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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the young dauphin when he died?

2. Aside from execution, what was the other possible sentence for Antoinette's crimes?

3. What was the purpose of the attack on the castle which forced many nobles to flee their home?

4. Why didn't King Louis XVI flee with the rest of the nobles during the attack on the palace.

5. How was the mantra "Long live the King!" amended when Louis XVI returned to the throne?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Antoinette, which of her family members was in the most danger at the time of their imprisonment?

2. What crime was Antoinette convicted of during her trial?

3. How did the world react to the birth of the new dauphin, Louis Joseph?

4. What was Antoinette's initial reaction to the news that she and her family would be relocated to Tuilieres?

5. How did Antoinette change in the year of her thirtieth birthday?

6. Why didn't Marie Antoinette ever escape life in exile when she was given the opportunity?

7. How did the introduction of the new constitution change life for Louis XVI and his family?

8. What political conflict continued between the two major political parties after Louis XVI's execution?

9. How did Antoinette find herself in a position where she had to make important decisions about the French government during the political upheaval?

10. What controversial decision did the Pope make after Louis XVI's death, and how was it received by the public?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although marriage was something highly prized in the European courts, infidelity and affairs were commonplace occurrences, particularly with men who took many lovers. First, describe Marie Antoinette's initial reaction to the courtesans present in the French court. What was her response to the news that her husband, Louis XVI, had taken additional lovers? Why was it considered acceptable for a man to have additional lovers while his wife could not? What dangers were present for a queen when her husband took lovers? How did Marie Antoinette avoid these fates during her reign? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marie Antoinette's formal education when she was a young girl. What subjects were most emphasized in her studies? Which were left out completely? In which ways was Marie Antoinette's success as a student reliant on her own determination, and when was success completely out of her hands? How can you see the effects of Marie Antoinette's education on her success as a political leader? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Most of the marriages in the mid to late 18th century were arranged marriages. First, describe Maria Teresa's plan for her children's marriages even from their birth. Were all of Maria Teresa's plans successful? Why or why not? Then, explain how Maria Teresa and Stephen were the first marriage models for their fifteen children, and describe how that model affected Marie Antoinette and her siblings' views of marriage. Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

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