Maximilien Robespierre: Biography, Facts & Death


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Robespierre was a member of which political party?

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1. Robespierre's arrest and execution is often referred to as...

2. Robespierre is best known for his part in...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet examines what you remember about Maximilien Robespierre and his claims to fame. You'll review the events he is most known for and the reason for the nickname he was given.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment of your knowledge of:

  • The political party of Maximilien Robespierre
  • What Robespierre's arrest and execution is referred to as
  • What Robespierre is best known for
  • Why Robespierre is nicknamed 'The Incorruptible'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use your knowledge to recognize the political party Robespierre belonged to
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted information about what Robespierre is best known for in history
  • Knowledge application - use understanding of Robespierre's goal(s) for the French Revolution to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

There is comprehensive insight into this man in the lesson, Maximilien Robespierre: Biography, Facts & Death. This lesson explains more detail about:

  • Robespierre's early life and family
  • What Robespierre thought should count more than class and personal gains
  • The three estates in France before the revolution
  • What Robespierre thought needed to happen for the revolution to succeed
  • The period of the Reign of Terror
  • Robespierre's reaction to the people wanting him jailed