Baron De Montesquieu: Ideas, Accomplishments & Facts


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Montesquieu received his title 'Baron de Montesquieu' from:

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1. What is considered Montesquieu's most important work is named:

2. Who is known to have quoted Montesquieu's works during the framing of the American Constitution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Baron de Montesquieu was a French political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his impact on modern governments. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of Montesquieu's important works and the theories they contained.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Montesquieu's title and upbringing
  • Books Montesquieu wrote
  • How Montesquieu influenced the framers of the U.S. Constitution
  • Controversy surrounding Montesquieu's works
  • Montesquieu's death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Baron de Montesquieu
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Montesquieu's writings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Montesquieu's life

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the associated lesson, Baron de Montesquieu: Ideas, Accomplishments & Facts, to learn more about this famous figure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know Montesquieu's noble title and educational background
  • Define separation of powers
  • Identify Montesquieu's most important works
  • Differentiate between monarchies, republics and despotisms
  • Review Montesquieu's meteorological climate theory