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Question 1: The ________, theoretically representing the other 97% of the French population, in practice represented an increasing proportion of the country's wealth.
Estates of the realmParliament of ScotlandFrench States-GeneralParliament

Question 2: The ________ and the Second Estate together represented only 3% of France's national population.
ParliamentFrench States-GeneralParliament of ScotlandEstates of the realm

Question 3: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Public domainCopyright infringementIntellectual propertyCopyright

Question 4: The Estates-General (or States-General) of 1789 (French: Les États-Généraux de 1789) was the first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates-General, a general assembly representing the French ________, the nobles, the Church and the common people.
The EstatesEstates of the realmParliamentParliament of Scotland

Question 5: When the Estates-General convened in ________ on 5 May 1789 amidst general festivities, many in the Third Estate viewed the double representation as a revolution already peacefully accomplished.

Question 6: This article makes use of the public domain History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814, by François Mignet (1824), as made available by ________.
Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg AustraliaAmazon KindleGoogle Books

Question 7: The independence from the Crown which it displayed paved the way for the ________.
National Constituent AssemblyFrench DirectoryFrench RevolutionNational Convention

Question 8: By this time, Calonne had been succeeded as finance minister by his chief critic, Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne; in turn, Brienne was succeeded by ________, a former finance minister who was sympathetic to the Third Estate.
Cardinal RichelieuLouis Auguste Le Tonnelier de BreteuilCharles Gravier, comte de VergennesJacques Necker


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