Quiz  /  Jacobins
  • 1. 
    Who were the Jacobins during the French Revolution?

  • People that supported the king
  • Members of the clergy
  • Members of a radical political club
  • Nobles and aristocrats against the revolution
  • 2. 
    How did the Jacobin Club get its name?

  • From a French folk hero
  • From their leader Pierre Jacobin
  • From the monastery where the club met
  • From the name of a French king
  • 3. 
    Who was the most powerful member of the Jacobins during the Reign of Terror?

  • Jean-Paul Marat
  • Olympe de Gouges
  • Madame Roland
  • Maximilien Robespierre
  • 4. 
    What did the Jacobins do to people they suspected of treason?

  • They could no longer vote
  • Issued them a fine
  • Exiled them from France
  • Had them executed
  • 5. 
    Which of the factions in the Jacobin Club was the less radical?

  • Democrats
  • Cordelier
  • Mountain
  • Girondists
  • 6. 
    How did the Mountain faction get its name?

  • They came from a mountainous region of France
  • They were all mountain climbers
  • They had high ideals
  • They sat along the top benches in the Assembly
  • 7. 
    What Jacobin was a radical journalist who was assassinated while taking a bath?

  • Louis XVI
  • Madame Roland
  • Olympe de Gouges
  • Jean-Paul Marat
  • 8. 
    What happened to many of the Girondists at the start of the Reign of Terror?

  • They were executed
  • They were given raises
  • They became very powerful
  • They ran the guillotines
  • 9. 
    What political club was led by Georges Danton and played a major role in the Storming of the Bastille?

  • The Mountain
  • Girondin
  • Jacobin
  • Cordeliers
  • 10. 
    What was the Jacobin motto?

  • Terror rules
  • Live free or die
  • Freedom from tyranny
  • France forever
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