History quiz

Exercises on the Consulate in the French Revolution

Last updated:2022-07-25
question 1

Upon coming to power through the coup of 18 Brumaire, which put an end to the Directory phase in the French Revolution, Napoleon became consul of France, along with two other consuls, who were :

a) San Martin and Danton.

b) Marat and Saint-Juste

c) Robespierre and Marat.

d) Sieyès and Roger Ducos.

e) Robespierre and Sieyès.

question 2

(UFPR) Napoleon Bonaparte became First Consul of France in 1799. About the Napoleonic period, it is correct to say:

a) The arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte to power was a victory for the royalists, who wanted the return of the Monarchy in France.

b) Napoleon's aristocratic origin and the support of the French nobility were decisive for him to overthrow the Directory and establish the Consulate.

c) Domestically, Napoleon's government was marked by the restructuring of the state bureaucracy and the infrastructure works carried out.

d) Emperor Napoleon ruled France spreading republican democracy and strengthening political representation in the legislative power assemblies.

e) Externally, the Napoleonic period was characterized by military support for Austria against the expansionist interests of England.

question 3

From an economic point of view, what was the main measure implemented by the Consulate?

a) the creation of the aircraft industry.

b) the creation of the automobile industry.

c) the demand for compensation from the Austrians.

d) borrowing from England.

e) the creation of the Bank of France.

question 4

(Mackenzie) The French Revolution eliminated the privileges of the Ancien Régime, spreading the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. Napoleon Bonaparte adopted measures that violated these principles. Check the alternative that contains one of these measures:

a) The ratification of the agrarian reform carried out by the Revolution.

b) The freezing of prices through the decree of the Law of Maximum.

c) The prohibition, in the Napoleonic Civil Code, of workers' strikes.

d) Maintenance of the Consulate.

e) Tilsit's treatise.

answers Question 1

Letter D

Roger Ducos and the abbot Siyès integrated, with Napoleon, the so-called phase of the Consulate, in the context of the French Revolution. This phase lasted until 1804, when Napoleon, through a plebiscite, managed to become Emperor of France.

question 2

Letter C

Napoleon was responsible for reorganizing the structure of the French state machine, as well as for promoting broad urban reforms. Furthermore, it was during the period of the Consulate that the bases of the Civil Code created by Napoleon as consul and perfected by him, but as emperor, were developed.

Question 3

Letter E

The Bank of France was created in 1800 and was controlled by the French State. The bank's objective was to offer credit so that the bourgeoisie could expand its activities.

Question 4

Letter C

The Napoleonic Civil Code was formulated between 1803 and 1804. Although it defined the bases for the general organization of French civil society and these bases served, a posteriori, as a model for many nations in the 19th and 20th centuries, there were certain prejudices in relation to freedom. One of these losses was the criminalization of the right to strike.