The Failures & Death of Louis XIV


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Which king was executed during the French Revolution?

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1. Which French Enlightenment thinker criticized King Louis XIV for being vain?

2. The concept that God ordains monarchs to rule, and they are therefore not subject to the will of the people is called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz will ask you about the life and legacy of King Louis XIV of France. To pass the quiz, you'll need to answer several questions about the king's rulership, critics and political stances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Identify the king who was executed during the French Revolution
  • Remember who criticized King Louis XIV for his vanity
  • Know the concept that suggests that God selects kings to rule, meaning that kings are not subject to the people's will
  • Select an example that illustrates King Louis XIV taking this concept too far
  • Recognize true and false statements regarding King Louis XIV

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Louis XIV to answer several questions about his actions as king
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the differences between true and false facts about King Louis XIV
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the French Enlightenment thinker who criticized the king

Additional Learning

The Failures & Death of Louis XIV is a related lesson that explores this king's life, death and legacy. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Know how Napoleon described King Louis XIV
  • Learn how old Louis XIV lived to be
  • Assess whether or not King Louis XIV should be considered a good king