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"How many siblings did Marie Antoinette have?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "5" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "2, including a twin brother" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "15" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "None; she was an only child" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In what year did Marie Antoinette marry the future Louis XVI?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "1776" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "1781" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "1770" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "1768" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Marie Antoinette's mother was a famous ruler. Who was she?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Queen Elizabeth" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Eva Peron" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Empress Maria Theresa" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "The Queen of Sheba" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How many children did Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI have?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "11" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "2 (twins)" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "4" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "None; Marie was unable to conceive" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In 1789, an angry crowd led by women marched to Versaille. What did they demand?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Clothing" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Marie Antoinette's head" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Money" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Bread" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Marie Antoinette was often accused of having a secret love affair with whom?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "The Cardinal de Rohan, a French Bishop" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Count Axel von Fersen, a Swedish Statesman" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Jacques Necker, the Minister of Finance" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "The Abbe Sieyes, a key player in the start of France's Revolution" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Due to her extravagant tastes, Marie Antoinette had many nicknames, including:" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Queen Moneybags" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Madame Deficit" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Lady Luxury" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Duchess Dollar" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How many years after their marriage did Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI have their first child?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "8" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "3" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "They had a child out of wedlock prior to marriage." , 'quiz_answer_4' => "They never had children." , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How old was Marie Antoinette when she got married?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "25" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "12" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "14" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "19" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What was Marie Antoinette's name at birth?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Mary Ann" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Maria Antonia" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Marietta de la Anton" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Marie Antoinette" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "At her trial, what was Marie Antoinette accused of?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Treason" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Adultery" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Sexually abusing her son" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "All of the above" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What infamous quote has been wrongfully attributed to Marie Antoinette?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Peasants aren't people!" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Live and let die." , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Let them eat cake." , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Poverty bores me." , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "When Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI tried to flee house arrest, in which city were they caught?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Varennes" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Paris" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "London" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "St. Tropez" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In her last days, Marie Antoinette was held prisoner with her two surviving children and Madame Elizabeth, who was:" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Her sister" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Her favorite servant" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Her sister-in-law" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Louis XVI's mistress" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What were Marie Antoinette’s last words before she was beheaded?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Sir, I am not guilty. (She screamed this as she tried to get away)." , 'quiz_answer_2' => "I am proud to die for my beloved France." , 'quiz_answer_3' => "I am sorry; I did not mean to do it. (An apology for stepping on the executioner's foot)." , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Shame on you, you vile criminals." , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What is Marie Antoinette’s native country?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "France" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Austria" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Finland" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Spain" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What was the name of Marie Antoinette's famous getaway, built on the grounds of Versailles?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Petit Trianon" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Grand Chateau" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Garden of the Gods" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Chateau de Antoinette" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Was was the name of the jewelry theft scandal in which Marie Antoinette was wrongfully involved?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "The Bracelet Scam" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "The Diamond Necklace Affair" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "The Jewelry Hijacking" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "The Royal Ruse" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How did a French journalist describe Marie Antoinette's procession to her execution?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => ""Marie Antoinette was the picture of courage."" , 'quiz_answer_2' => ""The whore was audacious and insolent to the very end."" , 'quiz_answer_3' => ""Our Queen knew that she had made her bed, and that she must lie in it."" , 'quiz_answer_4' => ""Everyone lining the streets said that a grave mistake was being made."" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What was the name of Marie Antoinette’s firstborn?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Louise Jean Lue" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Marie Antoinette II" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Charles Louis" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Marie Thérèse Charlotte" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "The piece of diamond jewelry at the center of the Diamond Necklace Affair contained how many karats?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "2842" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "10" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "6000" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "None; it was a fake" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "As a young woman, Marie Antoinette was criticized for partaking in what pastime?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Gambling" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Dancing" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Adultery" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "All of the Above" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What was the name of the ambassador sent by Marie Antoinette's mother to report on her activities?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Count Mercy" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Sir de la Rouche" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Cardinal de Rohan" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Axel von Fersen" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "As a child, Marie Antoinette learned how to play:" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "The trumpet" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "The harpsichord" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Poker" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "The violin" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In her entire lifetime, Marie Antoinette never saw:" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "A horse" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "The sea" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "A broom" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "A single peasant" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Marie Antoinette frequently corresponded with her mother, who offered what advice?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "“Never go to bed angry.”" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "“Learn as much as you can about governmental secrets, and pass them back to me.”" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "“Do try to get your head stocked with good reading. You need it more than almost anyone.”" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "“Make a special effort to meet and converse with the people of France, and make them adore you as much as I do.”" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What did Louis XV (Louis XVI's grandfather) die of?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Consumption" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Smallpox" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Old age" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "A heart attack" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "When they learned they would be crowned King and Queen, what did Marie Antoinette and Dauphin Louis pray for?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Health" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Political savvy and many allies" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Guidance and protection" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Nothing; they were atheists" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Louis XVI was a solitary person. What was he passionate about?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Billiards" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Hunting" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Politics" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Opium" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What did Marie Antoinette's mother say about her penchant for fashion?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "“Dress well, and your people will think well of you.”" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "“The French have the finest fabrics and most exquisite tailors, so indulge yourself in your new country’s finery!”" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "“A good queen has no care for her appearance; it is her keen intellect that is most her most attractive feature.”" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "“Simplicity of attire is more suitable to exalted rank.”" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What was the name of the mock village Marie Antoinette had built on the Versaille grounds?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Le Hameau" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Versailles Petit" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "The Creamery" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "The Hall of Mirrors" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Which one of Marie Antoinette's closest friends was tortured and beheaded by the Parisian mob?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Princesse de Lamballe" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Madame Elizabeth" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Madame du Barry" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Comtesse de Lamotte" , 'correct_choice' => "1" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In June 1791, the Royal Family tried to escape from Paris, but was captured and arrested. Who helped arrange the escape?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "The Abbe Sieyes, whose pamphlet sparked the Revolution" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Axel von Fersen, a Swedish Statesman rumored to be the Queen's lover" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Charles IV, the King of Spain" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Marquis de La Fayette, a hero in the American Revolution" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "As a young child, what did Marie Antoinette love to do?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Study mathematics" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Read and write" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Help local poor children" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Sing and dance" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "As a child, Marie Antoinette met what famous composer?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Chopin" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Mozart" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Wagner" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Bach" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "As a young queen, how did Marie Antoinette wear her hair?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "In traditional Austrian braids" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "In a severe bun" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Piled three feet high" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Shaved to the scalp and covered with a bonnet" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "When Marie Antoinette and her husband could not consummate their marriage, what did Marie Antoinette’s mother do?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Required that the couple speak with their priest" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Sent Marie Antoinette's brother to counsel them" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Sent the couple traditional Austrian aphrodisiacs" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "Scheduled a full medical examination for Marie Antoinette" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What did Marie Antoinette do at Petit Trianon?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Milked cows and tended sheep" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Fished" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Gathered flowers" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "All of the above" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How did Marie Antoinette change the landscape at Petit Trianon?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "She removed all formal gardens and planted wildflowers" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "She paved the entire area with precious marble slabs" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "She had it landscaped to resemble the English countryside" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "She built numerous apartments for the peasantry" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How did tabloid pamphlets in France portray Marie Antoinette?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "As a kind and benevolent queen" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "As a steely matriarch, like her mother" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "As an extravagant, adulterous, and perverted ignoramus" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "As a political mastermind" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Why were the underground pamphlets portraying an immoral Marie Antoinette impossible for the French government to suppress?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "France had strong freedom-of-press laws" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "The volume was too great, and production was too fast" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "The queen herself told government officials not to react to such trash" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "King Louis XVI ordered officials to ignore them" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "In the Diamond Necklace Affair, how did con artists trick Cardinal de Rohan into buying a 2,842 karat diamond necklace?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "Having a Marie Antoinette look-alike meet with Rohan to encourage the purchase" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "Forging letters “from Marie Antoinette" to the Cardinal" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "Telling the cardinal how much Marie Antoinette wanted the necklace" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "All of the above" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "Where was The Tennis Court Oath signed?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "At the marble courtyard in Versailles" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "At an indoor tennis court" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "At a court located in a Parisian gentleman's club" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "In a boardroom; its title is a misnomer" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "How many mirrors are in Versailles famed Hall of Mirrors?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "1,019" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "One large mirror placed on the ceiling" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "578" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "17" , 'correct_choice' => "3" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What became of Marie Antoinette's son, Louis-Charles?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "He eventually ruled France" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "He died in prison at age ten" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "He moved to America, where he lived with Thomas Jefferson" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "He died of consumption in infancy" , 'correct_choice' => "2" ); $questions[] = array( 'quiz_question' => "What became of Marie Antoinette's daughter, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte?" , 'quiz_answer_1' => "She was executed beside her mother" , 'quiz_answer_2' => "She married Axel von Fersen, the man rumored to be her mother's lover" , 'quiz_answer_3' => "She had nine children of her own" , 'quiz_answer_4' => "She was allowed to leave France, the only royal family member who survived the Revolution" , 'correct_choice' => "4" ); 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