• 1.  How does a ‘Subsistence Crisis’ happen?

  • Bad harvest leads to scarcity of grains
  • Food prices rise and the poorest cannot buy bread
  • Leads to weaker bodies, diseases, deaths and even food riots
  • All the above
  • 2.  Which of the following statements is untrue about the Third Estate

  • The Third Estate was made of the poor only
  • Within the Third Estate some were rich and some were poor
  • Richer members of the Third Estate owned lands
  • Peasants were obliged to serve in the army, or build roads
  • 3.  A guillotine was ____________________

  • A device consisting of two poles and a blade with which a person was beheaded
  • A fine sword with which heads were cut off
  • A special noose to hang people
  • none of the above
  • 4.  The word livres stands for:

  • unit of currency in France
  • tax levied by the Church
  • Tax to be paid directly to the state
  • none of these
  • 5.  What was the ‘Subsistence Crisis’ which occurred frequently in France?

  • An extreme situation endangering the basic means of livelihood
  • Subsidy in food grains
  • Large-scale production of food grains
  • None of the above
  • 6.  What was ‘Estates General’?

  • Post of Army General
  • A political body
  • Head of all landed property
  • Advisor of the king
  • 7.  The term ‘Old Regime' is usually used to describe

  • France before 1000 B.C.
  • Society of France after 1789 A.D.
  • Society and institutions of France before 1789 A.D.
  • None of the above
  • 8.  Which of these books was written by John Locke?

  • The Spirit of the Laws
  • Two Treatises on Government
  • The Social Contract
  • All the above
  • 9.  In the meeting of the Estates General, the members of the Third Estate demanded that

  • All the three Estates should have one vote altogether
  • Each member of the three Estates should have one vote
  • Each Estate should have one vote
  • None of the above
  • 10.  Who led the representatives of the Third Estate in Versailles on 20th June?

  • Mirabeau
  • Abbe Sieyes
  • Louis XVI
  • Both a and b
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