France - First Republic and Empire Quiz
A quiz on France through the Revolution to the fall of Napoleon. 20 Questions.
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Who was King of France when the Revolution began?
Who became most closely identified as the leader of the Revolution?
What was the name of the executive body that effectively governed France in the early stages of the Revolution?
The Committee of Public Safety
The Committee of Public Works
The Estates General
What was the main tool used to execute anti-Revolutionaries?
What was the name given to the process by which the Revolution was forced upon France?
How is Napoleon supposed to have described how he saved the Revolution before he took part in its replacement?
The reign of terror
A blast of a blunderbuss
A whiff of grapeshot
When Napoleon first came to political power, what title did he have?
The President of France
The First Consul
The Executive Director
The Emperor of the French
What system did Napoleon introduce to France which is now used across Europe and most of the world?
The metric system
The agricultural system
The imperial system
The corporate sytem
Which battle, in which Napoleon defeated Austrian and Russian forces, did Napoleon describe as: "The finest of all I have fought"?
Who annointed Napoleon as Emperor of the French?
Pope Pius VII
The archbishop of Reims
At which battle did Nelson ensure Napoleon would not be able to invade Britain?
Who was Napoleon's Empress?
Catherine the Great
Joan of Arc
What was the name given to the wars that saw Napoleon lose control of Spain and Portugal?
The Iberian War
The War of the Spanish Succession
The Peninsular War
The Spanish Revolution
What was the name of the system by which Napoleon sought to prevent Britain trading with Europe during the Napoleonic Wars?
The Continental System
The Congress of Powers
The League of Nations
Napoleon went to war with Russia in 1812. What was the major reason for his defeat in that campaign?
The Battle of Borodino
The Czar Alexander
Loses at Trafalgar
The effects on his army of the Russian winter
After he was initially defeated, to which island was Napoleon first exiled?
What was the period between Napoleon's first exile and his return to France called?
The Hundred Days
The Peace of Amiens
What was the name of the Prussian general whose late arrival at the Battle of Waterloo signalled Napoleon's final defeat?
What did the autopsy on Napoleon's body give as the cause of death?
Who replaced Napoleon as ruler of France?
Louis Philippe I
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