Ultimate French Revolution Quiz! Trivia Questions

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Ultimate French Revolution Quiz! Trivia Questions

The French Revolution was a time in history in which the French overthrew the monarchy and claimed their government. The French Revolution completely changed the political and social climate of France. You will answer questions like how many prisoners during the Storming of the Bastille were held and when the Reign of Terror occurred. If you need to learn more about the French Revolution, give this quiz a try.


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

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