The French Revolution 2
Between 1787 and 1789 France suffered from poor harvests.

The French Revolution 2

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Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Money problems and new ideas about freedom combined to threaten the old French system of royal rule. Your History teacher will have taught you about the French Revolution.

Test your knowledge with this second quiz on the subject.

1.
Which philosopher encouraged change in France?
Arthur Rimbaud
Immanuel Kant
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Paul Sartre
In his 1762 book 'The Social Contract'
2.
Between 1787 and 1789 France suffered from what?
Earthquakes
Mass immigration
Poor harvests
Widespread strikes
This, along with high taxes, helped spark the unrest
3.
Which of these was not a result of the bad harvests?
More work at the ports as food was brought from abroad
Smaller incomes for farmers and peasants
The price of food increased
Townspeople unemployed as farm workers could not afford to buy their goods
4.
What type of people were described as 'bourgeois'?
Middle-class
Noblemen
Peasants
Priests
5.
May 1789 saw the King meet with which group?
Catholic Council
Estates-General
Farmers' Union
Royal Advisory Committee
Made up of representatives from all three 'Estates'
6.
What was the unit of currency in France at that time?
The Cahier
The Cent
The Livre
The Poivre
France's total debt was about 4,000 million livres!
7.
The Estates-General meeting failed, partly because Louis was more concerned with what?
His dying son
Planning his summer holiday
The state of his marriage
The upkeep of the Royal palaces
8.
Those who wanted extreme change were called .......
Communists
Radicals
Saboteurs
Terrorists
9.
What 'parliament' was set up in June 1789?
Estates Council
French Junta
National Assembly
Versailles Committee
10.
The National Assembly drew up a .......
Consternation
Constipation
Constitution
Consubstantiation
It set out how the country was to be ruled
Author:  Jan Crompton

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