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Quiz about Napoleonic Wars Year by Year
Quiz about Napoleonic Wars Year by Year

Napoleonic Wars Year by Year Trivia Quiz


This quiz follows the Napoleonic Wars year by year. I give you a year and some information to make you able to find out what really happened this year.

A multiple-choice quiz by author. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
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Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
80,847
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
11 / 20
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1752
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Question 1 of 20
1. 1798. Napoleon received the supreme command in the war against Britain, which was to be hit indirectly through the Mediterranean. He occupied a British stronghold. Which? Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. 1798. After occupying a British stronghold, Napoleon landed in this city with 232 ships and 32.000 soldiers. Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. 1799. Napoleon landed his army in France this year and established a military dictatorship. After unsuccessful attempts at concluding peace, he assumed command of the French army in this country. Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. 1801. The so called "Northern Coalition" (Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia) for the protection of neutral trade was established this year. Britain retaliated by attacking the capital of one of these then neutral states. Which city was it? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. 1802. The Napoleonic Empire reached its high point of power this year at the Peace of Amiens. England surrendered all her colonial conquests (excl.2). In return France abandoned Egypt. Which two British colonial conquests were NOT handed over to France this year? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. 1805. This year Napoleon won a brilliant victory over two other powers at Austerlitz. Which powers? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. 1806. A shattering defeat was inflicted on this country at Jena this year. Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. 1807. Another shattering defeat was inflicted on this country at Friedland this year. After the following peace treaty of Tilsit Napoleon reached the second high point of this power. What country was beaten by Napoleon here? Hint


Question 9 of 20
9. 1807. Napoleon established a new satellite state under this name. The state was made up by land taken from Prussia. Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. 1808. Napoleon installed his brother Joseph as king of this country this year. Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. 1809. After important victories this year (Wagram, Aspern) France also included this state into the Napoleonic system by a treaty of assistance. Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. 1811. Discontent against mother country Spain increased 1808 when colonists of Spanish America faced prospect of new imperialist policies of either Napoleon or Spanish liberals. After 1810 a revolutionary movement started which secured independence of entire Latin America during following two decades. In 1811 independence was proclaimed in this country, formerly part of Spanish Vice-Royalty of New Granada. Hint


Question 13 of 20
13. 1812. Napoleon´s chief enemies during the Napoleonic wars were Austria, Prussia, Russia and Britain. Both Austria, Prussia and Russia at one time or another allied with Napoleon, but his insatiable ambition led him to invade this country 1812. Due to the defeat the four then "super powers" allied against Napoleon. Which country did he invade? Hint


Question 14 of 20
14. 1814-15. The Congress of Vienna settled the matters after the war and established the so called New Order of Europe. The balance of the 5 major powers (France, Britain, Russia, Prussia, Austria) in Europe was restored. The final 7 questions are about land gained and lost according to the Congress of Vienna. Starting with a new kingdom established as a union of two provinces occupied by France 1810. Hint


Question 15 of 20
15. This kingdom was re-established and enlarged by Savoy.
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Question 16 of 20
16. This country had been in union with Denmark but now became part of a personal union with Sweden.

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Question 17 of 20
17. As main victor Britain gained Malta, Ceylon, Cape Colony and a tiny island off the German coast. Which island?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 18 of 20
18. Britain also established a personal union with a newly created German kingdom. What kingdom?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 19 of 20
19. The German Confederation was established. It existed 1815-66 and had 39 members. The states met at the so called Bundestag (a permanent meeting of the ambassadors under the chairmanship of Austria) in this city. Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. Austria gave up the Hapsburg Netherlands (Belgium) and Hither Austria, but gained territories in Galicia, Upper Italy and Dalmatia. Maybe more important: It still claimed the leadership of the German Confederation and exercised political primacy over another restored country divided into several kingdoms and duchies. Which? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1798. Napoleon received the supreme command in the war against Britain, which was to be hit indirectly through the Mediterranean. He occupied a British stronghold. Which?

Answer: Malta

Malta was occupied by French 1798-1802, but was annexed to Britain 1814.
2. 1798. After occupying a British stronghold, Napoleon landed in this city with 232 ships and 32.000 soldiers.

Answer: Alexandria

Napoleon also conquered Cairo, but the actual landing was in Alexandria. French rule in Egypt lasted until 1802.
3. 1799. Napoleon landed his army in France this year and established a military dictatorship. After unsuccessful attempts at concluding peace, he assumed command of the French army in this country.

Answer: Italy

During the period 1796-1814 France conquered Italy, set up satellite states and introduced the principles of the French Revolution.
4. 1801. The so called "Northern Coalition" (Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia) for the protection of neutral trade was established this year. Britain retaliated by attacking the capital of one of these then neutral states. Which city was it?

Answer: Copenhagen

Much of the Danish fleet was destroyed during this action.
5. 1802. The Napoleonic Empire reached its high point of power this year at the Peace of Amiens. England surrendered all her colonial conquests (excl.2). In return France abandoned Egypt. Which two British colonial conquests were NOT handed over to France this year?

Answer: Ceylon and Trinidad

Louisiana was purchased from France by USA 1803.
Haiti gained independence after uprising against French colonial rule 1804. Guadeloupe and Martinique became a French colonies in 1635 and were never conquered by the British. (Guadeloupe was Swedish 1813-14, though). Britain held Guiana 1796-1802, but had to hand it over after the Treaty of Amiens. Same goes for the West Indies (excl.Trinidad). However, Britain prevented France from creating a Caribbean Empire.
6. 1805. This year Napoleon won a brilliant victory over two other powers at Austerlitz. Which powers?

Answer: Austria and Russia

It was called "The Three Emperors´Battle" because France, Austria and Russia were Empires at that time. Prussian mediation came too late. Prussia joined the Napoleonic system through a pact of mutual assistance the same year.
7. 1806. A shattering defeat was inflicted on this country at Jena this year.

Answer: Prussia

Military and moral collapse of Prussia after the defeats at Jena and Auerstadt. Royal residence transferred to Königsberg in East Prussia.
8. 1807. Another shattering defeat was inflicted on this country at Friedland this year. After the following peace treaty of Tilsit Napoleon reached the second high point of this power. What country was beaten by Napoleon here?

Answer: Russia

After the Peace of Tilsit Russia joined the so called "Continental System", a system of economic preference and protection within Europe 1806-13 created by Napoleon in order to exclude British trade.
9. 1807. Napoleon established a new satellite state under this name. The state was made up by land taken from Prussia.

Answer: Grand Duchy of Warsaw

This state, the Grand Duchy of Warsaw, was enlarged in 1809 with the addition of Galicia, which was taken from Austria. The Confederation of the Rhine was a Napoleonic protectorate set up in Germany, which ended the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" 1806. Kingdom of Westphalia was another Napoleonic puppet state. Napoleon installed kings from the Bonaparte dynasty both in Westphalia and Naples.

He also nominated a Grand Duke to rule Warsaw.
10. 1808. Napoleon installed his brother Joseph as king of this country this year.

Answer: Spain

Spain declared war on revolutionary France 1793, but was reduced to a French client state 1795. During the Peninsular War 1808-14 British forces played a large part in liberating Spain and restoring Bourbon dynasty.
11. 1809. After important victories this year (Wagram, Aspern) France also included this state into the Napoleonic system by a treaty of assistance.

Answer: Austria

After peace treaty at Schönbrunn Austria was cut off from the sea. It lost North Tyrol to Bavaria, South Tyrol to Italy, Illyrian Provinces (Carinthia, Carniola, Gorizia, Istria, part of Croatia, Dalmatia, Ragusa) to France, Western Galicia incl.Crakow to Warsaw (Poland) and Tarnopol District to Russia.
12. 1811. Discontent against mother country Spain increased 1808 when colonists of Spanish America faced prospect of new imperialist policies of either Napoleon or Spanish liberals. After 1810 a revolutionary movement started which secured independence of entire Latin America during following two decades. In 1811 independence was proclaimed in this country, formerly part of Spanish Vice-Royalty of New Granada.

Answer: Venezuela

New Granada also included Colombia, which was to be independent 1819. Other Spanish colonies were Vice-Royalty of New Spain (Mexico, Central America), Vice-Royalty of Rio de La Plata (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia) and Vice-Royalty of Peru.
13. 1812. Napoleon´s chief enemies during the Napoleonic wars were Austria, Prussia, Russia and Britain. Both Austria, Prussia and Russia at one time or another allied with Napoleon, but his insatiable ambition led him to invade this country 1812. Due to the defeat the four then "super powers" allied against Napoleon. Which country did he invade?

Answer: Russia

The money for these three countries' military efforts against Napoleon came mainly from Britain.
14. 1814-15. The Congress of Vienna settled the matters after the war and established the so called New Order of Europe. The balance of the 5 major powers (France, Britain, Russia, Prussia, Austria) in Europe was restored. The final 7 questions are about land gained and lost according to the Congress of Vienna. Starting with a new kingdom established as a union of two provinces occupied by France 1810.

Answer: Netherlands

Northern and Southern Netherlands (Holland and Belgium) unified as Kingdom of the Netherlands under King William I of Orange.
15. This kingdom was re-established and enlarged by Savoy.

Answer: Sardinia-Piedmont

16. This country had been in union with Denmark but now became part of a personal union with Sweden.

Answer: Norway

17. As main victor Britain gained Malta, Ceylon, Cape Colony and a tiny island off the German coast. Which island?

Answer: Heligoland

18. Britain also established a personal union with a newly created German kingdom. What kingdom?

Answer: Hanover

19. The German Confederation was established. It existed 1815-66 and had 39 members. The states met at the so called Bundestag (a permanent meeting of the ambassadors under the chairmanship of Austria) in this city.

Answer: Frankfurt

20. Austria gave up the Hapsburg Netherlands (Belgium) and Hither Austria, but gained territories in Galicia, Upper Italy and Dalmatia. Maybe more important: It still claimed the leadership of the German Confederation and exercised political primacy over another restored country divided into several kingdoms and duchies. Which?

Answer: Italy

Italy was divided between Austria, Papal States, Naples (also called Kingdom of the Two Sicilies), Sardinia and four duchies (Tuscany, Lucca, Parma, Modena).
Uprising against Turkish rule secured autonomy for Serbia 1815. Switzerland was granted "eternal neutrality". Russia gained Poland, now called "Congress Poland".
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