Directions: Answer the following questions as you watch the video



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Unit 5: The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era (1789 – 1815)

Video Questions: Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen

Directions: Answer the following questions as you watch the video, Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen.


  1. How old was Marie Antoinette when she married Louis XVI? _________ How old was she when she became queen? _________




  1. Marie Antoinette was the fifteenth daughter of Austrian Hapsburg Empress _________________.




  1. Marie Antoinette loved music and even met the great composer ____________, who was also a child, in Vienna, Austria where it is said that he proposed to her.




  1. King Louis XV, Louis XVI’s grandfather, died of the disease ____________ in 1774.




  1. Marie Antoinette is said to have uttered the damaging sentence, “Let them eat ___________,” though she never really said it in response to a bread shortage in France in 1770s.




  1. True or False: Marie Antoinette often treated King Louis XVI poorly and even was known to set the clocks forward an hour to get rid of him.




  1. True or False: Marie Antoinette’s brother Joseph II, Emperor of Austria, detested her and viewed her as a liability to Austria’s ambitions of cementing an alliance with France.




  1. True or False: Finally, in 1778, after eight years of marriage, Marie Antoinette finally gave birth to the grandson her Austrian mother had always wanted.




  1. A 1783 portrait of Marie Antoinette did further damage to her image as queen among the French people because she was dressed in a loose-fitting gown of cotton linen and not the traditional tighter fitting dress made of __________.




  1. Further adding to her misery, the people of France thought Marie Antoinette, with the aid of Cardinal de Rohan, in 1785 secretly tried to buy one of the most expensive ________________ ever made, though most now believe both were innocent.




  1. How many prisoners were being detained in the Bastille when it was stormed on July 14, 1789? ____________



  1. When the angry mob broke into the palace at Versailles in October 1789, they cut up her ______________ after the queen barely escaped death by fleeing to the king’s room.




  1. Upon leaving Versailles for the last time for the palace named the Tuileries, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were placed under ______________.




  1. What happened to the royal family when they left the Tuileries in Paris for the Austrian Netherlands in June 1791? _____________________________________________________




  1. Why did the Prussian commander threaten to destroy Paris in the summer of 1792 as France was invaded by both soldiers from Prussia and Austria? ______________________




  1. After the French victory over the Prussians in the Battle of Valmy, Louis XVI was tried and found guilty of the crime of ____________.




  1. What was Louis XVI’s sentence? _______________________________




  1. When French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was murdered in July 1793, an angry mob seized her and transferred her to ___________.




  1. Why did Marie Antoinette apologize to her executioner? ____________




  1. How old was she when she died? ___________



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