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Dechristianisation of France during the French Revolution: Quiz


Question 1: Priests were among those drowned in the Noyades for treason under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Carrier; priests and nuns were among the mass executions at ________, for separatism, on the orders of Joseph Fouché and Collot d'Herbois.

Question 2: In 18th century ________, ninety-five percent of the population were adherents to the Roman Catholic faith.
CanadaItalyFranceUnited Kingdom

Question 3: Victims of Revolutionary violence, whether religious or not, were popularly treated as ________ martyrs, the place of their killing becoming objects of pilgrimage.
PopeCanonizationCatholic ChurchPope John Paul II

Question 4: the enactment of a law on October 21, 1793 making all nonjuring ________ and all persons who harboured them liable to death on sight.
Liturgical bookLutheranismBishopPriest

Question 5: French priests had to receive Papal approval to sign such an oath, and ________ spent almost eight months deliberating on the issue.
Pope Pius IXPope Clement XIIIPope Leo XIIPope Pius VI

Question 6: destruction of ________, bells and other external signs of worship
CrossPope John Paul IIFlags with crossesChristianity

Question 7: The Gregorian calendar, an instrument decreed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, was replaced by the ________ which abolished the sabbath, Saints' days and any references to the Church.
Chinese calendarAstronomical year numberingFrench Republican CalendarHebrew calendar

Question 8: ________ and his colleagues decided to supplant both Catholicism and the rival, atheistic Cult of Reason with the Cult of the Supreme Being.
French RevolutionNational ConventionLouis Antoine de Saint-JustMaximilien Robespierre

Question 9: The Church was the largest landowner in the country whose properties provided massive revenues from its tenants plus enormous income from the collection of ________.
AltruismCharitable organizationTitheAlms

Question 10: removal of statues, plates and other ________ from places of worship
Gothic artMadonna (art)Halo (religious iconography)Iconography


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