History Of France Quiz: Napoleon Bonaparte

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  • 1. 
    Where was Napoleon born?
    • A. 

      Austria

    • B. 

      Corsica

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Elba

  • 2. 
    What was the action that made Napoleon a hero among the French people?
    • A. 

      He had a sucessful coup de tat and dissolved the government the French hated so much

    • B. 

      He defended the Revolutionaries when they were attacked by a Royalist mob

    • C. 

      He defeated the British

    • D. 

      He stabilized France's economy

  • 3. 
    After his success in Austria, Napoleon is sent to Egypt, where he is defeated by his archrival named __________. However, this loss is kept a secret from France.
  • 4. 
    Right after Napoleon's coup de tat, who will now rule France?
    • A. 

      A Dictator

    • B. 

      A New Assembly

    • C. 

      A Group of Consuls

    • D. 

      A King

  • 5. 
    When Napoleon finally gets the power he wanted, he travels to several different countries to create alliances. Some of these countries are: (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Prussia

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Russia

    • F. 

      Sweden

  • 6. 
    Napoleon's popularity soars. When people learn that he seized power unlegally, they decide to make it official by electing him as their leader. He appears to be the leader of a free Republic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What are some of the changes Napoleon made to France?
    • A. 

      He improved the tax collecting method

    • B. 

      He restored the Old Regime

    • C. 

      He established a democracy

    • D. 

      He created a National Banking System

    • E. 

      He created public school systems

    • F. 

      He allowed the Pope to have influence in France once again

    • G. 

      He destroyed the guillotine

  • 8. 
    Napoleon also created a uniform set of laws called the ________ ______. It eliminated many injustices, but also limited the peoples' rights.
  • 9. 
    In 1804, the Pope crowns Napoleon King of France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the South American island that the French controlled?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Taiga

    • C. 

      Elba

    • D. 

      Saint Domingue

  • 11. 
    When the inhabitants of the South American island fought valiantly for their freedom, Napoleon eventually had to give up on America. So, in order to gain some quick cash for paying off the debt, he sells a huge plot of land to the United States called the __________ __________.
  • 12. 
    When Napoleon became "power-thirsty" and eager to fight, he began to annex parts of Austria and Italy. No one else was happy about that, so they decided to gang up against France. However, Napoleon crushes them in which battle?
    • A. 

      Waterloo

    • B. 

      Boradino

    • C. 

      Trafalgar

    • D. 

      Austerlitz

  • 13. 
    In the incredible naval battle between Britain and France, called The Battle of ______, Napoleon once again loses to his nemesis and almost his entire fleet is captured. This forces them to back off from Britain.
  • 14. 
    The _________ ________ was Napoleon's plan to start a blockade against the British. In return, Britain started a blockade, which made the United States angry, and they declared war on Britain.
  • 15. 
    Napoleon soon tried to invade Portugal. However, first he had to go through Spain, and they did not like his arrival. To make matters worse, he replaces their current king with his brother, named _____?
    • A. 

      Frederick

    • B. 

      Napoleon II

    • C. 

      Henry

    • D. 

      Joseph

  • 16. 
    Soon after he entered Spain, the ____________ _____ soon started between Spainards and the French.
  • 17. 
    The French won by using guerilla warfare tactics against the Spanish peasants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In June of 1812, Napoleon leads his colossal army into Russia. This is a costly mistake made by him because:
    • A. 

      Russia is a huge country. There is no way France will be able to take it over.

    • B. 

      They are far away from home, and many soldiers get homesick.

    • C. 

      It is almost wintertime.

    • D. 

      Alexander is waiting to ambush him at the edge of Poland

  • 19. 
    Alexander further weakens Napoleon's army by invoking the _____-____ _____, which basically meant that all Russians had to burn all of their possesions that the French army could use and then retreat. Even Moscow was destroyed because of this policy.
    • A. 

      Hundred-Day Plan

    • B. 

      Continental Plan

    • C. 

      Emergency-Evacuate Policy

    • D. 

      Scorched-Earth Policy

  • 20. 
    On September 7, 1812, Napoleon lost the Battle of _______ against the Russians. When he finally struggles out of Russia, 10,000 of the former 420,000 is left in the army.
  • 21. 
    Finally, most of the other countries band together against France in the Battle of _______. Napoleon lost, and he is captured. Soon after, he is exiled to Elba off the coast of Italy.
  • 22. 
    Only a few months after his stay in Elba, Napoleon escapes and seizes power once again. His enemies quickly form an attack against him, led by the Duke of Wellington. This period of time where Napoleon once again ruled lasted for _______.
    • A. 

      10 days

    • B. 

      50 days

    • C. 

      100 days

    • D. 

      200 days

  • 23. 
    In Napoleon's final battle, the Battle of ________, he is utterly defeated and permanently exiled to Saint Helena, where he soon dies.