Assembly of Notables and the Estates General


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Why was France facing financial problems in the 1780s?

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1. Charles de Calonne planned to do which of the following?

2. The Assembly of Notables did which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be quizzed on some of the major participants in the Assembly of Notables and the Estates General. You'll need to know about the actions of these groups, as well as the general climate in France in the 1780s.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • A problem (or problems) in France in the 1780s
  • Plans of Charles de Calonne
  • What the Assembly of Notables did
  • Estates General and individual Estates
  • What the Third Estate did

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Assembly of Notables and Estates General
  • Making connections - understand how the behavior of the nobility and clergy led to the creation of the National Assembly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the French Revolution in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of the National Assembly

Additional Learning

For further study on the start of the French Revolution, review the accompanying lesson titled Assembly of Notables and the Estates General. You will learn about the following topics:

  • Roles of King Louis XVI, Charles de Calonne, Jacques Necker, and Etienne Charles Lomenie de Brienne
  • What the parlements were
  • France's crises in the mid-1780s