History Quiz: The French Revolution

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  • 1. 
    Who said: The task of representing the people has been given to the rich?
    • A. 

      Mirabeau

    • B. 

      Jean-Paul Marat

    • C. 

      Rousseau

    • D. 

      Georges Denton

  • 2. 
    The National Assembly framed a Constitution in 1791 to limit the powers of the.
    • A. 

      Monarch

    • B. 

      Wealthy man

    • C. 

      Businessmen

    • D. 

      Press

  • 3. 
    Who wrote an influential pamphlet What is the third Estate’?
    • A. 

      Mirabeau

    • B. 

      Abbe Sieyes

    • C. 

      Jean-Paul Marat

    • D. 

      Olympe de Gouges

  • 4. 
    Which group of people did not join the Jacobin club?
    • A. 

      Artisans

    • B. 

      Shopkeepers

    • C. 

      Daily-wage workers

    • D. 

      Men with property

  • 5. 
    French women demanded the right:
    • A. 

      To vote

    • B. 

      To be elected to the assembly

    • C. 

      To hold political office

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    A triangular slave trade took place between Europe, the Americas and:
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Upon becoming free, the slave wore:
    • A. 

      Blue cap

    • B. 

      White cap

    • C. 

      Red cap

    • D. 

      Green cap

  • 8. 
    Who were not considered ‘passive citizens’?
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Non-propertied men

    • D. 

      Wealthy people

  • 9. 
    The Third Estate comprised
    • A. 

      Poor servants and small peasants, landless laborers

    • B. 

      Peasants and artisan

    • C. 

      Big businessmen, merchants, lawyers etc.

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following decisions was taken by the convention?
    • A. 

      Declared France a constitutional monarchy

    • B. 

      Abolished the monarchy

    • C. 

      All men and women above 21 years got the right to vote

    • D. 

      Declared France a Republic

  • 11. 
    How does a ‘Subsistence Crisis’ happen?
    • A. 

      Bad harvest leads to scarcity of grains

    • B. 

      Food prices rise and the poorest cannot buy bread

    • C. 

      Leads to weaker bodies, diseases, deaths and even food riots

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is untrue about the Third Estate?
    • A. 

      The Third Estate was made of the poor only

    • B. 

      Within the Third Estate some were rich and some were poor

    • C. 

      Richer members of the Third Estate owned lands

    • D. 

      Peasants were obliged to serve in the army, or build roads

  • 13. 
    A guillotine was ____________________
    • A. 

      A device consisting of two poles and a blade with which a person was beheaded

    • B. 

      A fine sword with which heads were cut off

    • C. 

      A special noose to hang people

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The word livres stands for:
    • A. 

      Unit of currency in France

    • B. 

      Tax levied by the Church

    • C. 

      Tax to be paid directly to the state

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 15. 
    What was the ‘Subsistence Crisis’ which occurred frequently in France?
    • A. 

      An extreme situation endangering the basic means of livelihood

    • B. 

      Subsidy in food grains

    • C. 

      Large-scale production of food grains

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What was ‘Estates General’?
    • A. 

      Post of Army General

    • B. 

      A political body

    • C. 

      Head of all landed property

    • D. 

      Advisor of the king

  • 17. 
    The term ‘Old Regime’ is usually used to describe
    • A. 

      France before 1000 B.C.

    • B. 

      Society of France after 1789 A.D.

    • C. 

      Society and institutions of France before 1789 A.D.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of these books was written by John Locke?
    • A. 

      The Spirit of the Laws

    • B. 

      Two Treatises on Government

    • C. 

      The Social Contract

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 19. 
    In the meeting of the Estates General, the members of the Third Estate demanded that:
    • A. 

      All the three Estates should have one vote altogether

    • B. 

      Each member of the three Estates should have one vote

    • C. 

      (c) Each Estate should have one vote

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Who led the representatives of the Third Estate in Versailles on 20th June?
    • A. 

      Mirabeau

    • B. 

      Abbe Sieyes

    • C. 

      Louis XVI

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 21. 
    Which of these provisions were passed by the Assembly on the night of 4 August, 1789?
    • A. 

      Abolition of feudal system of obligations

    • B. 

      Clergy had to give up its privileges

    • C. 

      Tithes were abolished

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 22. 
    According to the new constitution of 1791, the National Assembly was to be:
    • A. 

      Elected directly

    • B. 

      Appointed by the king

    • C. 

      Elected indirectly

    • D. 

      A hereditary body

  • 23. 
    Which of these rights were not established as ‘natural and inalienable’ rights by the constitution of 1791?
    • A. 

      Right to life

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech and opinion

    • C. 

      Equality before the law

    • D. 

      All the above

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