Q1. Fill in the blanks.
On the morning of 14 July 1789, the
city of Paris was in a state of alarm.
The Marseillaise is the national
anthem of France composed by the poet Roget de L’Isle.
Louis XVI was executed publicly at the Place
de la Concorde.
Olympe de Gouges
wrote a Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen.
The slave trade began in the seventeenth
The burden of financing activities of the
state through taxes was borne by the third estate alone.
Louis XVI was sentenced to death by a court
on the charge of treason.
a form of government based on a social contract between people and their
sought to refute the doctrine of the divine and absolute right of the Monarch.
came to be known as the sans-culottes.
Q2. When did France become constitutional monarchy?
Q3. What form of government was in practice in France in 1789?
Q4. When did the French Revolution break?
Ans. 14 July 1789
Q5. Which term was used in France for newly elected assembly in
Ans. National Assembly
Q6. Write the name of any prominent revolutionary woman of
Ans. Olympe de Gouges
Q7. Who followed the policy of severe control and punishment in
Q8. Name the tax which was paid directly to the state in France.
Q9. In which year slavery was finally abolished in France?
Ans. Slavery was finally abolished in French colonies
Q10. Who wrote the book two treatises of government?
Ans. John Locke wrote the book ‘Two Treatises of
Q11. On which date the agitated crowd of France stormed and
destroyed the Bastille.
When did the agitated crowd of France destroy the Bastille?
Q12. What was the main object of national assembly in France
while drafting the constitution in 1791?
Ans. Its main object was to limit the powers of the
Q13. Who was the ruler of France in 1789?
Ans. Louis XVI was the ruler of France in
Q14. What does a sceptre stand for?
Ans. Sceptre stands for symbol of royal power.
Q15. What sort of clothes were worn by the Jacobins?
Ans. long striped trousers and red cap
Q16. Who wrote the book ‘The Social Contract’?
Ans. Rousseau wrote the book ‘The Social Contract’.
Q17. In which book Rousseau mention the idea of one person, one
Ans. The social contract
Q18. Who was defeated in the battle of waterloo?
Ans. Napoleon Bonaparte
Q19. Who wrote the spirit of the laws?
Ans. Montesquieu wrote ‘The Spirit of the
Q20. Which period is referred to as the reign of terror?
Ans. The period from 1793 to 1794 is referred to as
the Reign of Terror.
Q21. In which year French women got the right to vote?
Ans. It was finally in 1946 that women in France won
the right to vote.
Q22. Between which three countries was triangular slave trade
Ans. Triangular slave trade was held between Europe,
Africa and the America.
Q23. Which was the most revolutionary social reform of the
Ans. One of the most
revolutionary social reforms of the Jacobin regime was the abolition of slavery
in the French colonies.