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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Maria Teresa react to the news of her husband's death?
(a) She was devastated.
(b) She was relieved.
(c) She was amused.
(d) She was apathetic.

2. What did Antoinette most hate about mealtime when she first arrived at the French court?
(a) That she was watched while she ate.
(b) The richness and denseness of the food.
(c) The rules of how to handle cutlery.
(d) The sweet wine she was expected to drink.

3. Which of Antoinette's family members hoped to see Antoinette exert German power in France immediately upon taking the trhone?
(a) Caroline.
(b) Leopold.
(c) Maria Teresa.
(d) Josepeh.

4. How did Isabella of Parma die?
(a) From yellow fever.
(b) She drowned.
(c) In childbirth.
(d) From smallpox.

5. In which city was Antoinette handed over to her new husband?
(a) Strausbourg.
(b) Compiegne.
(c) Picardy.
(d) Deauville.

Short Answer Questions

1. To which of the following objects did Marie Teresa compare her children?

2. What was Prince Luis de Rohan well known for at the time of Antoinette's arrival in France?

3. What was Marie Antoinette's nickname upon birth?

4. How did France react to the birth of Antoinette's first child?

5. What role did Antoinette give Princesse de Lamballe in her household?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the first change Louis XVI made in the French court after being appointed as the king?

2. What parts of being a member of the French court did Marie Antoinette find particularly uncomfortable?

3. How did Teresa show her motherly concern for Antoinette before shipping her off to strangers in France?

4. As an adult living in France, how did Antoinette reflect back on her childhood?

5. What problems soon began to arise with Marie Antoinette's spending habits after she arose to the throne?

6. What did Marie Antoinette find most ridiculous about her new life in court?

7. What was Louis XVI's reaction to the public outcry when Marie Antoinette still failed to produce an heir to the throne?

8. How did Teresa react when she heard that after a year, Marie Antoinette's marriage still had not been consummated?

9. What reason did Louis XVI reportedly give to Marie Antoinette's brother, Joseph, as to why he and his wife had not yet consummated their marriage?

10. How did Marie Antoinette prefer to spend her time rather than trying to produce a French heir?

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