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Quiz: What Do You Know about France?

 France is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern democracy, the Mecca of art and the country with the most cultural, culinary and fashion contributions to the world. No wonder, then, that the French are known as a proud people. At some point or another, you’ve probably studied a bit of French history, seen movies about it or read a novel about it. But how much do you actually know about France?
France: money
 
 
What is the main currency in France?
Franc
Mark
Real
Euro
France: president
 
 
The current President of the French Republic is:
Francois Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
Philippe Petain
Nicolas Sarkozy
France: palace
 
 
What was the name of the main royal palace of French kings?
Louvre
Versailles
Bastille
Tuileries Palace
France: flag
 
 
What is the order of colors on the French flag, from left to right?
White, red and blue
Blue, white and red
Red, white and blue
White, blue and red
 
 
What kind of meat is escargot?
Veal
Chicken
Snail
Venison
France: hello
 
 
How do you say "hello" in French?
Bienvenue
Hallo
Ciao
Bonjour
France: food
 
 
Which of these dishes is NOT French?
Bisque
Fish and chips
Croque Madame
Beef Bourguignon
France: French
 
 
Which of these neighboring countries does NOT have French as an official language?
Spain
Luxembourg
Belgium
Switzerland
France: map
 
 
Which country does NOT border France?
Czechia
Italy
Monaco
Belgium
France: before
 
 
Prior to the establishment of the Frankish kingdom, France was known as:
Rome
Occitania
Normandy
Gaul
France: territories
 
 
In which continent does France NOT have territories?
South America
North America
Oceania
Asia
France: Joan of Arc
 
 
Joan of Arc was the heroine of which French war?
The Anglo-French War (1213-14)
The French Wars of Religion (1562-1598)
The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453)
The French Revolution (1789)
France: sun king
 
 
Which French royal was known as the Sun King?
Philippe II
Louis XIV
Louis XVI
Napoleon
France: Notre Dame
 
 
When did the Notre Dame de Paris finish construction?
1345
1456
1682
1840
France: triumph
 
 
Who is widely considered the founding father of the French nation?
Robespierre, leader of the French Revolution
Charlemagne, King of the Franks
Asterix the Gaul
Napoleon, emperor of France
France: conquest
 
 
During the latter part of the Hundred Years’ War, France was conquered by which country?
England
Spain
Burgundy
The Holy Roman Empire
France: brioche
 
 
Who said “let them eat cake”?
Marie Antoinette
Marie-Therese of Austria and France
Louis XVI
Probably no one. The quote was likely manufactured
France: anthem
 
 
The French anthem is called:
Vive la France
Marche de la Republique
La Marseillaise
Dieu et mon Droit
France: revolution
 
 
Who was the king of France at the time of the French Revolution?
Napoleon
Louis XIV
Louis XVI
Louis XVIII
France: royal
 
 
The President of France is also a royal, true or false?
True, the head of state is the de facto king of France (a ceremonial, non-hereditary title)
True, the French head of state is the co-prince of Andorra
True, the French head of state is the prince of Monaco
False, monarchy was abolished in France
France: liberty
 
 
The famous painting, Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix, depicts which historical event?
The French Revolution (1789)
The lifting of the siege at Orleans by Joan of Arc (1429)
The Second French Revolution (1830)
The June Rebellion (1832)
Sacre bleu!
France: mockery
 
You could have done better, much better. Why don't you try again?
Tres bien!
France: Macron
 
Nicely done! You did pretty well for yourself, even if you got some wrong. Maybe try again or challenge a friend to beat your score?
Magnifique!
France: Napoleon
 
Excellent! You got all or nearly all of the answers right. Try and challenge a friend to see if they can tie up with you.
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