The French Revolution MCQ Test! Trivia Quiz

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The French Revolution MCQ Test! Trivia Quiz

Did you know that the French revolution took place from 1789 to 1802. It altered the government, administration, military, and culture of the nation. There were also a series of wars that were fought at this time. For this quiz, you will need to know what type of government France had before the revolution and who was the ruler of France at the beginning of the revolution. This quiz will benefit you and give you insight into the French Revolution.


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

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