Napoleon I Multiple Choice Quiz

Answer these questions about the life of Napoleon.
The numbers of deaths are estimated
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1. In which city was Napoleon born?
Paris
Ajaccio
Lyon
Bastia
He was born in Ajaccio, the capital city of Corsica.
2. In which revolt or coup did Napoleon use his "whiff of grapeshot"?
18 Brumaire, November 1799
18 Fructidor, April 1797
1 Prairial, May 1795
13 Vendémiaire, October 1795
13 Vendémiaire was a revolt against the Thermadorian Convention by royalists, who feared its establishment would prevent the restoration of the monarchy. Napoleon used this "whiff of grapeshot" to dispel the revolt.18 Brumaire was a coup orchestrated by Napoleon to bring him to power.18 Fructidor was a coup against royalists within the Directory, and 1 Prairial was a revolt by the Jacobin faction to gain control of Paris.
3. What was discovered during the 1799 Egyptian Campaign?
The tomb of Tutankhamun
The Rosetta Stone
A statue of the goddess Isis
The Cairo Genizah
During the campaign, scientists brought by Napoleon discovered the Rosetta Stone.
4. What year did Napoleon become Emperor of France?
1799
1801
1804
1807
He was made First Consul in 1799, and became Emperor in 1804.
5. The Battle of Marengo was fought between France and who?
Austria
Russia
Italy
Prussia
The Battle of Marengo was fought against Austria in Piedmont, Italy.
6. What was the name of Napoleon's second wife?
Marie-Therese
Joséphine
Marie-Louise
Anne
His second wife was called Marie-Louise. His first wife was his beloved Joséphine.
7. Which brother did Napoleon install as king of Spain in 1808?
Louis
Jérôme
Lucien
Joseph
Louis was King of Holland from 1806-1810 and Jérôme was King of Westphalia from 1807-1813. Lucien was never made a king but held several positions of power in the Directory and was eventually made a French Prince by Napoleon in 1815.
8. Which country was the continental system designed for?
Britain
Russia
Portugal
Spain
The Continental System was done to cut Britain off from mainland Europe and weaken its power.
9. How many soldiers are estimated to have died in the Battle of Borodino?
~45,000
~55,000
~73,000
~92,000
Approximately 73,000 soldiers died in the battle.
10. The return of Napoleon after his escape from Elba is termed what?
Hundred Days
War of the Sixth Coalition
Le Désiré
The Restoration of the Emperor
The war of the Sixth Coalition led to Napoleon's exile in Elba. Le Désiré was a term used for Louis XVIII, who ruled during Napoleon's first exile and after his second.
11. Which treaty returned France to its pre-1790 borders?
The Treaty of Vienna
The Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Waterloo
The Treaty of Fontainebleau
The Treaty of Paris also demanded France pay 700 million francs in indemnities.
12. In what year did Napoleon die?
1820
1821
1822
1824
He died in 1821.
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