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Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès: Quiz


Question 1: As he was authorized by the French government to serve abroad without losing his nationality, he set off for ________, then for Russia, countries where his family had many connections (his mother was Prinz von Hatzfeld's niece).
German EmpireHamburgPrussiaEast Prussia

Question 2: Born in ________ (France) to a French royalist émigré family, first boy among six children, he was destined for a military career.

Question 3: He was therefore sent to Saint-Cyr, the prime French military academy, and, in 1830, as cavalry officer, he supported Charles X's party during the ________.
July MonarchyCharles Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordBourbon RestorationJuly Revolution

Question 4: After the exile of the latter, d'Anthès refused to serve under the July Monarchy, resigned from the army and withdrew to his father's home in ________.

Question 5: Despite his later career as a senator under the Second French Empire, d'Anthès's name is most famous because of the duel he fought with Russia's greatest poet, ________.
Alexander PushkinMikhail LermontovVasily ZhukovskyMikhail Glinka

Question 6: That's the way he met the Dutch ________ to the court, Baron Heeckeren.
Spanish languagePlenipotentiaryGerman languageRomanian language

Question 7: Two years later, in 1836, he became ________.
MidshipmanSecond LieutenantMilitary rankLieutenant


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