The French Revolution: People, Places, Events

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Can you name the people/places/events of the French Revolution?

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What is the date on which the people stormed the Bastille?
King Louis XVI was a member of which royal house?
A principal leader of the Jacobins was Maximilien de ____________.
What food staple suddenly cost a month's salary, leading to outrage and hunger?
Which important document was created August 26th, 1789?
France under the Ancien Régime divided society into three_________
Who killed Jean-Paul Marat?
The people were furious with Louis XVI for firing his financial advisor________________, who was generally seen as a representative of the public.
What is the name of the period from 1793 until 1794 during which approximately 16,000 to 40,000 people were killed?
Who was nicknamed Madame Déficit?
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Who was the first emperor after the revolution?
What is the term for the poor labourers and radical Jacobins who changed their pants to differentiate themselves from the bourgeosie?
The French motto often attributed to this period was 'Liberté, égalité, ____'
One of the strains on the economy was the debt incurred by France assisting which modern-day country in their revolution?
The marriage of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette was meant to cement the alliance between France and_________
What was the anti-Catholic, anti-Ancien Régime calendar that replaced the Gregorian one for a period of time?
When the king and queen were moved from Versailles, which palace did they go to?
Whose name became the eponym for a device which was nicknamed 'The National Razor'?
What is the song title of the national anthem in France, created in 1792?
What was the name of Marat's newspaper which incited revolution and denounced 'enemies of the people'?

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