18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI


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How did Louis XIV cement his power?

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1. Which statement best characterizes Louis XV?

2. Which of the following events occurred LAST?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The reigns of Louis XIV, XV and XVI in 18th century France are rich with major French historical event. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge and vocabulary surrounding those events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Definitions of terms related to these kings and era
  • Louis XIV, XV and XVI's roles, successes and failures
  • 18th century French military strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Defining Key Concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms regarding French monarchies and absolute power
  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reigns of Louis XIV, XV and XVI in 18th century France
  • Knowledge Application - use your knowledge of 18th century French monarchies to answer questions about major events

Additional Learning

To learn more about Louis XIV, XV and XVI, review the accompanying lesson called 18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The epitome of Absolutism: Louis XIV
  • A weak king: Louis XV
  • The end of the monarchy: Louis XVI
  • War of the Polish Succession
  • War of the Austrian Succession
  • The Seven Years' War
  • The beginning of the French Revolution