The Emergence of the Emigres In the French Revolution

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1. Who made up the majority of the emigres?

  • The Second Estate and the Clergy
  • The Third Estate and Clergy
  • The Second Estate
  • Serfs and Seigneurs
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2. Why did the army suffer as a result of the growth in emigres?

  • The Foreign armies were growing and developing technical equipment at a faster rate
  • Noble officers emigrated resulting in a lack of military discipline
  • The number of deskilled peasants entering the army grew as unemployment soared in other industries
  • Military Generals emigrated, leaking military information to foreign armies

3. What did the term 'Emigres' become associated with?

  • A group of devout Catholics who wanted to preserve the Papacy and Church
  • A group of committed Monarchists who wanted to construct an Absolute Monarchy in Prussia
  • A group of frivolous nobles attempting to restore the Ancien Regime for personal gain
  • A group of radical republicans planning a future invasion with the help of foreign republicans

4. What did many emigres join or support?

  • The Constitutional Movement
  • The Counter-Revolution
  • The Feuillants
  • The Republican Movement

5. Why did the rich members of the bourgeoisie leave France?

  • They knew that the middle classes didn't have to pay tax in Austria and Prussia
  • They feared they would be excluded from the Constitution
  • They feared for their lives and property
  • They feared a coup d'etat by the Jacobins


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