Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. What is the primary difference between a constitutional and an absolute monarchy?

2. How did Cardinal Richelieu lay the foundation for Louis XIV's absolute monarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Royal absolutism refers to a government in which the king has absolute authority. This quiz and worksheet aim to see how much you understand about France's history of royal absolutism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about the following events in France's history

  • Reign of Louis XIV
  • 1685 Edict of Fontainebleau
  • Cardinal Richelieu's role in absolute monarchy

Skills Practiced

During your study of this topic, you will be able to test your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 1685 Edict of Fontainebleau
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about royal absolutism in France

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV, which will address these topics:

  • What is an absolute monarchy?
  • Building absolutism in France
  • The epitome of absolutism