History quiz

Exercises on the Seven Years' War

question 1

The so-called Seven Years War (1756-1763) was a conflict that involved major 18th-century European kingdoms such as Austria, Prussia, Russia, France, and England. The war began in 1756, with two main disputes:one between Prussia and Austria, and another between England and France. These disputes involved the territories of:

a) Alsace and Lorraine

b) Guyanas and Antarctica

c) Rhineland and Saint Helena

d) Siberia and Crimea

e) Silesia and Minorca

question 2

The Seven Years' War, by virtue of its large proportions, required the positioning of all the major European kingdoms. One of the kingdoms that most delayed its decision to effectively enter the war was Portugal. Neighboring Spain was an ally of the French against the English. Portugal, in 1762, chose to side with the English. This option had repercussions in Colonial Brazil, especially in the southern region of the country, which:

a) rebelled against the Portuguese crown and also sided with the French.

b) who took advantage of the occasion and put into action the so-called Farroupilha Revolution.

c) commanded by the Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi, fought in the war on the side of the French.

d) was the target of the Spanish invasion in 1763.

e) had its entire territory sold to Spain.

question 3

For much of the time of the Seven Years' War, conflicts were polarized between England and France. This polarization had effects on the respective colonies that these nations maintained in North America, which today are Canada and the United States of America. One of the effects of the Seven Years' War for the context of 18th century North America was:

a) the advance of French colonization to the border with Mexico.

b) Florida's independence.

c) the loss of French colonies to England.

d) Canadian independence.

e) the independence of Louisiana.

question 4

In most modern wars, in the end, order begins to be restored with treaties. At the end of the Seven Years' War, what was the treaty signed?

a) Treaty of Paris

b) Lateran Treaty

c) Treaty of Milan

d) Treaty of Versailles

e) Treaty of Brets-Litovsk

answers Question 1

Letter E

The Seven Years' War began in 1756, when there were disputes over the territory of Silesia, between Austria and Prussia, and over the island of Minorca, between France and England. From that year onwards, the conflicts gained volume and also reached the American continent.

Question 2

Letter D

In 1763, due to the effects of the Portuguese option to ally with the British in the Seven Years' War, the region where Rio Grande do Sul is today was invaded by the Spanish army (French ally), in reprisal. Who commanded the invasion was the famous general Ceballos.

Question 3

Letter C

At the end of the Seven Years' War, in 1763, France, defeated, had to cede much of its colonial territories in North America to England, such as the region of Louisiana, Florida and the Canada. The rest of the possessions passed to Spanish rule, due to the losses that Spain had to bear in the war on the side of the French.

Question 4

Letter A

The Treaty of Paris brought a series of resolutions regarding the end of the Seven Years' War, which ended in 1763, mainly resolutions related to the division of colonial territories.