50 Questions on the French Revolution

  1. What event marked the beginning of the French Revolution and the storming of a Paris prison in 1789?
    • Bastille
  2. Who was the queen of France during the French Revolution, famously known as Marie Antoinette?
    • Marie
  3. What was the revolutionary government established during the Reign of Terror in France in 1793-1794?
    • Committee
  4. Who was the radical journalist and politician who played a key role in the Reign of Terror and was later executed?
    • Robespierre
  5. What was the name of the revolutionary tribunal responsible for many executions during the Reign of Terror?
    • Revolutionary
  6. What was the term for the period of revolutionary violence and mass executions in France during the late 18th century?
    • Reign
  7. What was the name of the civil constitution that restructured the French Catholic Church during the Revolution?
    • Civil Constitution
  8. What revolutionary political group advocated for radical change and played a prominent role in the Reign of Terror?
    • Jacobins
  9. What document outlined the rights and freedoms of French citizens during the Revolution?
    • Declaration
  10. Who was the military leader who became the ruler of France after the Revolution and established the Napoleonic era?
    • Napoleon
  11. What was the name of the period that followed the French Revolution and saw the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte?
    • Napoleonic era
  12. What was the term for the French nobility and clergy who opposed taxation and reforms during the Revolution?
    • Aristocracy
  13. What was the legislative body that represented the common people and was established during the French Revolution?
    • National Assembly
  14. What was the term for the radical crowds of Parisians who played a role in the Revolution, especially during the Reign of Terror?
    • Sans-culottes
  15. What was the name of the political and social system in France before the Revolution, characterized by inequality and privileges?
    • Ancien Régime
  16. What is the term for the period when the French Revolutionaries executed King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette?
    • Regicide
  17. What was the name of the radical political group known for their radical republicanism during the French Revolution?
    • Girondins
  18. What was the name of the famous revolutionary song that became an anthem of the French Revolution?
    • Marseillaise
  19. What was the term for the nobility and clergy who supported the revolution and its reforms in France?
    • Jacobins
  20. What was the name of the famous prison stormed by revolutionaries on July 14, 1789, symbolizing the start of the Revolution?
    • Bastille
  21. What revolutionary group was known for their radical ideas, support of the common people, and leadership during the Reign of Terror?
    • Jacobins
  22. What was the term for the revolutionary court responsible for many executions during the Reign of Terror?
    • Revolutionary Tribunal
  23. What document proclaimed the equality and rights of all men during the French Revolution?
    • Declaration
  24. Who was the radical journalist and politician who led the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror?
    • Robespierre
  25. What was the name of the radical political group known for advocating for the rights of the common people during the French Revolution?
    • Sans-culottes
  26. What was the name of the radical political group that sought to eliminate the monarchy during the Revolution?
    • Montagnards
  27. What was the term for the committee that held executive powers and implemented radical policies during the French Revolution?
    • Committee
  28. What was the name of the French revolutionary government that governed during the Reign of Terror in 1793-1794?
    • Committee
  29. What was the name of the revolutionary calendar introduced during the French Revolution to replace the Gregorian calendar?
    • Revolutionary Calendar
  30. What was the term for the moderate political group in the French Revolution, advocating for a constitutional monarchy?
    • Girondins
  31. What was the name of the French revolutionary who led a slave revolt in Saint-Domingue (Haiti)?
    • Toussaint
  32. What was the term for the extreme economic crisis and famine in France that contributed to the start of the Revolution?
    • Famine
  33. What was the term for the forced recruitment of soldiers into the French army during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars?
    • Conscription
  34. What was the term for the reactionary movement in France that sought to restore the Bourbon monarchy?
    • Bourbon
  35. What was the term for the counter-revolutionary rebellion in the Vendée region of France during the Revolution?
    • Vendée
  36. What was the name of the radical newspaper that played a role in the French Revolution and was edited by Jean-Paul Marat?
    • L’Ami du peuple
  37. What was the term for the political and social elite in the French Revolution, often associated with the Reign of Terror?
    • Montagnards
  38. What was the name of the famous revolutionary song that became the national anthem of France?
    • Marseillaise
  39. What was the term for the period following the French Revolution, marked by the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte?
    • Napoleonic era
  40. What was the name of the French revolutionary who led a slave revolt in Saint-Domingue (Haiti)?
    • Toussaint L’Ouverture
  41. What was the term for the brutal period of revolutionary violence and mass executions during the French Revolution?
    • Reign of Terror
  42. What was the name of the radical newspaper edited by Jean-Paul Marat that played a role in the French Revolution?
    • L’Ami du peuple
  43. What was the term for the reactionary movement in France that sought to restore the Bourbon monarchy?
    • Bourbon
  44. What was the term for the forced recruitment of soldiers into the French army during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars?
    • Conscription
  45. What was the name of the revolutionary calendar introduced during the French Revolution to replace the Gregorian calendar?
    • Revolutionary Calendar
  46. What was the term for the economic and social elite in France during the French Revolution, often targeted during the Reign of Terror?
    • Montagnards
  47. What was the name of the French revolutionary government that governed during the Reign of Terror in 1793-1794?
    • Committee of Public Safety
  48. What was the term for the period when the French Revolutionaries executed King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette?
    • Regicide
  49. What was the name of the civil constitution that restructured the French Catholic Church during the Revolution?
    • Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  50. What was the term for the group of former enslaved people who played a key role in the Haitian Revolution?
    • Haitian Revolution

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