Thursday, April 4, 2013

Class 9 - SSt - Ch1 - French Revolution (MCQs)

French Revolution 

Storming of Bastille
Q1(CBSE 2010): Which Revolution gave the ideas of Liberty, Freedom and Equality to the world?

(a) The American Revolution
(b) The French Revolution
(c) The Russian Revolution
(d) None of these

Q2: Which of the following is true about 'Bastille Storming'?

(a) It was a fortress prison in France
(b) It symbolized despotic powers of the French king.
(c) French common men used to hate Bastille.
(d) All of these

Q3(CBSE 2010): In the context of France, ‘the fall of Bastille’ took place on:

(a) 14th July 1789
(b) 20th June 1789
(c) 4th Aug 1789
(d) 5th May 1789

Q4: Which estates in France were exempted from paying taxes in the 18th century France?

(a) The  first estate (clergy)
(b) The second estate (nobility)
(c) Both first and second estate
(d) The third estate (traders, artisans and peasants)

Q5: In the context of France, what was ‘tithes’?

(a) A tax levied by the Church
(b) Direct tax levied by the State
(c) The tax levied on the articles of everyday consumption
(d) None of these

Q6(CBSE 2010): The National Assembly of France voted in April 1792, to declare war against:

(a) Britain and Germany
(b) Prussia and Austria
(c) Italy and Germany
(d) Russia and Prussia

Q7: What was the reason of increased demand for food grains in France during 1715 to 1789?

(a) Rapid industrialization of agriculture land.
(b) Big Famines for many years
(c) Heavy export of food grains from France to England
(d) High rise in population during these years.

Q8: Who was the leader of Jacobins?

(a) Robespierre
(b) Rousseau
(c) Locke
(d) Montesquieu

Q9: Who among the following proposed the Social Contract theory?

(a) Locke
(b) Thomas Paine
(c) Montesquieu
(d) Rousseau

Q10: Identify the statement which is wrong with reference to Robespierre.

(a) He banned the use of white flour
(b) He rationed meat and bread
(c) He exempted his party men from punishment
(d) He converted churches into barracks or offices

Q11: The book ‘Two Treatises on Government’ was written by:

(a) Rousseau
(b) John Locke
(c) Montesquieu
(d) Karl Marx

Q12: ‘The Spirit of Laws’ was written by:

(a) Montesquieu
(b) Rousseau
(c) Jean Paul Marat
(d) John Locke

1: (b) The French Revolution
2: (d) All of these
3: (a) 14th July 1789
4: (c) Both first and second estate
5: (a) A tax levied by the Church
6: (b) Prussia and Austria
7: (d) High rise in population during these years.
8: (a) Robespierre
9: (d) Rousseau
10: (c) He exempted his party men from punishment
11: (b) John Locke
12: (a) Montesquieu