How Much Do You Know About The French Revolution?

How Much Do You Know About The French Revolution?
The Great French Revolution is the most significant event of its time. There are thousands of books, documentaries, and movies about it. Therefore it's difficult to distinguish truth from fiction. Many ideas and principles from the revolution shaped modern society. Take this quiz and find out how well you know history!

Is it true that guillotine was invented during the French Revolution?

The guillotine was invented by Joseph Guillotin in 1792 and it should be noticed the event was a breakthrough in the area of capital punishment. Though the very idea of such execution is rather an ambiguous issue for guillotine was more humane compared to the former methods, since it granted instant death.

What did the baguette symbolize during the Revolution?

In 1793 there was an official decree asserting any bread should be baked in the same way: no more sad boules for poor folks and light biscuity loaves for rich men. Thus, baguette had become "bread of equality".

It symbolized royal power and therefore was forbidden

It was "bread of equality"

It was rich men's food and therefore had been furiously extinguished

It was considered a symbol of gracefulness and fidelity of French society

Which element of clothes had been forbidden by revolutionaries?

During the old regime in France man's clothes depended on his social status. Culottes were the privilege of higher classes. Consequently, common people stood up for the abolishment of this inequality feature.




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When was the first public zoo in Paris opened?

In November of 1793, the Parisian botanic garden had become the home for exotic animals that previously had lived in various wild beast shews of aristocrats. By 1794 it had already numbered 58 animals, which resulted in the opening of an actual zoo.

Before the Revolution. But it was closed due to the disorders

Before the Revolution, however, it was working on even during combat actions

10 years after the Revolution when society regained its temper

Just after the Revolution

What was women's role during the revolts of 1789?

On March 5, 1789, in Versailles, there was a women's march united mainly working women who demanded economic conditions' improvement and also the king to move from Versailles to Paris. The king did it the next day.

They stayed home and protected their property

They ran away protecting their children

They participated in marches

They were preparing food, repairing clothes and raising money for strikings

What did queen Marie Antoinette say before she went to the guillotine?

On January 12, 1793, the king had been beheaded. Marie Antoinette followed his husband on October 16, 1793. Her last words were "I regret" - not for people but for the executioner, on whose foot she accidentally stepped.

"I regret"

"Hail to Revolution"

"You are going to regret this!"

"I will not forgive you for that"

Can you recognize the portrait of a man heading the French Revolution?

Maximilian de Robespierre, who was one of the key figures of the Revolution and concurrent terror, had been ironically sentenced to death on guillotine after definite political forces made a stand against him. He had been executed on July 28, 1794.

What had happened to Louvre during revolutionary disorders?

In 1793 Louvre turned into a full-fledged museum.

It was burned down

It was turned into a full-fledged museum

It was deconstructed for building materials

It was closed for the next 100 years

What does medicine owe to the French Revolution?

Two French surgeons, Larray and Percy, introduced the practice of "Red Cross" before its official emergence. Larrey also invented horse-drawn "ambulance", with the help of which wounded persons had been taken to hospital. Percy went to even greater lengths by introducing mobile medical detachments that could conduct operations just on the battlefield. Moreover, they helped all the wounded without exception, not only friendly soldiers.

Emergence of "ambulance"

Emergence of surgeon profession

Invention of scalpel

Creation of "Red Cross" organization

Is it true that after Revolution it was decided to rename calendar months?

Calendar, just as before, included 12 months but they got such names as, for example, "Thermidor", "Brumaire" and "Frimaire".

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

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Novice historian

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