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Learning Exercise: Jeopardy Review on the Enlightenment

Jeopardy Review on the Enlightenment
Review game used before an assessment on the Enlightenment.
Course: Advanced Placement European History


Submitted by:
Barb Gehrts
Date Last Modified:
April 06, 2006


Enlightenment Review Jeopardy


100--- Define Enlightenment
Age of reason (1700-1789 intellectual movement)

200--- What is the French Term for “hands-off” regarding economic policies?
Laissey faire

300--- A group of thinkers in the early 1700’s who believed in reason, liberty,
natural law, progress, and human happiness were called

400--- A defensive strategy in which weak countries join together to match or
exceed the power of a stronger country
Balance of power

500--- A naturalistic belief that acknowledged God as the creator of the
universe is called


100--- An autocratic ruler who exercises absolute power is called a

200--- Group of men of the Enlightenment who met secretly in lodges

300--- Rooms in homes for entertaining people and sharing new ideas, hosted by

400--- The idea that rulers receive their authority from God and are answerable
only to God
Divine right

500--- An economic theory under which a country increases its wealth by
e xporting more goods than its imports


100--- Who was leader of Austria from 1740-1780?
Maria Theresa

200--- Who was leader of Russia from 1762-1796?
Catherine the Great

Daily Double
300--- In order to watch over the whole structure of his enlightened reform,
Joseph II created a
Secret police

400--- Name one accomplishment of Fredrick the Great during the Enlightenment
Elementary education, religion

500--- What was the name of King George III’s advisors who attempted to control
“King’s Friends”


100--- What philosophe is noted for writing about separation of powers?
“The Spirit of Laws”- Montesquieu

200--- Who is noted for the Encyclopedia?
Denis Diderot

300--- Who wrote the Social Contract?

400--- Economic advisors during the Enlightenment where called

500--- Who wrote the Wealth of Nations?
Adam Smith


100--- What is the movement ortime period directly before the Enlightenment?
Scientific Revolution

200--- Music during the Enlightenment can be described as
Complex compositions/chamber music

300--- What brings the Enlightenment to an end?

Daily Double
400--- In the 18th century, what aspect of British political life caused the
most public criticism?
Representation in Parliament

500--- Who founded a peasant uprising in Russia in 1773 and was later drawn and

Final Jeopardy Question/Essay

Why did enlightened despotism fail in France?



  • High School


The Enlightenment


Prior study of Chapter 18 on the Enlightenment from THE WESTERN HERITAGE text, Kagan

Learning Objectives

Review terminology, people, and miscellaneous facts from the Enlightenment as a review for the exam.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team

Technical Notes

THe Jeopardy game may be used in a team or individual format. I divide the class into two teams, and have one student from each team have a face-off. If neither student knows the answer they may seek help from their team members. I usually include two daily doubles and one final jeopardy question.