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1.     French monarchs lived at Versailles during the ________________ and _______________ Centuries.
     17th/ 18th
2.     Being king was considered a(n) ________________________________________.
     profession
3.     The palace has been refurbished, nearly to its original state. True or false?
     true
4.     The French aristocracy was initially pleased with the decision of Louis XIV to move the Royal Court to Versailles. True or false?
     false
5.     The father of Louis XIV had kept a(n) ____________________________________ at Versailles.
     hunting lodge
6.     Describe the childhood existence of Louis XIV.
     He was forced to live in cramped quarters and he had to wear clothes that were too small. He was not allowed luxuries.
7.     Louis began to rule France after his _________________________________ birthday.
     23rd
8.     Louis was jealous and greatly upset to find his finance minister living in sumptuous quarters when he visited at ____________-_____________________________________.
     Vaux-le-Vicomte
9.     Who designed the landscapes at Versailles?
     André Le Nôtre
10.     Work began at Versailles in ________________________________________ .
     1661
11.     Louis supervised the work for the next _____________________ years.
     fifty
12.     More than ______________________________ workers labored to build Versailles.
     36,000
13.     Many of the workers died of what disease?
     malaria
14.     When did Louis XIV and his court move into Versailles?
     May 6, 1682
15.     ________________________ lords and ladies, __________________servants, and ________________ soldiers lived at the palace.
     One thousand/ five thousand/ nine thousand
16.     Why did ladies' hairstyles often serve as a source of humor?
     The hairstyles were gigantic concoctions.
17.     The great __________________________of France frivolously frittered their money away at Versailles.
     nobles
18.     Court _________________________________________ was a ridiculous art.
     etiquette
19.     As the King's food passed in the hallway, people were required to ____________________________ .
     bow
20.     Versailles was the only place in France where people could advance, ___________________ or ___________________________ .
     socially/ politically
21.     The King's day was full of ceremony. True or false?
     true
22.     Ceremonies of ________________________ and ___________________ were held at 8:00a.m. and at midnight.
     dressing/ undressing
23.     Versailles became a symbol of _______________ ____________________ .
     refined culture
24.     Name some of the costly materials used in the building of Versailles.
     marble, gold leaf, crystal, fine wood
25.     How often did Louis XIV attend mass?
     He attended mass at noon each day.
26.     What did Louis XIV do from 1:00p.m. until 2:00p.m. every day?
     He'd visit his current mistress.
27.     What did Louis do at 2:00p.m.?
     He went hunting.
28.     Louis took _______________________________________ lessons for twenty years.
     ballet
29.     What was the personal symbol of Louis XIV?
     the sun
30.     Why did Louis XIV build le Grand Trianon?
     He built it as a private residence, where he could escape the "public eye."
31.     Flowers in the gardens were replaced as often as _________________times per ____________________.
     three/ day
32.     Statues of _________________________ figures grace the gardens.
     mythological
33.     Did the fountains run continuously during the time of Louis XIV?
     no
34.     Inside the palace, there was a serious lack of ___________________ and ___________________ facilities.
     plumbing/ toilet
35.     What type of activity was popular among the young men of the Court?
     homosexuality
36.     Louis XIV was the King of France for ______________________________ years.
     seventy-two
37.     Louis XV was a frugal king. True or false?
     false
38.     Le Petit Trianon was a retreat for ________________________ and his ___________________ .
     Louis XV/ mistresses
39.     Louis XV was well educated. True or false?
     false
40.     Louis XVI was married to ______________________________________________________.
     Marie-Antoinette
41.     The cluster of thatched farmhouses on the grounds is known as the "___________________________."
     Hamlet
42.     What event brought about the end of royal life at Versailles?
     the French Revolution
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