THE FRENCH REVOLUTION- MCQ

12/16/2014 CBSE

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS [1 MARK]

Q.1 The Third Estate comprised

�������� (a) Poor servants and small peasants, landless labourers��������������� (b) Peasants and artisans

�������� (c) Big businessmen, merchants, lawyers etc.���������������������������� (d) All the above

Q.2.That �each member should have one vote� was advocated by:

�������� (a) Georges Danton������������� (b) Rousseau��������� (c) Jean Paul Marat����������� (d) the Jacobins

Q.3.Which of the following decisions was taken by the convention?

�������� (a) Declared France a constitutional monarchy����������� (b) Abolished the monarchy

(c) All men and women above 21 years got the right to vote������� (d) Declared France a Republic

Q.4.Which of the following is not the idea of the revolutionary journalist Desmoulins about Liberty?

�������� (a) Liberty is finishing off your enemies��� (b) Liberty is Happiness, Reason, Equality and Justice

�������� (c) Liberty is the Declaration of Right����� (d) Liberty is not a child who has to be disciplined before maturity

Q.5. How does a �Subsistence Crisis� happen?

�������� (a) Bad harvest leads to scarcity of grains���
��� ��� �(b) Food prices rise and the poorest cannot buy bread

�������� (c) Leads to weaker bodies, diseases, deaths and even food riots
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.6. In the war against Prussia and Austria, the army sang which patriotic song?

�������� (a) 'Liberty', written by an unknown woman poet����
��� ��� �(b) �Marseillaise� written by the poet Roget de Lisle
�������� (c) �Viva France� written by a French peasant�������������
��� ��� �(d) None of the above

Q7.Which of the following statements is untrue about the Third Estate?

�������� (a) The Third Estate was made of the poor only��������
��� ��� �(b) Within the Third Estate some were rich and some were poor

�������� (c) Richer members of the Third Estate owned lands
��� ��� �(d) Peasants were obliged to serve in the army, or build roads

Q.8. Who wrote the pamphlet called �What is the Third Estate�?

�������� (a) Mirabeau, a nobleman
��� ��� �(b) Abbe Sieyes
��� ��� �(c) Rousseau, a philosopher
��� ��� �(d) Montesquieu

Q.9. A guillotine was _______________________

�������� (a) A device consisting of two poles and a blade with which a person was beheaded

�������� (b) A fine sword with which heads were cut off

�������� (c) A special noose to hang people (d) none of the above

Q.10. When did the French Revolution begin?

�������� (a) July 14, 1789����� (b) January 10, 1780�������� (c) August 12, 1782����������� (d) None of the above

Q.11.The word livres stands for:

�������� (a) unit of currency in France
��� ��� �(b) tax levied by the Church

�������� (c) Tax to be paid directly to the state
��� ��� �(d) none of these

Q.12.What was the effect of the rise of population of France from about 23 million in 1715 to28 million in 1789?

�������� (a) Education became difficult
��� ��� �(b) Rapid increase in the demand for food grains

�������� (c) Housing problem occurred
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.13.What was the �Subsistence Crisis� which occurred frequently in France?

�������� (a) An extreme situation endangering the basic means of livelihood
��� ��� �(b) Subsidy in food grains

�������� (c) Large-scale production of food grains
��� ��� �(d) None of the above

Q.14.What was the name of tax which was directly paid to the state by the Third Estate?

�������� (a) Tithes� (b) livres����������� (c) taille���������� (d) all of these

Q.15.What was �Estates General�?

�������� (a) Post of Army General
��� ��� �(b) A political body
��� ��� �(c) Head of all landed property
��� ��� �(d) Advisor of the king

Q.16Which social groups emerged in the 18th century?

�������� (a) Lawyers
��� ��� �(b) Administrative officials
��� ��� �(c) Middle class
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.17. The term �Old Regime' is usually used to describe

�������� (a) France before 1000 B.C.
��� ��� �(b) Society of France after 1789 A.D.

�������� (c) Society and institutions of France before 1789 A.D.
��� ��� �(d) None of the above

Q.18. In which of these countries was the model of government as advocated by Montesquieu put into effect?

�������� (a) USA
��� ��� �(b) China
��� ��� �(c) USSR
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.19.Which of these books was written by John Locke?

�������� (a) The Spirit of the Laws��� (b) Two Treatises on Government(c) The Social Contract (d) All the above

Q.20.When did Louis XVI call an assembly of Estates General to pass proposals for new taxes?

�������� (a) 2 January, 1775��������������� (b) 10 March, 1780������������ (c) 5 May, 1789������������������� (d) 14 July, 1789

Q.21. In the meeting of the Estates General, the members of the Third Estate demanded that

�������� (a) All the three Estates should have one vote altogether
��� ��� �(c) Each Estate should have one vote

�������� (b) Each member of the three Estates should have one vote
��� ��� �(d) None of the above

Q.22. On 20th June, the representatives of the Third Estate assembled in the indoor tennis court of Versailles for

�������� (a) hunger strike
��� ��� �(b) Drafting a Constitution for France which limited the king�s power

�������� (c) Declaring a revolt
��� ��� �(d) Making an appeal to support the king in times of need

Q.23. Who led the representatives of the Third Estate in Versailles on 20th June?

�������� (a) Mirabeau
��� ��� �(b) Abbe Sieyes
��� ��� �(c) Louis XVI
��� ��� �(d) Both a and b

Q.24.What did Louis XVI do, seeing the power of his revolting subjects?

�������� (a) He accorded recognition to the National Assembly
��� ��� �(b) Accepted checks on his powers

�������� (c) Ordered his army to crush the revolt
��� ��� �(d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.25.Which of these provisions were passed by the Assembly on the night of 4 August, 1789?

�������� (a) Abolition of feudal system of obligations
��� ��� �(b) Clergy had to give up its privileges

�������� (c) Tithes were abolished
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.26.The new Constitution made France a

�������� (a) Constitutional Monarchy
��� ��� �(b) Communist state

�������� (c) Fully democratic state
��� ��� �(d) none of the above

Q.27. According to the new constitution of 1791, the National Assembly was to be

�������� (a) Elected directly
��� ��� �(b) appointed by the king
��� ��� �(c) elected indirectly
��� ��� �(d) a hereditary body

Q.28.Which of these people were entitled to vote?

�������� (a) Only men above 25 years of age
��� ��� �(b) Men and women above 30 years of age

�������� (c) Men who paid taxes equal to at least 3 days of a labourer�s wage
��� ��� �(d) Both (a) and (c)

Q.29.Which of these rights were not established as �natural and inalienable� rights by the constitution of 1791?

�������� (a) Right to life
��� ��� �(b) Freedom of speech and opinion
��� ��� �(c) Equality before the law
��� ��� �(d) All the above

Q.30. which of these provisions form a part of the �Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen�?

�������� (a) Men are born free
��� ��� �(b) They are equal in rights before the law

�������� (c) Liberty means powers to do what is not injurious to others
��� ��� �(d) All the above

KEY OF MCQ
1(d)2(b)3(d)4(b)5(d)6(b)7(a)8(b)9(a)10(a)11(a)12(b)13(a)14(c)15(b)16 (d)17(c)18(a)19(b)20(c)21(a)22(b)23(d)�� 24(d)25(d)26(a)27(c)28(d)29(d)30(d)



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