The French Revolution MCQ Test! Trivia Quiz

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The French Revolution MCQ Test! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of government did France have prior to the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Republic

    • B. 

      Absolute Monarch

    • C. 

      Democracy

  • 2. 
    In what year did the Revolution begin?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1789

  • 3. 
    Who was the ruler of France at the beginning of the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Louis XVI

    • B. 

      Louis XIV

    • C. 

      Louis X

  • 4. 
    What philosopher's ideas influenced the French people to revolt?
    • A. 

      Locke

    • B. 

      Hobbes

    • C. 

      Montesquieu

  • 5. 
    What revolution encouraged those in France to revolt?
    • A. 

      Russian Revolution

    • B. 

      Chinese Revolution

    • C. 

      American Revolution

  • 6. 
    What were the two main factors that led to the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Divisions in society and money problems

    • B. 

      Nobles wanted more power

    • C. 

      King wanted all power

  • 7. 
    How many divisions was French society divided into?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

  • 8. 
    What group made up the First Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 9. 
    What group made up the Second Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 10. 
    What group made up the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 11. 
    Which group paid taxes?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 12. 
    In which group did over 90% of the people fall into?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 13. 
    What percentage of the people in the Third Estate were peasants?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      60

  • 14. 
    In which group did the French Middle Class fall into?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 15. 
    Do you think the peasants could afford to pay taxes?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 16. 
    What people were considered the master minds behind the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Skilled Workers

    • B. 

      Peasants

    • C. 

      Middle Class

  • 17. 
    Did the royals spend a lot on luxury items/food?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Don't Know

  • 18. 
    What caused a food shortage in France?
    • A. 

      Droughts

    • B. 

      Excessive consumption by the Royals

    • C. 

      Lazy people

  • 19. 
    What were the French women demanding the royals to give them?
    • A. 

      Cake

    • B. 

      Meat

    • C. 

      Bread

  • 20. 
    What event sparked the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Nobles Attacking the King

    • B. 

      Calvins and Catholic fighting

    • C. 

      Storming of Bastille by the Third Estate