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School: Brigham Young University - Idaho
Department: OTHER
Course: World Foundations 2
Term: Winter 2018
Tags: Candide, french revolution, and world civilization
Name: Word Foundations Notes for week 6
Description: These notes cover lesson/week 6, including the end of Candide.
Uploaded: 02/22/2018
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background image Study Guide for the Movie on the French Revolution  
1. Which Enlightenment thinker claimed that humans are born with 
natural rights concerning their life, their liberty, and their property?
a. John Locke
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Charles Dickens
d. Voltaire
2. Which Enlightenment thinker claimed “that all men are created 
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable 
rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
a. John Locke
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Charles Dickens
d. Voltaire
3. Which Enlightenment thinker wrote a satirical novella that illustrated
how the philosophy of the times was optimistic to the point of 
absurdity, but that the reality of daily life was quite different?
a. John Locke
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Charles Dickens
d. Voltaire
4. On the eve of the revolution, there were three legally defined 
classes of French Society. These classes were
a. the clergy, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie.
b. the nobility, the workers, and the bourgeoisie.
c. the crown, the clergy, and the workers.
d. the clergy, the nobility, and the workers.
5. Before the revolution, the political system of France was almost 
exclusively operated by
a. the crown and the nobility.
b. the clergy and the bourgeoisie.
c. the peasantry and the bourgeoisie.
d. the crown and the directory.
background image 6. Which of the following taxes was hated most by members of the 
Third Estate? 
a. Gabelle: a tax on salt.
b. Taille: a tithe of 10 percent of produce paid to the Church.
c. Capitation: a tax on the number of persons in a family.
d. Corvee: a tax paid by laboring on roads, bridges, or other 
public works.
7. The eruption of Mt. Laki in Iceland is linked to the events of the 
French Revolution because
a. it enriched European farmlands with nutrient-rich volcanic ash,
which increased the crop yields. 
b. it greatly beautified the evening sunsets, which distracted the 
peasantry and kept them from rioting after work.
c. it spewed tons of particles into the upper atmosphere which 
helped create the conditions for unusually cold winters and a 
severe hailstorm that destroyed crops.
d. it blanketed Europe with sulphur dioxide gas which increased 
the number of flies that were attracted by the scent of sulphur 
and created unpleasant working conditions for the peasantry that
were forced to work amidst the annoying swarms. 
8. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the draining of the 
French treasury?
a. King Louis XV’s extravagant spending on his palace and court.
b. The Seven Years War, in which the Americans fought against 
the French on the North American front.
c. King Louis XVI’s decision to assist the American colonies in 
their revolt from British rule.  
d. The soaring price of bread caused by a reduction in crop 
9. The purpose of convening the Estates General was to
a. devise a system for the equal distribution of bread and other 
b. bring together the best French minds to solve a number of 
philosophical and political problems.
c. vote on participation in what would be known as the “French-
Indian war” in the American colonies.
d. reform the types and number of taxes. 
background image 10. The National Assembly met on June 20 th  and took the Tennis Court  Oath, in which they promised to
a. make King Louis XVI’s tennis court open to the public, instead 
of being just available to members of the aristocracy.
b. decrease the number of taxes on the common people and 
increase the taxes on the nobility.
c. not disband as a group until they had drafted a constitution for
d. create a road system for faster food distribution throughout 
11. The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen was a document that
a. defined the civil and human rights of all men throughout the 
b. provided Thomas Jefferson with the ideas he needed to write 
the American constitution.
c. called for the formation of a new system of government that 
included a king but no nobility or bourgeoisie.
d. declared an end to the three Medieval Estates and ushered in 
modern legal definitions of five new modern estates.
12. The French Guard was an army that consisted of
a. French nationals that were commoners who sided with the 
Parisians and fought against the king.
b. European mercenaries hired by the king to protect his palace 
and the nobles.
c. a mob of women who stormed the palace at Versailles and 
brought the king back to Paris where they could exert more 
control over the royal crown.
d. a group of nobles and clergy that supported the formation of 
the National Assembly.
13. The French Guard helped storm the Bastille in order to
a. free all political prisoners in France.
b. secure a cache of weapons and ammunition.
c. establish a fortress in which the National Assembly could live 
in safety.
d. distribute the large stores of food that were being stored there
for the king and his favorite nobles.
14. King Louis XVI was effectively suspended from office by
background image a. the Jacobins.
b. the French Guard.
c. the Marquis de Lafayette.
d. the National Assembly.
15. The famous phrase “Let them eat cake” was supposedly a response
to the question of what the French peasants could eat when there was 
no bread, or the price of bread had become so high that the peasants 
could not afford it.  This phrase has been most often (and some would 
argue mistakenly) attributed to
a. Marie-Therese, wife of French King Louis XIV.
b. Marie-Antoinette, wife of French King Louis XVI.
c. Dolley Madison, wife of American President James Madison.
d. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, author of “Confessions,” in which the 
phrase was first written.
16. The Convention used the threat of an invasion by Austrian and 
Prussian armies as a pretense to accuse Louis XVI of conspiring with 
the enemies of France to regain the power of his throne. After 
convicting him of treason, the Convention punished the king by
a. imprisoning him in the Bastille.
b. abolishing the monarchy.
c. seizing all his property and forcing him to live in exile on the 
island of St. Helena. 
d. executing him with a guillotine.
17.  In order to repel invasion by British, Austrian, and Prussian armies,
the Directory gave command of the French army to
a. Maximillien Robespierre
b. Marquis de Lafayette
c. Napoleon Bonaparte
d. Napoleon Dynamite
18. During Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt, what important artifact was 
discovered that eventually led to the decoding of ancient Egyptian 
a. The Sphix.
b. The Rosetta Stone.
c. The Ottoman.
d. The Lycee.
19. Which of the following is in correct chronological order?
background image   a. Nile Campaign, Russian Campaign, Battle of Waterloo, Battle 
of Trafalgar.
b. Russian Campaign, Battle of Waterloo, Battle of Trafalgar, Nile 
c. Nile Campaign, Battle of Trafalgar, Battle of Waterloo, Russian 
d. Nile Campaign, Battle of Trafalgar, Russian Campaign, Battle of
20. Napoleon was finally defeated by Wellington at
a. the Battle of Trafalgar.
b. the Battle of Waterloo.
c. the Storming of the Bastille. 
d. the Battle of Paris.
21. Which of the following is NOT one of Napoleon’s reforms?
  a. Restoring the Catholic Church to its former status.
b. The writing of the Code Civil, a law code that was simple 
enough to be understood by all, yet still effective.
c. The dissolving of the National Assembly.
d. The emancipation of the Jews.
22. The Russians were defeated in the battle for Moscow by Napoleon, 
but they still forced him to leave by
a. poisoning all the wells so there would be no fresh water.
b. burning all their fields so there would be no food.
c. leaving their dead unburied so there would be an outbreak of 
d. destroying all of the buildings so there would be no shelter.
23.  Napoleon died after he was
a. exiled to the island of St. Helena.
b. exiled to the island of Elba.
c. mortally injured in the Battle of Traflagar.
d. convicted of treason by the Directory and then publicly 
24. After Napoleon seized power in France, he took up the title of
a. Napoleon I, Emperor of France.

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Course: World Foundations 2
Term: Winter 2018
Tags: Candide, french revolution, and world civilization
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Description: These notes cover lesson/week 6, including the end of Candide.
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