THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
PAST YEAR ESSAY QUESTIONS
| ESSAY QUESTION
| O/N 2001
| Why did Louis XVI fail to satisfy the demands of the revolutionaries in France during the period 1789-1793?
| M/J 2002
| Why did the French revolution become increasingly radical during the years 1789-94?
| O/N 2003
| Which of the grievances of the Third Estate in France in 1789 were the most important? Explain your answer.
| O/N 2004
| How far and why did the aims of revolutionaries in France change during the period from 1789 to 1793?
| O/N 2005
| Why during the period 1789 to 1793 did Louis XVI fail to satisfy the demands of the French revolutionaries?
| M/J 2006
| From 1789 to 1799, who posed the more dangerous threats to the French Revolution: its internal or its external enemies?
| M/J 2007
| Why did Louis XVI’s policies from 1789 fail to prevent his execution in 1793?
| O/N 2008
| Why did the French ancien regime collapse in 1789?
| 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?
| 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?
| 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?
| O/N 2010/ (11)
| Why did the rulers of France from 1789 to 1799 fail to hold on power?
| O/N 2010/ (13)
| Why did the summoning of the Estate-General in 1789 not solve the problems of the ancient regime?
| M/J 2011/(11)
| Why was Louis XVI executed in 1793?
| M/J 2011/ (13)
| Did Robespierre and the Jacobins do more to save or to endanger the French Revolution?
| O/N 2011/ (12)
| Explain the rise and fall of the Jacobins in France during the period from 1789 to 1794.
| O/N 2011/ (13)
| Why were...
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