The French Revolution broke out in 1789. At the time France was in a crisis. The government was badly run and people’s lives were miserable. King Louis XIV tried to control the national parliament and raise more taxes. But his effort failed. He ordered his troops to Versailles. The people thought that Louis intended to put down the Revolution by force. On July 14, 1789, they stormed and took the Bastille, where political prisoners were kept. Ever since that day, July 14 has been the French National Day. Louis tried to flee the country in 1792, to get support from Austria and Prussia. However, he was caught and put in prison. In September 1792, the monarchy was abolished. In the same year, Louis was executed. A few months later his wife, Marie, also had her head cut off. The Revolution of France had frightened the other kings of Europe. Armies from Austria and Prussia began to march against France. The French raised republican armies to defend the nation. The Revolution went through a period of terror. Thousands of people lost their lives. In the end, power passed to Napoleon Bonaparte.

1.[单选题]This passage is about the French Revolution.
  • A.T
  • B.F
2.[单选题]The national economy was developing rapidly in 1789.
  • A.T
  • B.F
3.[单选题]The effect of the Revolution was that the King tried to control the national parliament.
  • A.T
  • B.F
4.[单选题]The underlined word “abolished” mean “ended
  • A.T
  • B.F
5.[单选题]The political prisoners were kept in Prussia.
  • A.T
  • B.F
参考答案: A,B,B,A,B