French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille

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1. The Storming of the Bastille is considered the starting point of what major historical event?
a. American Revolution
b. World War I
c. Hundred Year's War
d. French Revolution
e. Napoleonic Wars

2. What was the original purpose of the Bastille?
a. Meeting place for government officials
b. Storage facility for grain
c. Fortress to protect Paris
d. A marketplace
e. A palace for the king

3. What was stored in the Bastille that the revolutionaries needed?
a. Grain
b. Gunpowder
c. Bread
d. Cannon
e. Swords

4. What was the Bastille being used for when it was stormed by the revolutionaries?
a. State prison
b. Home for government officials
c. Fortress to protect Paris
d. Storage facility for grain
e. A marketplace

5. Which French social class of people stormed the Bastille?
a. First Estate
b. Second Estate
c. Third Estate
d. Lower Estate
e. Upper Estate

6. True or False: No one was killed during the Storming of the Bastille.

7. Who was in charge of the Bastille for the French government?
a. Marquis de Lafayette
b. Maximilien Robespierre
c. George Danton
d. Arnaud de Laporte
e. Governor de Launay

8. What day did the Storming of the Bastille take place?
a. Fourth of July
b. Fourteenth of July
c. Fourth of June
d. Fourteenth of June
e. Sixteenth of May

9. How many prisoners were freed from the Bastille?
a. 7
b. 20
c. 50
d. 75
e. 200

10. What happened to the Bastille over the next several months?
a. It was turned into a museum for the revolution
b. It was used to house prisoners from the government
c. It was used to store supplies for the revolutionaries
d. It was destroyed and turned into a pile of rubble
e. It became housing for the poor people of France

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