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Directions: Choose one answer for each question. Use your book pages 193-203 to assist you with your answers.


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  • 1. 

    Estate

    • A.

      Large palace and its land

    • B.

      Large social classes

    • C.

      Large blocks of houses

    Correct Answer
    B. Large social classes
    Explanation
    The term "estate" can refer to large social classes. In this context, it means a group of people who share similar social status, wealth, and privileges. This definition aligns with the other options provided, as a large palace and its land and large blocks of houses are not necessarily indicative of social classes. Therefore, the correct answer is large social classes.

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  • 2. 

    Marie Antoinette

    • A.

      Married King Louis XVI

    • B.

      Married King William

    • C.

      Married King Charles XII

    Correct Answer
    A. Married King Louis XVI
    Explanation
    Louis XVI, the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and Maria Josepha of Saxony, ascended to the position of Dauphin following his father's death in 1765. He later became the final king of France before the monarchy was overthrown during the French Revolution.

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  • 3. 

    Estates General

    • A.

      Assembly of the Nobles

    • B.

      Assembly of representative from all estates

    • C.

      A person of high rank that is in charge of the Estates

    Correct Answer
    B. Assembly of representative from all estates
    Explanation
    The Estates General refers to an assembly of representatives from all estates. This means that individuals from different social classes or groups, such as the clergy, nobles, and commoners, come together to discuss and make decisions on important matters. The assembly represents a diverse range of interests and perspectives, allowing for a more inclusive and comprehensive decision-making process.

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  • 4. 

    National Assembly

    • A.

      A national gathering of people

    • B.

      Name for French delegates

    • C.

      The name that the third estate called themselves

    Correct Answer
    C. The name that the third estate called themselves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The name that the third estate called themselves." The National Assembly refers to the self-proclaimed legislative body formed by the representatives of the Third Estate (commoners) during the French Revolution. The Third Estate, feeling marginalized and oppressed, declared themselves as the National Assembly in order to have a voice and represent the interests of the common people. This move was significant as it marked a turning point in the French Revolution and the shift of power away from the monarchy.

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  • 5. 

    Tennis Court Oath

    • A.

      Third Estate delegates plede to stay until a new constitution was drawn up.

    • B.

      Pledge by King Louis XVI to have all the revolutionaries shot on the tennis court.

    • C.

      Pledge made on the tennis court to support the King.

    Correct Answer
    A. Third Estate delegates plede to stay until a new constitution was drawn up.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Third Estate delegates pledged to stay until a new constitution was drawn up. This refers to the Tennis Court Oath, which took place during the French Revolution. The Third Estate, representing the common people, felt marginalized and excluded from decision-making. In response, they declared themselves the National Assembly and vowed not to disband until France had a new constitution that would grant them more rights and representation. This act demonstrated their determination to bring about political change and marked a significant moment in the Revolution.

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  • 6. 

    The three estates were the nobility, the clergy, and the common people know as the _____________.

    Correct Answer
    third estate
    Explanation
    The three estates referred to the social classes in pre-revolutionary France. The first estate was the nobility, the second estate was the clergy, and the third estate was the common people. This division was based on the hierarchical structure of society, with the third estate comprising the majority of the population who were not part of the privileged classes. The third estate played a significant role in the French Revolution, as they sought to challenge the power and privileges of the first two estates.

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  • 7. 

    The brillian orator who later became a leader of the French Revolution was named ___________

    Correct Answer
    Robespierre
    Explanation
    Robespierre was a brilliant orator who later became a leader of the French Revolution. He was known for his powerful speeches and his role in the Committee of Public Safety, where he played a significant role in the Reign of Terror. Robespierre's leadership during this time was marked by his pursuit of revolutionary ideals and his efforts to suppress counter-revolutionary activities. His influence and oratory skills made him a prominent figure in the French Revolution.

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  • 8. 

    The marriage between King Louis and Marie Antoinette formed an alliance between ______________ and __________.

    Correct Answer
    Austria
    France
    Explanation
    The marriage between King Louis and Marie Antoinette formed an alliance between Austria and France. This alliance was significant as it strengthened the political and diplomatic ties between the two countries. Marie Antoinette, being an Austrian princess, brought with her a connection to the Austrian monarchy, which helped foster a closer relationship between Austria and France. This alliance had implications for both countries, as it allowed for cooperation in various areas such as trade, military support, and political alliances.

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  • 9. 

    Hundres of protesters stormed the _______________ in order to obtain gun powder and eventually tore it down brick by brick.

    Correct Answer
    Bastille
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bastille. The Bastille was a fortress in Paris that symbolized royal authority and tyranny. During the French Revolution, protesters stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789, to obtain gunpowder and weapons. This event marked a turning point in the revolution and is celebrated as Bastille Day in France. The protesters eventually tore down the Bastille brick by brick, representing the overthrow of the monarchy and the beginning of a new era of freedom and democracy.

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  • 10. 

    Marie Antoinette's nickname was ________________, indicating her uncontrolled spending habits.

    Correct Answer
    Madam Deficit
    Explanation
    Marie Antoinette's nickname, Madam Deficit, suggests that she had a reputation for excessive spending and financial irresponsibility. This nickname highlights her lavish lifestyle and the fact that she frequently exceeded her budget, contributing to the financial difficulties faced by the French monarchy during her reign. The term "deficit" implies a deficit in finances or an inability to manage money effectively, further emphasizing her reputation for uncontrolled spending habits.

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