1. In what year did Marie Antoinette marry the future Louis XVI?
2. How many children did Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI have?
None; Marie was unable to conceive
3. In 1789, an angry crowd led by women marched to Versaille. What did they demand?
Marie Antoinette's head
4. Marie Antoinette was often accused of having a secret love affair with whom?
The Cardinal de Rohan, a French Bishop
Count Axel von Fersen, a Swedish Statesman
Jacques Necker, the Minister of Finance
The Abbe Sieyes, a key player in the start of France's Revolution
5. In her last days, Marie Antoinette was held prisoner with her two surviving children and Madame Elizabeth, who was:
Her favorite servant
Louis XVI's mistress
6. Which one of Marie Antoinette's closest friends was tortured and beheaded by the Parisian mob?
Princesse de Lamballe
Madame du Barry
Comtesse de Lamotte
7. As a young queen, how did Marie Antoinette wear her hair?
In traditional Austrian braids
In a severe bun
Piled three feet high
Shaved to the scalp and covered with a bonnet
8. How did Marie Antoinette change the landscape at Petit Trianon?
She removed all formal gardens and planted wildflowers
She paved the entire area with precious marble slabs
She had it landscaped to resemble the English countryside
She built numerous apartments for the peasantry
Copyright David Grubin Productions, Inc. 2006
Published September 13, 2006