FR section 2 - easy - Jacques Necker and France's Finances Quiz
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FR section 2 - easy - Jacques Necker and France's Finances Quiz

Test your knowledge of Jacques Necker's role in managing France's finances during the American Revolution with this quiz. Learn about the impact of France's intervention on the country's debt and revenue sources.

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Who was the royal director-general of finances in France in 1781?

Jacques Necker

What worsened the financial problems of Louis XVI’s government in 1781?

France’s successful intervention on behalf of the American colonists

What did Necker argue in his 1781 public report?

If the expenditures for the American war were removed, the budget was in surplus

What led to Necker leaving office?

<p>Pressure from court aristocratic circles due to his revelations about royal expenditures</p> Signup and view all the answers

What made it more difficult for government officials to claim a real need to raise new taxes?

<p>Necker’s misleading assessment of French finances</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was the minister of finance in France by 1786?

<p>Charles Alexandre de Calonne</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who proposed to transform the corvée into money payments?

<p>Charles Alexandre de Calonne</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Calonne want to introduce for all landowners regardless of their social status?

<p>A new land tax</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who adamantly refused to support Calonne's plan in February 1787?

<p>The Assembly of Notables</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was called for the reappointment instead of Calonne?

<p>Jacques Necker</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who replaced Calonne as the chief opponent at the Assembly of Notables?

<p>Étienne Charles Loménie de Brienne</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who took the new position that only the Estates General could authorize the tax?

<p>The Parlement of Paris</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who appealed to the Assembly of the Clergy for a large subsidy to fund the debt?

<p>Étienne Charles Loménie de Brienne</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who refused to extend necessary short-term credit to the government in the summer of 1788?

<p>Bankers</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who agreed to convoke the Estates General in July 1788?

<p>Louis XVI</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who replaced Étienne Charles Loménie de Brienne after his resignation?

<p>Jacques Necker</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who were making demands to restore their privileges enjoyed during the early seventeenth century?

<p>The local aristocratic parlements</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who determined the conflicts that emerged from summoning the Estates General?

<p>The conflicts themselves</p> Signup and view all the answers

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