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French Revolution Quiz

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French Revolution Quiz

This quiz will review your history part on French revolution. Find out how much you know about the French revolution and how it helps you too.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Storming of the Bastille

    • B. 

      The Declaration of the Rights of Man

    • C. 

      The riots of 1791

    • D. 

      War with Austria/Prussia

  • 2. 
    In 1789, King Louis XVI summoned the Estates-General primarily to
    • A. 

      Eliminate feudal dues.

    • B. 

      Increase the influence of the peasants.

    • C. 

      Raise taxes to pay off growing debt.

    • D. 

      Protect the privileges of the First and Second Estates

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A group of moderates known as Girondists.

    • B. 

      King Louis XVI.

    • C. 

      Napoleon.

    • D. 

      Representatives of the Third Estate.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      That the Third Estate would never belong to a Tennis club

    • B. 

      That all tennis bracelets in France should be destroyed

    • C. 

      That the Third Estate/National Assembly would remain together until a Constitution was written

    • D. 

      That King Louis XVI should die

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Supporting the Revolution

    • B. 

      Declaring the National Assembly unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Declaring war on Austria

    • D. 

      Trying to escape France

  • 6. 
    Members of the political faction favoring extreme change were called
    • A. 

      Girondists.

    • B. 

      Royalists.

    • C. 

      Jacobins.

    • D. 

      "The Marseillaise."

  • 7. 
    King Louis XVI left Versailles for Paris when his palace was surrounded by
    • A. 

      Nobles demanding greater privileges.

    • B. 

      Peasants demanding voting rights.

    • C. 

      Soldiers demanding higher wages.

    • D. 

      Women demanding bread.

  • 8. 
    All of the following French leaders died by the guillotine EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Robespierre.

    • B. 

      Marat.

    • C. 

      Danton.

    • D. 

      Louis XVI.

  • 9. 
    • 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.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following groups was NOT exempt from the French taille (primary tax)?
    • A. 

      Louis XVI

    • B. 

      The Third Estate

    • C. 

      The First Estate

    • D. 

      The Second Estate

  • 11. 
    The attack on a Paris prison by enraged citizens was called
    • A. 

      The storming of the Bastille.

    • B. 

      The Great Fear.

    • C. 

      The Reign of Terror.

    • D. 

      The Long March.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following led to the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Financial crisis in France

    • B. 

      The lavish spending of Louis XVI and Marie Antionette

    • C. 

      The inequality of the Estate system

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The radical Journalist who was the editor of "The Friend of the People" was ___________.  He was assassinated by Charlotte Corday.
  • 14. 
    Name one of the two countries who were willing to go to war with France to help Louis regan his power?
  • 15. 
    The radical Jacobin who presided over the Reign of Terror was
  • 16. 
    The group that was given extraordinary powers to protect France from outside invasion was known as
    • A. 

      The Gang of Twelve

    • B. 

      The Committee of Public Safety

    • C. 

      The Directory

    • D. 

      The Jacobins

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      He was executed following a failed suicide attempt

    • B. 

      He escaped to Austria where he lived in exhile

    • C. 

      He died of a heart attack on the floor of the National Assembly

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following contributed to the French Revolution
    • A. 

      The theory of divine right of kings

    • B. 

      The theory of the Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      The ideas of the Enlightenment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The Third Estate rebelled and declared themselves the
    • A. 

      French Parliament

    • B. 

      The Congress of France

    • C. 

      The National Assembly

    • D. 

      The Directory

  • 20. 
    Which of the following correctly lists the French governments in order from before the Revolution through the end of the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Directory-Constitutional Monarchy-Empire

    • B. 

      Absolute Monarchy-Constitutional Monarchy-Republic

    • C. 

      Constitutional Monarchy-Republic-Absolute Monarchy

    • D. 

      Absolute Monarchy-Directorate-Constitutional Monarchy