Flight to Varennes and Champ de Mars Massacre

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1. Who did the National Guard open fire on in the Champs de Mars meeting?

  • The crowd who had begun setting fire to buildings.
  • The anarchists in the crowd.
  • The peaceful and unarmed crowd.
  • The peasants and serfs in the crowd.
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2. How did violence emerge in the Champs de Mars gathering?

  • The Assembly called in the Austrian Army to disperse the crowd.
  • A group of radicals began setting fire to protestors.
  • The Assembly called in the National Guard to disperse the crowd.
  • The crowd started shooting at nobles signing the petition.

3. Who led the National Guard in dispersing the crowd?

  • Calonne
  • Louis XVI
  • Lafayette
  • Robespierre

4. Prior to the Massacre, what did the National Assembly pretend had happened to the King?

  • That he had been kidnapped.
  • That he has been killed.
  • That he had gone missing.
  • That he had killed two members of the National Assembly.

5. What happened in the weeks following the Champs de Mars Massacre?

  • Growth in the demand for an absolute monarchy.
  • Decrease in the demand for a republic.
  • Growth in the demand for a republic.
  • Decrease in the population of Paris.


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