Political Factions in the French National Convention


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Which faction was relatively moderate and supported a decentralized government?

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1. How were the Girondins and the Montagnards different?

2. Which faction was comprised of the majority of the National Convention delegates and tended to be uncommitted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the lesson on politics in the French National Convention when you take this quiz/worksheet combo. The purpose of the Committee of Public Safety will be addressed on the quiz, as well as factions of the National Convention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review various factions of the National Convention, including the:

  • Girondins
  • Plain
  • Montagnards
  • Marais

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on politics in the French National Convention
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Girondins and the Cordeliers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the moderate and radical factions of the National Convention

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Political Factions in the French National Convention is available to you to for further learning on this topic. By accessing it, you can expect to:

  • Understand the background that led to rise of the National Convention
  • Identify the various factions of the National Convention and their respective goals
  • Recognize the impact of the battle for control of the National Convention