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Western Civilization II

The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question 1 of 8

Louis XVI’s response to the American Revolution was to

  • A.

    oppose the revolution because of the threat to monarchy that it represented

  • B.

    attempt to broker a peaceful settlement between Britain and the United States

  • C.

    do all he could to remain neutral in the conflict

  • D.

    support the American cause, first covertly and then with troops, in order to weaken Britain

  • E.

    use the Revolution as a pretext for arresting those in France who opposed his rule

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