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The French Revolution 03
The peasants burned many chateaus during the French Revolution.

The French Revolution 03

This KS3 History quiz challenges you on the French Revolution. The moment the French Revolution began was when the members of the Third Estate started to call themselves the National Assembly. The biggest issue for them was that they represented 95% of the population but could be out-voted by the other two Estates, which represented only 5% of the population. Three days later, they found themselves locked out of the Estates General. They went to a nearby indoor tennis court and took the Tennis Court Oath. This was an agreement that everyone there would not leave until they had sorted out a constitution that set out how France should be governed in the future.

Revolutionaries and their supporters started to wear cockades (rosettes are the modern equivalent). They pinned the blue and red cockade of Paris onto the white one that represented the Ancien Régime.

These cockades gave rise to the tricolour flag of France. Different leaders of groups asked their supporters to wear certain colours. A women's revolutionary group demanded a law to compel all women to wear the tricolour cockade to show their loyalty. The law was not popular with other groups of women and in October 1793, the new government decided that women had no place in public affairs and disbanded all womens' groups.

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1.
Which was not one of the colours of the Revolution?
Blue
Yellow
Red
White
Camille Desmoulins asked his followers to wear green cockades. He was opposed to 'The Terror' and was eventually guillotined for his views
2.
Where did the National Assembly take an oath?
In a stable
In an archery field
On a football field
On a tennis court
The tennis court was in the Saint-Louis district of the city of Versailles
3.
Which radical nobleman became President of the National Assembly?
Columbeau
Flambeau
Mirabeau
Rambeau
Despite the fact that he was a noble, he was an important leader of the Revolution
4.
In July 1789 the mob stormed which building in Paris?
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Bastille
The Louvre
The Palace of Versailles
It was a prison - they released the seven prisoners and stole guns and gunpowder
5.
Bastille Day is still celebrated - on which date?
July 7th
July 14th
July 21st
July 28th
It is now a national holiday in France
6.
The peasants burned many of which buildings?
Chateaus
Churches
Schools
Town Halls
They were owned by the nobles
7.
The National Assembly issued 'The Declaration of .......'
Independence
The Edict of the People
The Freedom from Servitude
The Rights of Man
It demanded freedom and equal rights
8.
What were the unskilled workers called?
Emigrés
Eminences Grises
Sans-Chapeaux
Sans-Culottes
Meaning 'without breeches' - they wore long trousers; the rich wore culottes or knee breeches
9.
The Assembly abolished which tax?
Income Tax
Land Tax
Poll Tax
Tithe
A tenth of earnings went to the Church
10.
What did the King try to do in June 1791?
Bribe the mob to stop rioting
Get help from Britain
Imprison all members of the National Assembly
Leave France
He was going to go to Austria but was stopped when he was recognised by the revolutionary Jean-Baptiste Drouet. Drouet was a hard-line radical who joined the most violent group of the National Assembly and even wanted any British residents in France to be executed when the Revolutionary wars broke out
Author:  Jan Crompton

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