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Study Guide Questions

1.     Napoleon was raised on the island of _______________________ .
2.     Napoleon's father was active as a leader in the: a.) Roman government b.) French Navy c.) Corsican Revolutionary Army
3.     When the French Revolution broke out, Napoleon was: a.) completing military school b.) already a general c.) only 12 years old
4.     Much like the American Revolution, the French Revolution was caused in part by overtaxing the people. True or false?
5.     What was the first major turning point in Napoleon's career, when he achieved recognition as an able commander?
6.     Napoleon was promoted to brigadier general at the age of twenty-four. True or false?
7.     Who was Josephine de Beauharnais?
8.     Malmaison was: a.) Napoleon and Josephine's family home b.) Napoleon's station in the French army c.) where the French Revolution began
9.     Much of Napoleon's military success was due to his unconventional approach to battle. What were some of his innovative tactics?
10.     What was the Guibertian, or Bonapartian method?
11.     In 1798, Napoleon embarked on another expedition to _______________________ , where his group brought to light the famous Rosetta Stone.
12.     In 1800, when Napoleon became First Consul of France, he: a) began becoming more of a dictator b.) revised the Constitution to give himself more power c.) censored the press d.) none of the above e.) a, b, and c
13.     Why was the Battle of Marengo another important turning point in Napoleon's career?
14.     The Battle of Marengo was fought against the: a.) Italians b.) Austrians c.) Swiss
15.     As First Consul of France, Napoleon did all of the following except: a.) bring internal order to France b.) create a centralized university system c.) establish the Bank of France d.) centralize the government under departments e.) Napoleon accomplished all of the above
16.     Napoleon was loved and respected by all as First Consul. True or false?
17.     How did Napoleon's life change in 1804?
18.     Why did the English turn against the French in 1803?
19.     Eventually, Spain, Austria, and Russia all joined in an alliance with England against France. True or false?
20.     In the Treaty of Tilsit, Napoleon entered France into an alliance with ________________________________ .
21.     Why did Napoleon divorce Josephine?
22.     Napoleon eventually remarried, but never had children. True or false?
23.     In 1812, Napoleon began an invasion of Russia. How did the Russians outsmart him?
24.     How many Frenchmen died trying to retreat from Russia?
25.     In 1814, a European alliance sent Napoleon into exile at _________________________ .
26.     Napoleon's wife, Marie Louise, refused to visit him on Elba. True or false?
27.     During what became known as "the Hundred Days," Napoleon: a.) regained control of the French government b.) refused to see any friends or family c.) tried to lead a small army into Italy
28.     Napoleon's greatest defeat came from the British at _________________________ .
29.     After defeating Napoleon, the British exiled him to: a.) Elba Island b.) Corsica c.) St. Helena
30.     How did Napoleon die?
31.     Napoleon's body was never returned to France. True or false?
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