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Louis XIV Quiz

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Which of the following nicknames has been applied to Louis XIV of France to reflect his pomp and authority?
"The Sun King"
"The Rainbow Emperor"
"The Tiger of Versailles"
"The Colossus"

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One of the more fascinating facts about Louis XIV is that he became king at what young age?
Less than one year old
2 years old
4 years old
6 years old

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Louis XIV cemented the absolute authority of the French crown through his efforts at reforming the aristocracy. He accomplished this by doing which of the following?
He moved them to his own palace and put them to work in minor governmental positions.
He simply executed them all.
He took away their estates and made them live among the peasantry.
He made it illegal for any nobleman but himself to collect taxes.

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Louis XIV was the son of Louis XIII and what famous French Queen?
Marie Antoinette
Anne of Austria
Mary of Scotland
Margarette of Bourbon

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Louis XIV left a legacy of cruelty in regards to his treatment of minorities in his nation. He revoked the Edict of Nantes which had previously provided rights for what religious group in France?
Louis XIV Quiz
Mormons
Huguenots
Jews
Catholics

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Of what noble European house was Louis XIV a member of?
The House of Bourbon
The House of Windsor
The House of Worcestershire
The House of Sandwich

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Louis XIV was advised by a number of famous politicians, including what famous cardinal who was the protege of Richelieu?
Montesquieu
Mazarin
Noirtier
Jobeques

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What is the name given to Louis XIV's policies that forced French citizens to convert to Catholicism or leave the country?
The Muespell Acts
The Dragonnades
The Rochambiens
The Placettes du Monde

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Louis XIV's glorious palace was built in and still stands as a masterpiece of architecture in what city?
Lyon
Marseilles
Avignon
Versailles

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Louis XIV was a man who believed absolute monarchical power stemmed from whom?
The citizens
Other monarchs
The phases of the moon
God

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During Louis XIV's reign, he became the patron of many artists. What famous Parisian landmark, which used to be home for French kings, was converted into the art museum it is today?
Notre Sagesse
The Grande Belle
The Lily-Pris
The Louvre

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In the early 1700s, Louis XIV launched a military campaign to keep his relative on the throne of what nation?
Spain
England
Prussia
Serbia

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What is the name of the series of aristocratic French civil wars that plagued the first half of Louis XIV's reign?
The Nuillones
The Perseuces
The Fronde
The Bourdean

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