Tests

ESL, Niveau avancé

Marie Antoinette

History has not been kind or entirely truthful about the life of Marie Antoinette as she was often singled out for ......... by courtiers, politicians and publicity seekers of during her short life-span.
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She was a lovely ......... innocent who at the tender age of 14 was chosen to marry crown prince Louis of France in 1769.
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Snobbish French aristocrats did not readily accept the beautiful Austrian princess. Rather they enjoyed making ......... comments behind her back.
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One friend of Marie Antoinette's' thought that the princess was condemned from the first day of her marriage by a "......... nest of vipers".
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When she did not get pregnant for 7 years, the ......... logic of the court decided Marie must be guilty of infidelity.
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Even her charity work including visits to the needy did not protect the young queen from the ......... of the gossiping courtiers.
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One of the great myths of the French Revolution was that Marie had uttered the phrase "Let them eat cake," when told the ......... were experiencing a shortage of bread. In truth, these words were spoken by another princess, three years before Marie Antoinette arrived in France.
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Hateful rumors about the queen were published in ......... called "libelles," from which the English term "libel", a form of slander is derived.
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During the French Revolution, the royal family became prisoners of the people. Marie Antoinette maintained her composure while under ......... in the courtroom.
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The ......... crowd blamed her for the financial crisis as well as feeling anti-Austrian prejudice. They demanded the queen be sent to the guillotine.
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