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THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
PAST YEAR ESSAY QUESTIONS
No.| PAPER| ESSAY QUESTION|
1| O/N 2001| Why did Louis XVI fail to satisfy the demands of the revolutionaries in France during the period 1789-1793?| 2| M/J 2002| Why did the French revolution become increasingly radical during the years 1789-94?| 3| O/N 2003| Which of the grievances of the Third Estate in France in 1789 were the most important? Explain your answer.| 4| O/N 2004| How far and why did the aims of revolutionaries in France change during the period from 1789 to 1793?| 5| O/N 2005| Why during the period 1789 to 1793 did Louis XVI fail to satisfy the demands of the French revolutionaries?| 6| M/J 2006| From 1789 to 1799, who posed the more dangerous threats to the French Revolution: its internal or its external enemies?| 7| M/J 2007| Why did Louis XVI’s policies from 1789 fail to prevent his execution in 1793?| 8| O/N 2008| Why did the French ancien regime collapse in 1789?| 9| 0/N 2009/(11)| ‘The economic difficulties of France in 1789 were more serious than the political problems.’ How far do you agree with this judgement?| 10| O/N 2009/(12)| How far, and why, did the aims of the revolutionaries in France change during the period from 1789 to the execution of Louis XVI in 1793?| 11| M/J 2010/ (13)| ‘The most important problem of the French ancient regime was poor quality leadership.’ How far do you agree with this judgement?| 12| O/N 2010/ (11)| Why did the rulers of France from 1789 to 1799 fail to hold on power?| 13| O/N 2010/ (13)| Why did the summoning of the Estate-General in 1789 not solve the problems of the ancient regime?| 14| M/J 2011/(11)| Why was Louis XVI executed in 1793?|

15| M/J 2011/ (13)| Did Robespierre and the Jacobins do more to save or to endanger the French Revolution?| 16| O/N 2011/ (12)| Explain the rise and fall of the Jacobins in France during the period from 1789 to 1794.| 17| O/N 2011/ (13)| Why were...
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