Western Civ Test 1: Age Of Absolutism In France

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  • 1. 
    Who was the monarch at the beginning of the Age of Absolutism in France?
  • 2. 
    Louis XIV's courtiers called him...
  • 3. 
    He bragged to his courtiers, "I am the state"
  • 4. 
    Built this prison for nobles, because they represented a threat to the crown. 10,000 bedrooms, built as a symbol of Louis XIV's greatness.
  • 5. 
    Louis XIV's finance minister
  • 6. 
    His work led to a surplus in the royal ministry.
  • 7. 
    Invented mercantilism: seeking to secure supremacy by the accumulation of precious metals and by exporting a lot and importing little
  • 8. 
    Louis XIV's 1st policy to keep his supremacy
  • 9. 
    Louis XIV's 2nd policy to keep his supremacy
  • 10. 
    Louis XIV's 3rd policy to keep his supremacy
  • 11. 
    A person in attendance at royal court
  • 12. 
    Louis XIV religious policy
  • 13. 
    Louis XIV persecuted this religious group
  • 14. 
    Louis revokes this document, which was issued by his grandfather Henry of Navarre
  • 15. 
    Reason 1 Louis XIV was tempted to war
  • 16. 
    Reason 2 Louis XIV was tempted to war
  • 17. 
    Reason 3 Louis XIV was tempted to war
  • 18. 
    Reason 4 Louis XIV was tempted to war
  • 19. 
    Who justified war by saying he was "Obtaining France's natural boundaries"
  • 20. 
    Louis XIV wanted to extend France to this river, taking land from the Holy Roman Empire and Spain
  • 21. 
    Louis XIV's 1st war, where he marched into the Spanish Netherlands causing an alliance between England, Sweden, Holland, and Denmark, Louis is forced to draw out of Spanish Netherlands
  • 22. 
    Louis XIV's 2nd war, caused by Louis's grudge against Dutch (Protestants)...Dutch resist fiercely until other European countries come and force Louis out
  • 23. 
    Louis XIV's 3rd war, caused by Louis's claims to land in the Rhineland, including Alsace and Lorraine...led by England, most of the European countries join the defensive league to fight France
  • 24. 
    Louis XIV's 4th war, caused by the will of the dead King of Spain (giving Spanish throne to grandson of Louis XIV)...Grand Alliance was created to fight France and its probable increasing power due to new head of Spain
  • 25. 
    Both groups laid claims to the Spanish throne after the King of Spain died without an heir...he gave the throne to grandson of Louis XIV in his will ultimately
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