World History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The French Revolution 1 (Questions)

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King Louis XVI was on the throne during the French Revolution. According to History, "I have no intention of sharing my authority" were words allegedly spoken by King Louis XVI. This attitude lead to him losing not only his power but also his life.

Here is our first quiz on the French Revolution.

1. What was the name for the outdated and unfair system of rule in France?
[ ] Ancien Regime
[ ] Mal Politique
[ ] Systeme Gauche
[ ] Vieux Ordre
2. The French Revolution began in which year?
[ ] 1781
[ ] 1784
[ ] 1789
[ ] 1792
3. Who was King of France at that time?
[ ] Louis XIV
[ ] Louis XV
[ ] Louis XVI
[ ] Louis XVIII
4. Louis XVI is best described as what type of ruler?
[ ] Absolute
[ ] Convolute
[ ] Dissolute
[ ] Resolute
5. The French Revolution was inspired by which event?
[ ] The American War of Independence
[ ] The Gunpowder Plot
[ ] The Peasants' Revolt
[ ] The Seven Years' War
6. How many 'Estates' was France divided into?
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 6
7. What was the First Estate?
[ ] The Church
[ ] The nobility
[ ] The peasants
[ ] The Royal Family
8. Who were not included in the Third Estate?
[ ] Landless laborers
[ ] Professional people
[ ] The nobility
[ ] Town workers
9. Who was the wife of Louis XVI?
[ ] Marie Angelique
[ ] Marie Antoinette
[ ] Marie Helene
[ ] Marie Therese
10. Louis thought he was God's servant and so ruled by .......
[ ] Biblical Authority
[ ] Blessed Intervention
[ ] Divine Right
[ ] Holy Powers
World History: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - The French Revolution 1 (Answers)
1. What was the name for the outdated and unfair system of rule in France?
[x] Ancien Regime
[ ] Mal Politique
[ ] Systeme Gauche
[ ] Vieux Ordre
2. The French Revolution began in which year?
[ ] 1781
[ ] 1784
[x] 1789
[ ] 1792
3. Who was King of France at that time?
[ ] Louis XIV
[ ] Louis XV
[x] Louis XVI
[ ] Louis XVIII
He became King in 1774 aged 20
4. Louis XVI is best described as what type of ruler?
[x] Absolute
[ ] Convolute
[ ] Dissolute
[ ] Resolute
He had no parliament to share his power
5. The French Revolution was inspired by which event?
[x] The American War of Independence
[ ] The Gunpowder Plot
[ ] The Peasants' Revolt
[ ] The Seven Years' War
French soldiers had helped throw the British out of America
6. How many 'Estates' was France divided into?
[ ] 2
[x] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 6
7. What was the First Estate?
[x] The Church
[ ] The nobility
[ ] The peasants
[ ] The Royal Family
8. Who were not included in the Third Estate?
[ ] Landless laborers
[ ] Professional people
[x] The nobility
[ ] Town workers
The nobility formed the Second Estate
9. Who was the wife of Louis XVI?
[ ] Marie Angelique
[x] Marie Antoinette
[ ] Marie Helene
[ ] Marie Therese
She was Austrian and accused of wasting money
10. Louis thought he was God's servant and so ruled by .......
[ ] Biblical Authority
[ ] Blessed Intervention
[x] Divine Right
[ ] Holy Powers