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

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

  • Calonne
  • Lafayette
  • Robespierre
  • Louis XVI

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

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

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