Franz Joseph Quiz

Franz Joseph Quiz - HISTORY 1003 QUIZ #3 1. What kind of a...

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HISTORY 1003 QUIZ #3 1. What kind of a man was Franz Joseph? What were the skills he possessed (or learned) that helped him rule his Empire for 67 years? What were his limitations? Franz was brought up by his mother to be a future Emperor with emphasis on devotion, responsibility, and diligence. He came to idolize his grandfather who had died before his fifth birthday as the ideal monarch. At the age of 13 he became a colonel in the Austrian army and used the skills he learned there to help rule his empire. 2. Describe Franz Joseph’s family life, including the personality of his wife, Elizabeth (Sisi); what tragedies did he have to endure? Their married life was not happy. Sisi never really adapted herself to the court and always had disagreements with the Imperial Family; their first daughter Sophie died as an infant; and their only son, Crown Prince Rudolf, died, allegedly by suicide in 1889, in what looked like a love pact. The Empress was an inveterate traveller, horsewoman, and fashion maven who was rarely seen in Vienna. She was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist in 1898; Franz Joseph never fully recovered from the loss. His brother was also shot in a revolt in Mexico. 3.
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Franz Joseph Quiz - HISTORY 1003 QUIZ #3 1. What kind of a...

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