Flight to Varennes and Champ de Mars Massacre

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1. Why did a crowd gather at the Champs de Mars?

  • To witness the execution of Louis.
  • To sign a petition arguing against the King's reinstatement.
  • To protest against the National Assembly.
  • To sign a petition demanding Marie Antoinette be crowned Queen.
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2. What happened in the weeks following the Champs de Mars Massacre?

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

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

  • The peasants and serfs in the crowd.
  • The crowd who had begun setting fire to buildings.
  • The peaceful and unarmed crowd.
  • The anarchists in the crowd.

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. How did the National Assembly deal with Louis following his attempted escape?

  • Louis was asked to apologise before a crowd.
  • Louis was to return to his position as absolute monarch.
  • Louis had his powers taken away.
  • Louis was immediately deported.


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