The Ancien Regime: Structure, Politics & Powers


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In the class hierarchy of the ancien regime, who was at the top of the ladder?

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1. Which group made up the Second Estate?

2. Which groups were typically exempt from taxation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term ancien regime describes the structure, politics, and powers of French society before the French Revolution, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the period. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the characteristics of French society during this era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these assets is to ensure you understand the following:

  • Hierarchy of the ancien regime
  • The Second Estate
  • Downfall of the ancien regime

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Second Estate and seigneurial system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding taxation in the ancien regime
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the hierachyancien regime

Additional Learning

To learn more about French history, review the following lesson called The Ancien Regime: Structure, Politics & Powers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn who made up the different Estates
  • Define ancien regime
  • Understand the structure of ancient French society
  • Identify the problems of the ancien regime prior to the French Revolution
  • Know how the French Revolution changed society