The French Revolution Quiz


    1.What problems did Louis XIV leave behind for the French after his death?

    A national shortage of food.
    A government in upheaval.
    Louis left behind a country burdened with debt and resentment over royal abuse of power.
    A long period of prosperity and freedom.

    2. What was the Old Regime?

    The Old Regime was the system of feudalism left over from the Middle Ages. In it the people of France were still divided into distinct social classes.
    The Old Regime was the old system of fighting employed by the kings army.
    The Old Regime referred to those persons who were a part of the most wealthy social class in France.
    The Old Regime was the generation of lower class persons who dispute their poverty continued to support Louis XIV and opposed continued uprisings.

    3. What were the Three Estates?

    The Three Estates were the three phases of the French Revolution.
    The Three Estates were the three social classes of the Old Regime.
    The Three Estates were the three lavish homes of Louis XIV.
    The Three Estates were the sites of the three major battles of the French Revolution.

    4. Which estate carried the hardest burden and what did that cause?

    The Third Estate carried the hardest tax burden and supported the First and Second Estates.
    The First Estate carried the hardest burden, as they were responsible for the religious guidance of the people.
    The Second Estate carried the hardest burden, as they were forced to defend themselves from the angry Third Estate.

    All of the above.

    5. What was the National Assembly?

    The National Assembly was a small group of young rich noble men who wished to change the government by drafting a new constitution for the country.
    The National Assembly was France's legislative branch of the government.
    The National Assembly was a counsel of the kings guards and noble men who met in secrecy to determine how to suppress the revolts of the Third Estate.
    The National Assembly was a body of delegates of the Third Estate who were established in order to pass laws and reforms in the name of the French People.

    6. What event immediately preceded the French Revolution?

    An increased taxation policy on France's poorest class.
    Louis XIV was tried and beheaded.
    The Third Estate storms the Bastille, killing guards, aristocrats and government officials.
    All of the above.

    7. What actions did the National Assembly take to reform French society?

    The National Assembly began to seize the wealth and property of the upper-class in revenge for years of oppression.
    The National Assembly began to form alliances with other countries, to convince the world that France was still a legitimate world power.
    The National Assembly passed the Declaration of the Rights of Man
    The National Assembly sold the royal estates to pay for France's huge national debt.

    8. Why did other countries go to war with France during its Revolution?

    Other countries saw the war as an opportunity to gain more world power. By defending France during the revolution, other countries could rely on them at a later date when needed.
    Other countries were opposed to violence and cruelty displayed by the French Revolutionaries.
    Other countries hoped to preserve their power, and did not want to see the same type of Revolutions occur in their countries.
    Other countries loved Louis XIV and were angered by his death.

    9. What was the Reign of Terror?

    The Reign of Terror was Robespierre's execution of suspected Third Estate Sympathizers.
    The Reign of Terror was Louis XIV's response to the storming of the Bastille.
    The Reign of Terror was the period of time when Louis XIV exploited the lower classes to increase the cash-flow of the upper class.
    The Reign of Terror was the period of time during the French Revolution characterized by the executions of suspected "enemies of the republic".

    10. What happened in 1799?

    Napoleon was put in charge of the French military and took power in France.
    The beheading of Louis XIV.
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man was written.
    The French Revolution began.


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