The Palace of Versailles: History & Facts


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Why did people call Louis XIV the Sun King?

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1. What 17th Century pastime inspired the location choice of Versailles for a new palace?

2. Which two legal documents were signed at the Palace of Versailles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will check your knowledge of the Palace of Versailles. These assessments will focus on the history of the palace, as well as palace facts. Quiz questions will include why people called Louis XIV the 'Sun King' and what 17th century hobby inspired Versailles to be the location for a new palace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you will need to know the following information:

  • Which two legal documents were signed at Versailles
  • What belief motivated Louis to construct the Chapel of Versailles
  • The wife of which French king found it acceptable to live in the Petit Trianon

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the Palace of Versailles from the lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding why people nicknamed Louis XIV the 'Sun King'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about which two legal documents were signed at Versailles

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, please review the lesson called The Palace of Versailles: History & Facts. This lesson will cover the following information:

  • A review of the palace's construction and design of the royal residence
  • The architecture of the Palace of Versailles, including the Hall of Mirrors
  • Detailed descriptions of the Grand Trianon