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AP European History Question Review 2 - Napoleon & Egypt

The second AP European History question review

This review is about the short French man who dominated a lot of Europe and was able to amass an empire that is comparible to one developed by Alexander the Great, not the amazing Napoleon dessert that you normally get from your French bakery/dessert shop. Seeing as the first AP European History review dealt with Paris, it only felt right that we continue with yet another review dealing with France! With that aside, the question is shown below:

A result of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was

  • the deciphering of hieroglyphics.
  • surprise that his forces slipped past the British navy in the Mediterranean.
  • Russia's overrunning northern Italy.
  • that the Directory saw him as useful in the change it was planning.
  • all the above.

The answer to this question is all of the above with the explanation as follows: Napoleon got into military trouble in Egypt, suffering defeats by the British. But his ability to sneak his army through the British navy into Egypt and then to reappear in France was impressive. Leaving the Cisalpine Republic he had set up in northern Italy opened the way for Russia to wreck it temporarily. Napoleon soon returned and retook the Cisalpine. While he was in Egypt, the French discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt led to translation of hieroglyphics.

Although it is not a stimulus-based question, hopefully this question of Napoleon will help with your review as you prepare for the AP European History exam.


Are you an AP teacher? Find more AP European History questions similar to the above on our main website, omninox.org. Stimulus-based questions are coming in Early 2017.

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