The French Revolution 3
The peasants burned many chateaus during the French Revolution.

The French Revolution 3

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During the French Revolution, radicals ran the show! "Good order is the foundation of all good things" (Edmund Burke). However, late 18th century France found itself at the mercy of violent revolutionary mobs.

Here is our third History quiz in the series on the French Revolution.

1.
Which was not one of the colors of the Revolution?
Blue
Green
Red
White
The French flag is the blue, white and red 'tricolor'
2.
Where did the National Assembly take an oath?
In a stable
In an archery field
On a football field
On a tennis court
Their 'tennis court oath' insisted their demands were met
3.
Which radical nobleman became President of the National Assembly?
Columbeau
Flambeau
Mirabeau
Rambeau
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 prisoners and stole guns
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 pants; 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
Author:  Jan Crompton

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