The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline


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Who was originally responsible for leading the Committee of Public Safety that was formed in April 1793?

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1. Approximately how many people were executed during the Reign of Terror?

2. Under which law could someone be arrested, imprisoned and executed in the name of safeguarding the revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the Reign of Terror. While taking the quiz, you can expect questions on topics such as the Committee of Public Safety and Robespierre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Robespierre
  • Committee of Public Safety
  • Number of people who were guillotined during the Reign of Terror
  • Law that supported the Reign of Terror

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Reign of Terror
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Committee of Public Safety
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the execution of Robespierre and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline can help you discover more about this subject. Goals of this lesson include the following:

  • Detail the Legislative Assembly being overthrown
  • Explore the death of King Louis XVI
  • Explain the impact of Robespierre
  • Cover the end of the Reign of Terror