The Estates General Meeting and the French Revolution


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What was the Estates General?

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1. Which war led King Louis XVI to raise taxes?

2. Which estate was composed of commoners?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to find out what you know about the Estates General in France. You will be quizzed on the three different estates and how they affected the French Revolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll test your understanding of topics like:

  • What the Estates General were
  • Who the National Assembly was made up of
  • Which estate represented the interests of the commoners

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what war caused Louis XVI to raise taxes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happened after the Bastille was stormed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the Estates General was and how it affected French history

Additional Learning

Learn more about this historical group by reviewing the lesson titled The Estates General Meeting and the French Revolution. You will explore new topics like:

  • Who made up the First and Second Estates
  • Why the Third Estate left the meeting of the Estates General
  • How the King reacted to the formation of the National Assembly