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What was one important consequence of the Battle of Trafalgar?
a) Portugal became part of the French Empire.
b) Napoleon conquered Russia.
c) Napoleon gave up his plans of invading Britain.
d) Napoleon became emperor.

What was Napoleon able to accomplish during peacetime?
a) He set up government-run public schools.
b) He set up a comprehensive system of laws.
c) He established a fairer tax code.
d) All of these are true.

What issue led to the first meeting of the Estates-General in 175 years?
a) proposed taxation of the Second Estate
b) political representation in the government
c) food shortages and riots among the peasants
d) equalizing the tax burden among the Three Estates

What major geographical advantage did Alexander I have over Napoleon's Grand Army?
a) The Grand Army had no access to the Baltic Sea.
b) The Grand Army was far from its enemies.
c) The Grand Army was not accustomed to Russian winters.
d) The Grand Army had great difficulty navigating the Black Sea.

What strategy did Czar Alexander I use to defeat Napoleon in Russia?
a) endless negotiations
b) guns and cannons
c) frontal attack
d) scorched-earth policy

What issue arose after the king called for the Estates-General to meet?
a) where to meet
b) what would be discussed
c) how many votes each estate would get
d) whether the Third Estate would be represented

What happened on July 14, Bastille Day?
a) Robespierre was executed by guillotine.
b) French women marched all the way to Versailles.
c) A mob stormed a prison looking for gunpowder.
d) All of these are true.

What did Klemens von Metternich NOT want to accomplish at the Congress of Vienna?
a) create a balance of power in Europe
b) strengthen countries surrounding France to prevent future French aggression
c) restore Europe's royal families to their thrones
d) create the beginnings of a European democracy

What does the word plebiscite mean?
a) an agreement
b) a vote of the people
c) a seizure of power
d) a public school

The action of Napoleon's that caused the greatest human losses was ___
a) the Battle of Trafalgar
b) the sale of the Louisiana Territory
c) the Peninsular War
d) the Russian invasion

The actions of the Congress of Vienna helped to generate an independence movement in
a) Africa.
b) North America.
c) South America.
d) Asia.

The person most responsible for the accomplishments of the Congress of Vienna was
a) Czar Alexander I of Russia.
b) Emperor Francis I of Austria.
c) King Frederick William III of Prussia.
d) Prince Klemens von Metternich of Austria.

The accomplishments of the Congress of Vienna included all of the following EXCEPT
a) reinstating the royal families dethroned by Napoleon.
b) surrounding France with strong neighboring countries.
c) creating a balance of power among European nations.
d) signing the alliances that made up the Concert of Europe.

How did Great Britain react to the Continental System?
a) It invaded France.
b) It organized its own blockade.
c) It negotiated a peace agreement with France.
d) It formed an alliance with Austria and Prussia.

In what way did the bourgeoisie differ from other members of the Third Estate?
a) They believed in Enlightenment ideals.
b) They had more political power.
c) They were poor.
d) They were fond of expensive clothing and elegant living.

How did Admiral Nelson defeat the French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar?
a) He ordered the British fleet to surround the French fleet.
b) He bombed Napoleon's fleet.
c) He divided the French fleet into smaller groups and then attacked them.
d) He pretended to retreat and then attacked them from behind.

As a result of actions taken by the Congress of Vienna, the monarchy was restored on the basis of legitimacy in
a) Russia.
b) Prussia.
c) Great Britain.
d) Spain.

During the Reign of Terror, who was safe from the guillotine?
a) only Maximilien Robespierre
b) known revolutionaries
c) no one
d) the nobility

About what percent of France's population belonged to the First and Second Estates?
a) 2
b) 10
c) 50
d) 98

An important aspect of Napoleon's character was his unwillingness to accept defeat. What action best shows that trait?
a) He gives up his throne and is exiled.
b) He returns to France and raises another army.
c) He loses the Battle of Trafalgar to British navy.
d) He sells the Louisiana Territory to the United States.

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