The Storming of Bastille & the Great Fear


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What did the Bastille represent to the French people by 1789?

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1. What role did Jacques Necker play in the eventual storming of the Bastille?

2. What decision ultimately cost Bernard-René Jordan de Launay his life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of what the Bastille was. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the figures and events related to the storming of the Bastille.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • What is the Bastille
  • Who were Jacques Necker and Bernard-René Jordan de Launay
  • How did the commander responded to the mob
  • What the Great Fear was

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the storming of the Bastille
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as Jacques Necker and Bernard-René Jordan de Launay
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the commanders response during the storming of the Bastille

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson called The Storming of the Bastille & the Great Fear. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the storming of the Bastille
  • Identify who the Estates General, Third Estate and Estates General were
  • See who was king during this time
  • Understand the causes and results of the attack