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Quiz Updated Jul 15, 2015

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On what day is Bastille Day celebrated?July 14
97.4%
The French Revolution ultimately led to the downfall of which king?Louis XVI
66.9%
It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in what year?1789
66.4%
Within four, how many prisoners were freed from the Bastille that day?Seven
65.7%
In 1998, Bastille Day was especially festive, coming two days after a French victory in what event?FIFA World Cup
58%
Which Charles Dickens novel prominently features the storming of the Bastille?A Tale of Two Cities
53.3%
From 1698 to 1703, the Bastille's most famous inmate was what mysterious figure, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Chamberlain?The Man in the Iron Mask
50.5%
The key to the Bastille was subsequently given to what American?George Washington
43.8%
Clue Answer % Correct
Each year, Bastille Day is celebrated with a military parade on what famed Parisian street?Champs-Élysées
41.2%
After he was killed, Bernard-René de Launay, the prison's governor, befell what fate?Beheading
41.1%
The primary goal for storming the Bastille was to obtain what?Gunpowder
33%
What writer, an icon of the Enlightenment, was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1717 and 1726?Voltaire
31.8%
What notorious writer was transferred from the Bastille to an insane asylum ten days before it was stormed?Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
25.4%
Napoleon later ordered the construction of a giant statue of what animal on the site where the Bastille once stood?Elephant
21.5%
The storming of the Bastille was prompted largely by the king's dismissal three days earlier of what finance minister, a popular reformer?Jacques Necker
13.7%
What single word did the king write in his diary on the day the Bastille was stormed?'Rien' (French for 'nothing')
12.9%

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