Who are you in Revolutionary France?

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This quiz aims to give you some idea of the issues at stake over the course of the French Revolution from the storming of the Bastille in 1789 until roughly the rise of the Directory in 1794. See where your answers match up with the various factions in the Revolutionary landscape.

Take the quiz an extra time or two and play around with your answers to see what results you obtain. While this is a rough-and-ready assessment, the aim is to give you some idea of the diversity of political tendencies that took shape during the Revolution.

Created by: Patrick Harris

  1. What role should the monarchy play in the new France?
  2. How far should political participation extend in the new order?
  3. What role should the Church and religion play in French society?
  4. How do you view the prospect of war with the monarchical powers of Europe?
  5. What role should the state play in the economy?
  6. What are your thoughts on slavery in the French colonies?
  7. What should the relationship be between the government in Paris and the provinces?
  8. What are your thoughts on the Rights of Man?
  9. What do you think about Terror in defense of the Revolution?
  10. What is your view of human nature?

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