Napoleonic Europe and the Post-Napoleonic Era Review Questions for AP European History

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Updated on Mar 4, 2011

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Napoleonic Europe and the Post-Napoleonic Era for AP European History


  1. Which of the following was NOT a principle upheld by the Napoleonic Code?
    1. the safeguarding of all forms of property
    2. the safeguarding of the traditional privileges and prerogatives of the nobility
    3. the safeguarding of the traditional privileges and prerogative of the family patriarch
    4. equality before the law
    5. promotion by merit rather than birth
  2. The Concordat of 1801
    1. created a temporary peace between France and Russia
    2. made Napoleon the "consul for life"
    3. made Napoleon Emperor of France
    4. reconciled France with the Roman Church
    5. forbade the areas of Europe controlled by Napoleon from trading with Great Britain
  3. In October 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar,
    1. the British navy defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets
    2. Napoleon's Grand Army was destroyed
    3. the French army won a victory that gave Napoleon effective control of all of Germany
    4. Napoleon's forces won a victory that forced Russia into a treaty with France
    5. Napoleon was captured and sent to the island of Elba
  4. The decline and fall of Napoleon is best explained by
    1. the inefficiency of the French army
    2. his tactical blunders
    3. internal resistance by royalists and republicans
    4. the British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar
    5. a combination of flawed policies and growing resistance to French rule
  5. The aims of the great powers represented at the Congress of Vienna were
    1. to so weaken France that it could never threaten Europe again
    2. to secure the democratic reforms won by the French Revolution
    3. to restore the traditional order and to create a new balance of power
    4. to create an alliance system
    5. to provide independent nation states for Italy, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia
  6. The Concert of Europe
    1. supported Spanish resistance to French rule
    2. opposed the Greek independence movement
    3. was unanimous in its opposition to nationalist rebellions
    4. authorized Austria to use military force to put down Italian nationalist movements
    5. supported a rebellion for reform in Russia in 1825
  7. The July Ordinances of 1830
    1. refer to the bombarding of Frankfurt by the Prussian military
    2. led to a rebellion that forced Charles X of France to abdicate
    3. proclaimed the Second Republic of France
    4. outlawed political meetings known as "banquets"
    5. proclaimed Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire
  8. The revolutions of 1848 are best understood as
    1. the result of tension between liberal and nationalist aspirations of the people of Europe and the determined conservatism of their aristocratic masters
    2. independence movements
    3. large-scale attempts to redistribute wealth in European society
    4. precursors to the French Revolution
    5. democratic revolutions
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