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The French Revolution

Can you answer these questions about the French Revolution?
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What king and queen were beheaded in 1793?
Louis XVI
Marie Antoinette
What device was used to behead them?
Guillotine
What did that queen supposedly say that people should eat if they had no bread?
Cake
Who emerged as dictator of France following the Revolution?
Napoleon Bonaparte
What groups of people comprised the "three estates" prior to the revolution?
Clergy
Nobility
Commoners
What prison was stormed in 1789?
Bastille
On what day of the year was that prison stormed?
July 14th
What Charles Dickens novel is set in London and Paris during the
time of the French Revolution?
A Tale of Two Cities
What is name of the period, in 1793 and 1794, in which thousands were executed?
The Reign of Terror
What small group led France during that period?
Committee of Public Safety
What "incorruptible" and bloodthirsty revolutionary was executed in 1794?
Maximilien Robespierre
What revolutionary motto, first uttered in 1790, is still the national motto of France?
Liberty, egality, fraternity
France's national anthem was written in 1792. What city is it named after?
Marseille
What atheistic cult was promoted as a replacement for Catholicism?
Cult of Reason
What system of weights and measures was introduced in 1791?
Metric System
Who weren't granted rights by the "Declaration of the Rights of Man"?
Women
What period of time was increased to 10 days in length?
The Week
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level 67
Mar 6, 2018
Accept "commoners" for "peasants"?
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2018
Commoners would have worked. I actually just changed the displayed answer to that too.
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level 59
Jul 14, 2018
Accept "commons" as well? As in House of Commons.
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level 73
Jul 14, 2018
I tried laity and a few other things before arriving at peasants.
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level 67
Mar 6, 2018
Accept "Bastille Day" for day prison was stormed? (This is a joke before any of the usual crowd get your shorts in a knot. However, it might be considered legitimate for those who didn't know the name of the prison!)
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level 38
Jul 14, 2018
Officially French do not celebrate bastille day. They celebrate Federation day which happened a year later at the same date. They choose that date because they didn't want a bloodbath to become celebrate. That didn't worked.
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level 66
Jul 16, 2018
Only 7 prisoners were released on that day and all low level crooks, thieves etc.
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level 79
Mar 6, 2018
Please accept the French "fraternité" or the English "brotherhood" for the motto? I had no idea you could say "fraternity". Also "peasants" is not the same as bourgeoisie, at least not to my understanding and a quick check of wikipedia. Maybe "Commoners" is a better English word for it?
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level 74
Mar 6, 2018
Seconded. I tried the French spelling, and then the English word brotherhood - neither worked. And, if you're going to Anglicize it, shouldn't "egality" be "equality?"
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2018
Whoops. Fraternité was supposed to work. It will now.
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level 66
Mar 6, 2018
Agreed, "egality" isn't a word in English. Liberté, égalité, fraternité = liberty, equality, brotherhood (or fraternity).
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level 72
Mar 6, 2018
Could decimal work for metric?
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level 69
Mar 7, 2018
Not the same thing
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level 73
Mar 7, 2018
"bloodthisty" = bloodthirsty
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2018
Fixed
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level 70
Mar 7, 2018
I tried 14th July as I knew this to be the date but it did not work, so gave up. Please allow different combinations of this date going forward.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2018
Added two more combinations to the twelve that were already accepted.
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level 76
Mar 7, 2018
Was one of the twelve "Bastille Day"? :)
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level 67
Jul 14, 2018
Nope. I couldn't remember the day so I tried it, fully not expecting it to work.
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level 58
Jul 14, 2018
I tried slaves for the "women" answer and it worked
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level 53
Jul 14, 2018
Could you accept "brotherhood" in addition to fraternity? They are actually the same word in French, and I didn't even think of the word fraternity. I always heard "Liberty, Egality, and Brotherhood"
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level 47
Jul 14, 2018
Sure but at least can you say it with a French accent?
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level 66
Jul 16, 2018
Why would you not say 'Equality' for Egality then?
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level 18
Jul 14, 2018
For the clue, "Who weren't granted rights by the "Declaration of the Rights of Man"?, I typed in "slaves" and the correct answer appeared: "women". How appropriate.
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level 47
Jul 14, 2018
the motto should be written as Liberté, égalité, fraternité. unless your translating it to English as Liberty, Equality, Fraternity?
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level 53
Jul 14, 2018
Robbespiere Robspierre Robespiere Robespierre is hard to spell
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level 55
Jul 15, 2018
Soooo I typed “slave” for the Declaration question and it worked as a type-in for “women”...
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level 43
Jul 21, 2018
Both are correct. Slavery was not mentioned in the document, much like the US Declaration of Independence (at least after they deleted Jefferson's passage about it). On Jetpunk, if a question has multiple correct answers it only displays the default
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level 43
Jul 16, 2018
Have a slight problem with the answer Napoleon. Yes he did emerge - but relatively a long time afterwards.
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level 63
Jul 16, 2018
Typed in "let them eat cake" a number of times and even tried it in French before reading the question correctly.
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level 59
Jul 19, 2018
Interesting that in English it's "Committee of Public SAFETY", while in German for example you call it "Wohlfahrtsausschuss", meanning "Committee of Public WELFARE" - the latter seeming closer to the original "comité de SALUT public".
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level 39
Jul 22, 2018
Interesting that Thomas Jefferson, an author of the American "Declaration of Independence" also co-authored the French "Rights of Man" in 1789. (guess that's why neither document took issue with slavery). Nonetheless, while the French in effect, ended slavery in 1794, it took the United States a good 71 years (1865) to follow suit. Truly the embodiment of a man "who speak with fork tongue".
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level 34
Jul 22, 2018
"Cult of the Nation" would be the right answer here. The Cult of Reason is an Enlightenment concept.