FRENCH REV VIDEO GUIDE ANSWERS- Part 1 & 2

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FRENCH REVOLUTION VIDEO GUIDE
PART ONE- THE REVOLUTION BEGINS
1.
What did King Louis XIV build to be his capital?
VERSAILLES
2.
How old was Marie Antoinette when she married King Louis XVI? Where was she from?
14; AUSTRIA
3.
What new way of thinking was popular in Paris in the late 1700s?
ENLIGHTENMENT
4.
Why was King Louis XVI’s government bankrupt after 1776?
HE HELPED W/ AMERICAN REVOLUTION
5.
How many years were Marie and Louis married before they had children?
7
6.
What was the heart of the French diet? Who was most affected when prices got too high?
BREAD; 3RD ESTATE, ESPECIALLY URBAN WORKERS
7.
What meeting was called to decide how to deal with the economic situation in 1789?
ESTATES GENERAL
8.
What did delegates of the Third Estate do when they were locked out of their meeting hall at Versailles?
MET AT A TENNIS COURT AND VOWED TO KEEP MEETING UNTIL THEY CREATED A NEW
CONSTITUTION
9.
What was the Bastille?
PRISON AND STOREHOUSE FOR GUNPOWDER
10. What is the date of the storming of the Bastille?
July 14, 1789
11. What was the violent new act that the mobs of the revolution started after they stormed the Bastille and killed the
guards?
BEHEADING AND PUTTING HEADS ON PIKES
12. What document did the National Assembly create?
DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND CITIZEN
13. What was the famous line that Marie Antoinette never said?
“LET THEM EAT CAKE”
14. After attacking Versailles, where were King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to move?
BACK TO PARIS
FRENCH REVOLUTION VIDEO GUIDE
PART TWO- THE REIGN OF TERROR TO NAPOLEON
1.
After the royal family and the National Assembly moved back to Paris, what form of government was created in
France?
CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY
2.
Which country did Louis and Marie try to escape to?
AUSTRIA
3.
What is the name of the most powerful member of the National Assembly?
MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE
4.
What form of punishment does Robespierre want to get rid of once the King is arrested and the National
Assembly has complete control of the government?
DEATH PENALTY
5.
Why did the enraged citizens of Paris storm the palace of the King on August 10, 1792?
AN AUSTRIAN DUKE THREATENED TO ATTACK PARIS IF THE KING WAS HARMED
6.
What part of society did the sans-culottes (“those without knee-breeches”) come to symbolize?
ORDINARY CITIZENS OF PARIS. PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH THEIR HANDS
7.
Why did the sans-culottes attack the prisoners of Paris in September, 1792?
THE CITIZENS ATTACKED PRIESTS, JOURNALISTS, ORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN WERE
PRISONERS. THEY WERE ATTACKED OUT OF FEAR THEY WOULD JOIN AND HELP
RETURN THE
KING TO POWER.
8.
What was “born” when King Louis XVI was beheaded in September, 1792?
THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
9.
What is Marie put on trial for in 1793?
HIGH TREASON; DEPLETING THE NATIONAL TREASURY; INCEST WITH HER SON
10. Why did Danton and Robespierre call for the Reign of Terror in 1793?
GET RID OF ENEMIES OF REVOLUTION; MAKE SURE REVOLUTION CONTINUED
11. How does the Reign of Terror affect the people of Paris?
CREATED FEAR AND PARANOIA; MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE TURNED IN
12. How many people were in the Committee of Public Safety?
12
13. Why was Robespierre eventually sent to the guillotine?
PEOPLE SAID HE LOST HIS MIND; HAD TOO MUCH POWER AND BEGAN SENDING PEOPLE HE
WAS ONCE FRIENDS WITH TO THE GUILLOTINE
14. With the end of the Reign of Terror, who became the new ruler of France in 1799?
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
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