French Revolution For 8th Grade Student

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Grade 8 French Revolution Unit


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain two reasons why the people of Paris stormed the Bastille.
  • 2. 
    Which of the three estates makes up O.5% of the poplutaltion of France?
    • A. 

      First Estate (Clergy)

    • B. 

      Second Estate (Nobility)

    • C. 

      Third Estate

    • D. 

      Peasants

  • 3. 
    ____________________ wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
  • 4. 
    What was the beginning of the Revolution?
    • A. 

      The Guillotine

    • B. 

      Versaille

    • C. 

      Rise in Bread Prices

    • D. 

      Marat

  • 5. 
    Robespierre was the editor of L'ami de peuple.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What type of government did France have prior to the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Republic

    • B. 

      Absolute Monarch

    • C. 

      Democracy

  • 7. 
    In what year did the Revolution begin?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1789

  • 8. 
    Who was the ruler of France at the beginning of the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Louis XVI

    • B. 

      Louis XIV

    • C. 

      Louis X

  • 9. 
    What philosophers ideas influenced the French people to revolt?
    • A. 

      Locke

    • B. 

      Hobbes

    • C. 

      Montesquieu

  • 10. 
    How many divisions was French society divided into?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

  • 11. 
    What group made up the First Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 12. 
    What group made up the Second Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 13. 
    What group made up the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 14. 
    Which group paid taxes?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 15. 
    In which group did over 90% of the people fall into?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 16. 
    In which group did the French Middle Class fall into?
    • A. 

      Clergy

    • B. 

      Nobles

    • C. 

      Commoners

  • 17. 
    Do you think the peasants could afford to pay taxes?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 18. 
    What people were considered the master minds behind the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Skilled Workers

    • B. 

      Peasants

    • C. 

      Middle Class

  • 19. 
    Did the royals spend a lot on luxury items/food?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 20. 
    What were the French women demanding the royals to give them?
    • A. 

      Cake

    • B. 

      Meat

    • C. 

      Bread

  • 21. 
    What event sparked the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Nobles Attacking the King

    • B. 

      Calvins and Catholic fighting

    • C. 

      Storming of Bastille by the Third Estate

  • 22. 
    The need for gunpowder and weapons led to
    • A. 

      The Storming of the Bastille

    • B. 

      The Declaration of the Rights of Man

    • C. 

      The riots of 1791

    • D. 

      War with Austria/Prussia

  • 23. 
    The Tennis Court Oath pledged
    • A. 

      That the Third Estate would never belong to a Tennis club

    • B. 

      That all tennis bracelets in France should be destroyed

    • C. 

      That the Third Estate/National Assembly would remain together until a Constitution was written

    • D. 

      That King Louis XVI should die

  • 24. 
    Which of the following were treasonous acts committed by Louis?
    • A. 

      Supporting the Revolution

    • B. 

      Declaring the National Assembly unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Declaring war on Austria

    • D. 

      Trying to escape France

  • 25. 
    Which of the following contributed to the French Revolution
    • A. 

      The theory of divine right of kings

    • B. 

      The theory of the Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      The ideas of the Enlightenment

    • D. 

      None of the above