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Bastille (Paris, 18th century)

Bastille (Paris, 18th century)

The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.



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  • In which town was the Bastille located?
  • When was the Bastille built?
  • Who commissioned the construction of the Bastille?
  • Which of these was the original function of the Bastille?
  • Which of these was the role of the Bastille after the Hundred Years War?
  • What shape is the floor plan of the Bastille?
  • Is it true that the towers and the walls of the Bastille were the same hight?
  • Which of these was found on the top of the walls and towers?
  • How many towers did the Bastille have?
  • How high was the wall of the Bastille?
  • How many entrances did the Bastille have when it was functioning as a prison?
  • Which of these was not a part of the Bastille´s defences?
  • When did the Parisians storm the Bastille?
  • On which date did the storming of the Bastille take place?
  • Why did the people of Paris storm the Bastille?
  • What was the fate of the Bastille?
  • How many prisoners were freed during the storming of the Bastille?
  • During the reign of which king did the storming of the Bastille take place?
  • Why did the Bastille seem so mysterious to the people of Paris?
  • Is it true that the Bastille was a much more pleasant place in comparison with the other Parisian prisons?
  • Why was the Bastille a more pleasant place than the other Parisian prisons?
  • Who of these did not live to see the burning of the Bastille?
  • Who of these was able to witness the burning of the Bastille?


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