Ultimate French Revolution Quiz! Trivia Questions

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Ultimate French Revolution Quiz! Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    What was the main cause of France's financial distress at this time?
    • A. 

      Marie-Antoinette's exotic expenses.

    • B. 

      Funding the American Revolution.

    • C. 

      Upgrading the Versailles.

  • 2. 
    How many prisoners at the time of the Storming of the Bastille were being held there?
    • A. 

      500 prisoners.

    • B. 

      94 prisoners.

    • C. 

      7 prisoners.

  • 3. 
    What night did Louis XVI try to escape?
    • A. 

      May 6, 1790.

    • B. 

      June 21, 1791.

    • C. 

      October 19, 1792.

  • 4. 
    The Reign of Terror took place between 1793 and 1794.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What did Louis XVI mostly care about in his life?
    • A. 

      His hunting.

    • B. 

      Supplying his wife with money.

    • C. 

      Eating lots of food.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a famous quote by Maximilien Robespierre?
    • A. 

      Let them eat cake!

    • B. 

      Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all.

    • C. 

      My lifes work was only for the good of man, I hope with my death only good will come.

  • 7. 
    What was the Declaration of Pillnitz?
    • A. 

      An idea of letting Louis XVI return to the throne.

    • B. 

      A constitution between Spain and Switzerland stating the revolution will not spread outside France's borders.

    • C. 

      An agreement that no more than 500 people on one day, would be executed.

  • 8. 
    Why did the reign of terror begin?
    • A. 

      Robespierre was going insane and was paranoid about other people trying to stop the revolution.

    • B. 

      To many French people had joined in counter-revolution and Robespierre needed to keep his rule going over the revolution.

    • C. 

      Robespierre believed he was god and took this opportunity when the revolution was at its peak to kill as many people as possible.

  • 9. 
    As soon as the French Army killed off all the invaders, France regained a steady financial system and this is why Robespierre was arrested and executed?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How many days were in a week in the new calendar brought forth by the revolutionists?
    • A. 

      Eight.

    • B. 

      Ten.

    • C. 

      Three.

  • 11. 
    How many hours in one day were there in the calendar brought forth by the revolutionists?
    • A. 

      10 hours.

    • B. 

      18 hours.

    • C. 

      40 hours

  • 12. 
    How many minutes were there in one hour in the new calendar brought forth by the revolutionists?
    • A. 

      79 minutes.

    • B. 

      219 minutes.

    • C. 

      100 minutes.

  • 13. 
    Only a maximum of about 50 people could be held at the Bastille at one time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    How many seconds were there in one minute in the new calendar brought forth by the revolutionists?
    • A. 

      540 seconds.

    • B. 

      80 seconds.

    • C. 

      100 seconds.

  • 15. 
    King Louis XVI breakfast meal consisted of
    • A. 

      Four chops, six eggs and one and a half a bottle of champagne.

    • B. 

      A chicken, a slice of ham and a whole bottle of champagne.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    How many people did Marie Antoinette get dressed and bathed in front of?
    • A. 

      10 people.

    • B. 

      40 people.

    • C. 

      2 people.

  • 17. 
    The very first manned hot air balloon ride was given from Paris in 1783.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    There were only two types of documents that were allowed to be sent without being seen by the police.  These two documents were...
    • A. 

      Wedding Invitations and Funeral Cards.

    • B. 

      Letters and Items.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    How many times did the Parisians change their clothes?
    • A. 

      Once a day.

    • B. 

      Once a week.

    • C. 

      Once a month.

  • 20. 
    The Guillotine was also called
    • A. 

      The French Death.

    • B. 

      The National Razor.

    • C. 

      The Likinjine.

  • 21. 
    The third estate was forced to do military service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The peasants had to pay taxes to...
    • A. 

      The King.

    • B. 

      Their Lord.

    • C. 

      The Church

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 23. 
    Marie Antoinette was not killed by execution, she was artesian with wax and was able to make a wax figure of her head so she was not executed, she later died of smallpox.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In one year of using the guillotine had killed how many people in Paris?
    • A. 

      480 people.

    • B. 

      200 people.

    • C. 

      1000 people.

  • 25. 
    The direct cause of the French Revolution was
    • A. 

      Hate for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

    • B. 

      Chaotic state of finace for the government.

    • C. 

      Fear of attack from Austria and Prussia.