • A. 

      Dictatorship.

    • B. 

      Liberalism.

    • C. 

      Imperialism.

    • D. 

      Nationalism.

  • 12. 
    All of the following contributed to the French financial crisis EXCEPT
    • A. 

      French support for the American Revolution.

    • B. 

      Lavish spending by Louis XV.

    • C. 

      Unwillingness of the nobility and clergy to pay taxes.

    • D. 

      Cost-cutting measures of Louis XVI.

  • 13. 
    Pre-Revolutionary French society was marked by great social
    • A. 

      Mobility.

    • B. 

      Harmony.

    • C. 

      Apathy.

    • D. 

      inequality.

  • 14. 
    Before the revolution, members of the Third Estate had
    • A. 

      A smaller tax burden than the other estates.

    • B. 

      A voice in government equal to that of the First and Second Estates.

    • C. 

      Greater political influence than the clergy.

    • D. 

      A high tax burden and little political power.

  • 15. 
    Napoleon's invasion of Russia was motivated by
    • A. 

      The creation of a French-British alliance.

    • B. 

      Czar Alexander's decision to resume trade with England.

    • C. 

      The Russian scorched-earth policy.

    • D. 

      The defeat of the French fleet at Trafalgar.

  • 16. 
  • 17. 
    The need for gunpowder led the people to storm the ___________.
  • 18. 
    ____________ was the site of Napoleon’s final defeat.
  • 19. 
  • 20. 
    The ______________ was Napoleon’s plan that forbade trade with Britain.