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The Pont du Gard is very old. When was it built and what was its purpose?
Aquaduct, Roman Empire
The highways Le Boulevard (Bd) d'Italie, Bd de Larvatto and Bd des Moulins are in what French-speaking country?
Monaco
The Musée Picasso in Antibes is an old castle. Whose castle was it?
Grimaldi family
What city on the French Riviera? What does it mean in English?
Le Côte d'Azur, Deep blue coast
The town of Marseilles used to have a different name. What was it and who lived there?
Massalia, oldest city, founded by Greeks
The Chateau d'If was part of a very famous novel. Who wrote it and what was the title?
Alexander Dumas, Count of Monte Cristo
What city on the French Riviera is known for its film festival each May?
Cannes
The Camargue region is famous for a specific thing. What is it?
Horses
Name two of the popes that reigned during the French Papacy?
Boniface VIII, Philip IV
What city in the French Riviera is home to one of the world's most famous Mardi Gras celebrations?
Nice
Who is France's most famous ecologist?
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Was was the first female prime minister of France?
Edith Cresson
What structure was built in Paris in 1889 by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Eiffel Tower
What did Gustave Eiffel build before he built the Eiffel Tower
Bridges, specifically the Bordeaux Bridge
What great American landmark did Gustave Eiffel help design and build
Statue of Liberty
Near what bridge did Diana, Princess of Wales, die in Paris?
Pont de l'Alma
Which French President was responsible for the construction of the Louvre Pyramid, the Great Arch at La Defense, and the Bastille Opera?
François Mitterrand
How long did it take Baron Georges Haussmann to transform the city of Paris
20 years
What did the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiére invent
movie camera and projector
Which French writer wrote the Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
What was Louis Pasteur's most important vaccine
Rabies Vaccine
What did Andres-Jacques Garnerin create 200 years ago
parachute
What did René Laenee create in 1816
stethoscope
What did Louis Braille create in 1824
Braille script to help the blind read
How long ago did the two Frenchmen Joseph-Nicepohre Niepce are Louis Daguerre invent photography
150 years ago
In 1942, what type of equipment did Emile Gagnon and Jacques Cousteau invent
scuba gear
What is the name of the dog in the comic strip Asterix
Idéfix
Who invented the process of pasteurization
Louis Pasteur
During what century was Le Courbusier a famous architect
20th century
What kind of animal is Babar
elephant
How did Saint-Exupery die
he disappeared on a mission during WWII
What did Robert de Sorbon found
La Sorbonne
What was the nationality of the painter Mona Lisa
Italian
Who painted Guernica
Pablo Picasso
The Man in the Iron Mask was the supposed twin brother of which French king
Louis XIV
What was Grace Kelly's profession before she married Prince Rainier de Monaco
American Film Star
What was the occupation of Brigette Bardot
film star
Who married Louis XIII
Anne d'Autriche
Where did Vincent Van Gogh settle in the late 19th century because he found inspiration for his paintings there
Arles
What was the profession of Debussy
composer
What was the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Moliére
What French sculptor dominated the 19th century
Augustine Rodin
Which artist painted scenes from the Moulin Rouge
Hemri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Who wrote Candide
Voltaire
What was the profession of Jean REnoir
film director
Who is considered the greatest writer of fables in france
Jean de la Fontaine
Who wrote Les Misérables
Victor Hugo
Who wrote Le Petit Prince
Antoine Saint Exupéry
Of what school of philosophy was Jean-Paul Sartre a major representative
l'existentialisme
When did Joan of Ar become Saint Joan
1920
How old was Joan of Arc when she was killed in May 1431
19
When was Marie Antoinette executed by guillotine
1793
Marie Antoinette was not French. What nationality was she
Austrian
What building is named after Georges Pompidou
Le centre Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg)
Who said L'Etat, c'est moi (I am the state)
Louis XIV
Who is Zinédine Zidane
Soccer player of Algerian origin who brought the World Cup to the French in 1998
At what age did Louis XIV begin running France
5 years old
Protestantism came to France during the 1500s. Those who converted were called...
Huguenots
On June 12, 1940, Paris surrendered to what country to save itself from destruction
Germany
What was the Roman (Latin) name for Paris
Lutetia
What caused the French Revolution of 1789
high taxes and starvation
What was the country of France named before Roman times
Gaul
Prior to the Roman invasion was the language of the French
Celtic
When did the country Gaul get renamed France
1481
What were the series of wars between the French and English that began in 1337
Hundred Years War
What event is considered the start of the French Revolution
Storming of the Bastille
France's North American Colony, Louisiana, was sold to the US. What was the sale called
Louisiana Purchase
Who led the underground resistance movement for those opposed to the Nazi takeover in France
General Charles de Gaulle
A new phenomenon called cohabitation appeared in French politics in the 1980s and 1990s. What does it mean
The president and government belong to different political parties
What happened to Charles VII on July 17, 1429
He was crowned King of France
When was the Statue of Liberty shipped from France to NY
1885
For which occasion was the Eiffel Tower built
1889 World Fair
During which period were les chateaux de la Loire built
Renaissance
Where was the final defeat of Napolean
Waterloo
What was the symbol of Francois I
The Salamander
Who was the first national hero of France
Vercingétorix
Which museum was originated by Louis XIV
Le Louvre
During which century did the Renaissance take place
16th century
Who married Josephine Beauharnais
Napolean Bonaparte
How old was Marie Antoinette when she married Louis XVI
14
What was the profession of the man who invented Champange
Monk
Who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as President
Georges Pompidou
What did l'Edit de Nantes declare
Religious freedom
Which Republic is France under today
5th republic
Who was imprisoned at the Conciergerie
Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI
What is the nickname of the French Flag
Le Tricolore
What is the French national anthem
La Marseillaise
What was La Bastille
Prison
Who ruled France when the metric system was established
Napolean Bonaparte
Where was Napolean Bonaparte born
Cosica, Corse
What is the French slogan that came as a result of the Revolution
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
What conquest is depicted in the famous Bayeux Tapestry
William the Conqueror invading England in 1066
What was the original purpose of Le Louvre
Palace of the Kings of France
When did Algeria gain its independence from France
1962
Who as the first president of the 5th republic
Charles de Gaulle
What is le Front National
Right wing, anti-immigration party
Who has been the leader of le Front National since 1972
Jean-Marie Le Pen
What is le Code Napoleon
the first modern legal code of France
When was jacques Chirac elected president
1995
What coalition group won the elections in 1936
le Front Populaire
What helped rebuild France at the end of WWII
Marshall Plan
How many different types of cheese does France produce
about 400
What type of cooking is called haute cuisine
Gourmet cooking
What type of cooking is called provincial
Traditional, local cooking
What is the French term for the meal that is celebrated on Christmas Eve, Dec 24th
Le réveillon de noél
What is un buche de noel
Rich chocolate cake with vanilla or coffee icing in the shape of a log
What cheese is known as the oldest in France
Livarot
Name two delicacies of France
Frog legs and snails
What is popular fish stew that is served as a soup in the south of France
La Bouillabaisse
What is boudin noir (black pudding) made with
Pig's blood
What is the French name for home cooking
Cuisine bourgeoise
What are crepes Suzette
Orange-flavored, sweet, thin pancakes
Who developed the method of making champagne
dom Perignon
Oldest monument
Obelisk
Main economic activity of Luxembourg
Banking or finance
What are two official languages of Belgium
German and French
How many departments are in France
96
What two people are the rulers of Andorra
President of France and bishop of Andorra
Which city is often called la cité focienne
Marseille
Which Queen was called Grand Pied
Charlemagnes mother
Which French singer was famous for La vie en Rose
Edith Piaf
What is Pere la Chaise
Cemetary
How many stages are in the tour de France
20
For 60 years the Pope lived in which city
Avignon
How is France ranked in terms of global economy
5th
What does TOM stand for
Territoires d'outre mer
3 Countries of Maghreb
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
When did the allies land in Normandy
1944
How many miles is the tour de France
2,500
What is another name of France
Le hexagon
What is a famous French beef stew
BoeufBourguignon
What kind of animal is used to snuffle out wild mushrooms and truffles
Pig
What is the French term for bakery
Boulangerie
What is the French delicacy Foie Gras
Fattened liver or duck or goose
On what kind of bottle would you find the word brut
Une bouteille de champagne
What is le Camembert
Cheese
What is la charteuse
Liquor
What is la viande chevaline
Horsemeat
Is the wine le Muscadet red or white
White
What flavor is the liquor Cointreau
Orange
What is la gastronomie
The art of preparing good food
When do you eat une galette des rois
Jan 6th
What is un mille-feuilles
A flaky pastry
What does une baguette mean besides a loaf of bread
A stick
What are marrons glacés
Candied chestnuts
What is Orangina
An orange soft drink drink
What is un beignet
A fried pastry
What kind of fruits are grown in Corsica
Citrus
What is sold in une charcuterie
Processed meats and sandwiches
What is hidden in une galette de Rois
A bean or a small porcelain figurine
What fruit is used in Kirsch
Cherries
What is une madeleine
A cookie
What is une coquille Saint-Jacques
A scallop
The cathedral of Chartres is an example of which type of art
Gothic art
The Palace of Versailles is a monument to art of which period
The Baroque Period
How many paintings does the Louvre hold
About 300,000
In which month is the Tour de France held
July
How much do sponsors pay to participate in the Tour de France
$7,500
How long did the construction of the Cathedral de Notre Dame in Paris take
Almost 200 years
When did France play host to the world cup for soccer
1998
What are the Auteuil, Longchamps, Chantilly and St. Cloud in Paris
Racetracks
Who did France beat in the 1998 World Cup to win it for the first in the history of the competition
Brazil
Who is Guignol
A famous French puppet
What was the profession of Toulouse-Lautrec
Painter
How long does the car race at Le Mans last
24 hrs (les 24 heures du Mains)
What is the profession of Catherine Devenue
Actress
Which of Ernest Hemingway's books portray life in Paris between the two world wars
A Moveable Feast
What would you do at a patinoire
ice skate
We call it football, the French call it
Le football américain
What is Mona Lisa called in French
La Joconde
What did Monet, Manet, and Auguste Renoir have in common
They were all Impressionist painters
In what year did France win the Soccer World cup for the first time
1998
What do you call a stage of the Tour de France in French
Une étape
What French actor, popular in the US, has starred in such movies as Green Card (1990) and Christopher Columbus (1992)
Gérard Depardieu
What are the MC Solaar, Assassins, and NTM
French rap groups
What musical festival is Aix-en-Provence famous for
the Opera festival
What museum in paris is housed in an old train station
Musée d'Orsay
What cheese has blue veins through it?
Roquefort
What is the equivalent of a French grade to a "C"?
10
What industry produces most of France's electricity
The nuclear power industry
What are Europe's tallest mountains bordering France and Italy
The Alps
Evian, Badoit and Vichy are French cities famous for what
Mineral water
What shape do the 20 major highways leading in and out of Paris form
A star
What countries border France to the East
Germany, Switzerland and Italy
What borders France to the south
The Mediterranean Sea and Spain
What is the highest point in France
Mont Blanc
What are the four major rivers in France
The Seine, the Garonne, the Rhone, and the Loire
What fragrant pruple flower is grown for the perfume industry in the south of France
Lavender
What is the total population of France
65 Million people
The university of Paris is called
La Sorbonne
What is found on the north side of the Seine River, called the right bank
Business section with offices, shopping and small factories
When was the Sorbone founded on the left bank
The 13th century
How tall is the Eiffel Tower
1000 feet/ 300 meters
What is the longest river in france
The Loire, 634 miles/ 1020 kilometers
What do the French call the English Channel
La Manch "The Sleeves"
How many rooms are in the Palace of Fontainebleau
More than 100
What is le Côte d'Azur
French Riviera
From where does most of France's olive oil come from
Provence
In which department would you find truffles
Le Périgord
For what is Limoges famous
Porcelain
Where is le pays basque
On the French and Spanish sides of the Western Pyrennes
Where were the kings of France crowned for hundreds of years
The cathedral in Reims
What is now found at La place de la Concorde
An Egyptian Obelisk
What is le Jura
A mountain range
Where was a papal palace built in France
Avignon
What mountain range is in central France
Le massif central
Where is le grand Trianon
Versailles
What are the divisions of Paris called
Les arrondissements
Where is la promenade de Anglais
Nice
What would you find at Lascaux
Prehistoric Cave paintings
What mountain range separates France and Spain
Les Pyrénnées
What french island is located in the Mediterranean
Corisca, la Corse
Where does a smaller Statue of Liberty stand in France
In Paris, on an islet in the middle of the Seine River, facing west toward the original statue
Which river divides Paris into the right band and left bank
The Seine river
What is la France d'outre-mer
Overseas France
From what origin are most Martiniquais and Guadeloupéens
African
What day of the week are elections always held in France
Sundays
What day of the week do French children attend school while American children do not
Saturdays
What colors are the French flag
Blue, white, and red
How old must you be to vote in France
18yrs old
How are students chosen to attend a university
They have to pass the baccalaureate exam (le bac) to get in
What is le figaro
A newspaper
What is a popular outdoor activity among the French
Hiking
What type of game is boules
A kind of outdoor bowling game played with two large metal balls and one smaller one
What are the two most popular heme parks in France
Parc Astérix and Euro Disney
What time period is the comic strip Asterix based on
The time of Gaul's invasion by the Romans
What day in France comparable to American Independence Day, July 4th
Bastille day, July 14th
The french helped create the world's fastest pasesenger airplane called
The Concorde
Which holiday celebrated in the US began in France 400yrs ago
April Fool's Day
The French invented the coffee pot how many years ago
200 years ago
Which transportation system in France is among the most modern and efficient in the world
High speed train (TGV)
What religion does most people in France belong to
Roman Catholic
What type of transportation was invented in France by a French doctor 200 years ago
The Ambulance
What is le Mairie
The town hall
French children must attend school until what age
16
Where does France's economy compared to the rest of the world
It is the 5th largest economy
What fabric dye origniated in France, but is very much part of American culture
denime (de Nimes)
In France, what type of wedding is required by law, civil or religious
Civil
What does service compris mean
Tip is included
If you call on PCV, who pays
The party you are calling
When do the french celebrate la Toussaint
November 1st
In France, do windows usually swing inwards or outwards
Inwards
What is une pissoire
A public lavatory for ment
What is tutoiement
Using the familiar tu when talking to somebody
What is un bateau-mouche
A tourist boat on the Seine in Paris
What is une maison de retraite
A Nursing home
What is a Michelin book
A tourist guide book
What does défense de on a sign mean
Don't do it
Where would you most likely find par avion written
On an envelope
Where would you find un chauffe-eau
In a bathroom
Where would you find un bidet
in a bathroom
What would you do at Les Galeries Lafayette
Shop
How many centimetres in un metre
100
How many metres in un kilometre
1000
How many grammes in un kilo
1000
What is un Citroen
A French ccar from the Citroen automaker
What do the french cows say
Meuh
What do French roosters say
Cocorico
What do French ducks say
Coin coin
Name the three airports of the city of Paris.
Charles de Gaulle, Le Bourget, Orly
What is the oldest bridge in Paris
Pont Neuf
How many members are in the Academie Française
40
Who is often called the Shakespeare of France
Moliere
Who was proclaimed emperor in 1804
Napoleon
Who was the first French, Christian king
Clovis
Who founded the French Academy
Cardinal Richelieu
What is the capital of Martinique
Fort-de-France
What is the capital of Switzerland
Berne
What French city is home to European Parliament
Strasbourg
What does "croque monsieur" mean
Ham/cheese sandwich
What is in the Musee d'Orsay
French Impressionist paintings
What is a menhir
Upright monument
There are how many countries of the EU
28 countries
What French author refused the Nobel Peace Prize
Sarte
What is the name of the opera built for the built for the bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1789
Bastille Opera
Name four French overseas departments
Guadeloupe, Marinique, Reunion, French Guiana
Who is the popular singer in France and the US born in Quebec?
Celine Dion
What is the motto of Quebec?
Je me souviens (I remember)
What is the largest city in Quebec?
Montreal
Describe the Quebec flag.
Blue and white with a cross and four fleur-de-lis
What does Quebec mean?
Place where the river (St. Lawrence) narrows
Who established Quebec City, the first European settlement, in 1608?
Cartier
What agreement guaranteed Quebec's right to preserve the French language?
Meech Lake Agreement 1974
Where is the only walled city in North America?
Quebec City
This province ranks second in population in Canada.
Quebec
Who is the prime minister of Canada?
Justin Trudeau
What is the symbol of the Winter Carnival in Quebec City?
Le Bonhomme Carnaval
What was the original name of Montreal?
Ville- Marie
What kind of tree is dominant in Provence?
Olive
What kind of factory is located in Blois?
Chocolate
What is the the fifth largest city in France?
Nice
How many hours ahead is France from New York?
Six
Where is the Hall of Mirrors?
Versailles
For what is Grasse famous?
Perfume
What did the French constitution establish for women in 1946?
Equal Pay/Work
Where was the guillotine in Paris?
Place de la Concorde
When did French women receive the right to vote?
1945
What war leader was chief of the Army at the age of 26?
Napoleon
What invention advanced life in the middle Ages the most?
Printing press (Gutenberg)
In the 1300's what was the color the queen wore for mouring?
White
Which King built the Chateau de Chambord?
Francois I
Who is the patron saint of travelers?
St. Christopher
What kind of literature did Paul Verlaine write?
Poetry
Who was the "Maid of Orleans"?
Joan of Arc
What do Lemercier, Mansart and Le Vau have in common?
17th century architects
Who wrote "the stranger"?
Albert Camus
For which crime was Mme De la voisin executed?
Poisoning
What does Henri Langlois collect?
Films
Near what kind of tree do you find truffles
Oak
Which Louis was called Saint Louis
Louis IX
A famous Belgian bicyclist
Eddy Merckx
Medieval art museum in the Latin Quarter
Clung Museum
This bronze statue dominates the Vendome column
Napoleon
Andre Gide wrote during this century
20th
Paris is divided into how many arrondissements
20
Noted for its "station thermale" or hot springs
Vichy
A famous winter sports center at the foot of Mont Blanc
Chamonix
Joan of Arc chased them from France
England
Under him, many castles were built on the Loire
Francois I
Head of the Reign of Terror
Robespierre
He wrote NO EXIT
Jean-Paul Sarte
City known for its crystal
Baccarat
What is Pont l'Eveque
Cheese
Name of the airplane made in France
Airbus
Name of the computerized service created by P.T.T.
Minitel
WHat are the La République and le Monde
Newspapers
What is famous about Andre Gide, Francois Mauriac and Albert Camus
Nobel Prize Winners
Directed the publication of the encyclopedia
Diderot
First female prime minister of Canada
Campbell
Who wrote Madame Bovary
Flaubert
The century of the Golden Age of French Literature
17th
Head of the Natrualist school of Literature
Zola
What city is at the mouth of the Seine
Le Havre
First architect of Louis XIV
Mansard
Father of modern art
Cezanne
When is French Labor Day
May 1st
Painted ballet scenes
Edgar Degas
Founded the scientific method and analytical geometry
Decartes
When do unmarried women celebrate the Fete de Sainte Catherin
November 25th
What is Orly
Airport in Paris
Invented the hydraulic press and the first calculator
Blaise Pascal
King who gave his name to Louisiana
Louis XIV
Who are the "40 immortels"
French Academy members
Which castle is built across the river Cher
Chenonceaux
What is the new wing called in the Louvre
Islam Art
Who is the Prime Minister of France today
Manuel Valls
Who is the Mayor of Paris today
Anne Hidalgo
What French statesmen helped in building the U.S.
Lafayette
What century was known as the Age of Classicism
17th
What modern building in Paris is shaped like an arch
La Defense
The metric system began in what century
19th
Who was known as the Sun King
Louis XIV
What ruler insisted on religious freedom for all
Henri IV
What industrial city in Northeastern France is known for tis textile and machinery production
Lille
St. Louis is named after what French king
Louis IX
This city in the Alps is known for tourism and the manufacturing of gloves
Grenoble
What is the second largest French speaking city in the world
Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
What do the French eat on February 2nd
Crepes
What epic poem describes the defeat for the Moors and the heroism of Roland in 778
La chanson de Roland
In what kind of movies does Louis de Funes star?
Comedies
Who invented Inspector Maigret?
George Simenon
What is a tisane?
Tea
Which Louis was called Saint Louis?
Louis IX
These are some French made cars
Renault, Peugeot, Talbot, Citroen
When was the date for the treaty of Versailles?
1919
Name the 5 romance languages
French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Romanian
What is the second largest city in France?
Lyon
Lyon is famous for what product?
Silk
What famous 18th century philosopher was born in Switzerland?
Jean- Jacques Rousseau
Name 3 great writers of the 19th century
Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Rene Chateaubriand
The health resort at Massif Central, known for its mineral water, was seat of the government during WW2
Vichy
What was the symbol of the Bourbon Dynasty?
Fleur de lis
What was the symbol of the Napoleonic Dynasty?
The golden bee
Translate the motto of Paris:" Elle flotte mais elle ne coule pas..."
She floats but she never sinks
Who came from Domremy?
Jeanne d'arc
What city is known as "La ville lumiere"?
Paris
Name three movie makers
Francois Truffaut, Roger Vadim, Jean Renoir
What are Chambord, Chenoceaux, and Blois?
Chateaux on the Loire
What does SNCF mean?
Societe National de Chemins Fer
Burgundy wine is named after this provence
Bourgogne
What is the largest city on the French Riviera?
Nice
What is the current type of French government?
Republic
What is the French name of Hogwarts?
Poudlard
Who was the leader of the first Haitian revolution?
Napoleon
The Caribbean was a safe haven during the Colonial era for what group of people?
Pirates
What was the year of the Haiti declaration of independence?
1804
What is the capital of Haiti?
Port-au-Prince
What is the motto on the Haitian flag?
L'union fait la force
What is the name of the French Tooth Fairy?
Little Tooth Mouse
What French city if 6 x 7 km?
Paris
Who many regions does France have?
26 regions
What are the main mountain ranges of France?
Pyrenees, Alps, Jura, Vosges and Massif Central
What state is approximately the same size as France?
Texas
What are the surrounding countries of France?
Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany
The flag of Switzerland
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The flag of France
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What is the size of Andorra?
half the size of New York City
What is the capital of Andorra?
Andorra la Vella
The flag of Andorra
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What is the size of Monaco?
499 acres
The flag of Monaco
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What is the nationality of those who live in Monaco?
Monégasque
What is the size of Luxembourg?
smaller than Rhode Island
What is the capital of Luxembourg?
Luxembourg
The flag of Luxembourg
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What is the capital of Belgium?
Brussels
The flag of Belgium
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What is the capital of Algeria?
Algiers
The flag of Algeria
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Who painted water lilies?
Claude Monet
What French artist did Peasant Scenes (The Gleaners, The Angelus)?
Jean-François Millet
What French artist did the Murals in the Panthéon in Paris?
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
What French artist did the paintings of ballet dancers?
Edgar Degas
What French artist is considered the father of modern art?
Paul Cézanne
What French artist made the Scenes of Tahiti in brilliant colors?
Paul Gaugiun
What French artist designed the Chapel in Vence, France?
Henri Matisse
What French artist made the painting of sunflowers?
Vincent Van Gogh
What French artist made beautiful portraits of women?
Auguste Renoir
What Impressionist's favorite color was Black?
Édouard Manet
Which French artist made paintings and posters of cabaret dancers?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Which French artist is a sculptor specialized in busts of famous men?
Jean-Antoine Houdon
What French artist designed the Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor?
Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
What French artist did The Thinker, The Kiss?
Auguste Rodin
What French artist designed The Palace of Versailles?
Jules Hardouin Mansard
What French artist did Pointillism?
Georges Seurat
What French artist did Cubism?
Georges Braque
What French Artist did Guernica?
Pablo Picasso
Who is known for contributing to the development of photography?
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Who is known for formulating the theory of microbes as the cause of contagious diseases; invent a rabies vaccine; discovered the process of pasteurization?
Louis Pasteur
Who is known for contributing to the study of electricity and mathematics; the unit of intensity of electric current is named for him?
André Ampère
Who discovered radium in 1899?
Pierre and Marie Curie
Who invented a system of writing for the blind?
Louis Braille
Who created analytic geometry; founded the scientific method, based on reason?
René Descartes
Who was one of the creates of modern chemistry?
Antoine-laurent de Lavoisier?
Who was an Archeologist who succeeded in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics?
Jean-François Champollion
Who was the founder of modern physiology and experimental medicine?
Claude Bernard
Who invented the hydraulic press and the first adding machine?
Blaise Pascal
Who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo and The three Musketeers?
Alexandre Dumas
Who wrote Candide?
Voltaire
Who wrote Rhinoceros and the The Lesson?
Eugène Lonesco
Who wrote "The Necklace"?
Guy de Maupassant
Who wrote The Cid?
Pierre Corneille
Who wrote the Being and Nothingness, Huis Clos, and Nausea?
Jean-Paul Sartre
Who wrote Madame Bovary?
Gustave Flaubert
Who wrote Les Misérables, The hunchback of Notre Dame?
Victor Hugo
Who wrote Gargantua?
François Rabelais
Who wrote The Human Comedy?
Honoré de Balzac
Who wrote The Plaque and The Stranger?
Albert Camus
Who wrote The Second Sex?
Simone de Beauvoir
Who wrote Andromaque, Britannicus?
Jean Racine
Who wrote Lelia, Valentine?
George Sand
Who wrote The Little Prince?
Antoine de St.-Exupéry
Who wrote The Bourgeois Gentleman?
Molière
Who wrote Germinal?
Émile Zola
Who wrote Letters from the My Windmill?
Alphonse Daudet
Who wrote Emile?
Rousseau
Who is the France's most famous ecologist?
Hjaques-Yves Cousteau
Why were the first hot air balloons know as montgolières?
after the inventors, the Montgolfier brothers
When was the first female prime minister, Edith Cresson, appointed?
1991
Whose work on radioactivity was the first step toward radiation treatment for cancer?
Marie Curie's work
What did Gustave Eiffel build before he built the Eiffel Tower?
Bordeaux Bridge
What great American landmark did Gustave Eiffel help design and build?
Statue of Liberty
Who was the first French explorer of North America?
Jacques Cartier
Which French President was responsible of the construction of the Louvre Pyramid, the Great Arch at La Defense and the Bastille Opera?
François Mitterrand
Who launched the first hot air balloon in 1783?
Bother Jacques-Euenne and Josephe-Michel Montgolfier
Who was the first great writer in France?
Francois Rabelais
Which French writer wrote the Three Musketeers?
Alexandre Dumas (père)
Who is responsible for the invention of the cinema in the late 19th century?
The Lumière brothers-Louis an Auguste
Which three French clothing designers first influenced the fashion trends?
Coco Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent, Cristian Dior
Who were the two most prominent scientists in early 20th century France?
Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur
What was Louis Pasteur's most important vaccine?
Rabies Vaccine
What did Andres-Jacques Garnerin create 200 years ago?
Parachute
What did René Laenee create in 1816?
Stethoscope
What did Louis Braille create in 1824?
Braille script to help the blind read
How long ago did the two Frenchmen Joseph-Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre invent photography?
150 Years Ago.
In 1942, what type of equipment did Emile Gagnon and Jaques Cousteau invent?
Scuba gear
Who composed the national anthem of France?
Claude-Joseph and Rouget de Lisle
Who stayed at the Palace of Fontainebleau?
Napoleon
What is the name of the dog in the comic strip Asterix?
Idéfix
During what century was Le Corbusier a famous architect?
20th Century
Who was Louis Renault?
Founder of Renault automobiles
What kind of animal is Babar?
Elephant
Who is Astérix?
cartoon character
How did Saint-Exupery die?
He disappeared on a mission during WWII
What was the nationality of the painter Mona Lisa?
Italian
Who painted Guernica?
Pablo Picasso
The Man in the Iron Mask was the supposed twin brother of which French King?
Louis XIV
Who won the Nobel Price for physics in 1903?
Marie et Pierre Curie
What was Grace Kelly's profession before she married Prince Rainier de Monaco?
American Film Star
Whose mistress was the Marquise de Pompadour?
Louis XV
Where did the la Goulue dance?
Moulin Rouge
Which artist cut of his ear?
Vincent Van Gogh
Why is Sainte Helene associated with Napoleon?
That is where he died
What was the occupation of Brigette Bardot?
Film star
Who married Louis XII?
Anne d'Autriche
Where did Vincent Van Gogh settle in the late 19th century because he found inspiration for his painting there?
Arles
What other painter did an Gogh invite to share his studio in the South of Franche?
Paul Gauguin
what was the profession of Debussy?
Composer
What french sculptor dominated the 19th century?
Augustine Rodin
Which artist painted scenes from the Moulin Rouge?
Hemri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Who sculpted le Penseur?
Augustine Rodin
What opera did Georges Biznet write that is considered his masterpiece?
Carmen
Which school of literature is Victor Hugo often associated with?
Romanticism
Who wrote Gargantua and Pantagruel?
François Rabelais
During which century did Albert Camus write?
20th century
Who wrote the absurdist plays Rhinoceros and La cantatrice chauvre (the bold soprano)?
Eugene Lonesco
What did Paul Verlaine write?
Poetry
Who wrote Candide?
Voltaire
What was the profession of Jean Renoir?
Film Director
Who composed Boléro?
Maurice Ravel
Who was Molière?
17th century playwriight
Who wrote Tartuffe?
Molière
Who wrote Les Misérables?
Victor Hugo
Of what school of philosophy was Jean-Paul Sartre a major representative?
L'exostemtialisme
When did Joan of Ark become Saint Joan?
1920
Why was Marie Antoinette disliked by the French?
For not understanding the people and frivolously spending money
When was Marie Antoinette executed by guillotine?
1793
What building is name after Georges Pompidou?
Le centre Georges Pompidou
Who said L'Etat, c'est moi? (I am the State)
Louis XIV
Who is Zinédine Zidane?
soccer player of Algerian origin who brought the World Cup to the French in 1998
What very famous writer was born in Nantes?
Jules Verne
When were the boundaries of modern France established?
1500
Protestantism came to France during the 1500s. Those who converted were called?
Huguenots
On June 12, 1940, Paris surrendered to what country to save itself from destruction?
Germany
By 1942 who had taken control over the entire country of France?
Germans
During WWII, what percentage of France's factories, machinery and transportation systems were lost?
80%
Where did Paris get its name from?
A Gallic tribe, Parish
What was the Roman (Latin) name for Paris?
Lutetia
What caused the French Revolution of 1789?
High taxes and starvation
Prior to the Roman invasion was the language of the French?
Celtic
What were the series of wars between the French and English that began in 1337?
hundred year war
What event is considered the start of the French Revolution?
storming of the Bastille
France's North American Colony, Louisiana, was sold to the US. What was the sale called?
Louisiana Purchase
How many French soldiers died in WWI?
2 million
Who did France join in declaring war on Germany, which began WWII?
Britain
Who invaded and occupied the northern and western parts of France in 1940?
Germany
Who led the underground resistance movement for those opposed to the Nazi takeover in France?
General Charles de Gaulle
A new phenomenon called cohabitation appeared in French politics in the 1980s and 1990s. What does it mean?
the president and government belong to different political parties
Who brought order back to France?
Napolean Bonaparte
How long is the presidential term in France?
7 years
What happened to Charles VII on July, 18, 1429?
he was crowned King of France
Why was Joan of Arc burned at the stake on May 30, 1431?
she was accused of being a witch
Which King of France was known as the Sun King?
Louis XIV
Which state was a French territory until sold to the US in 1803?
Louisiana
When was the Statue of Liberty shipped from France to NY?
1885
Who was the queen of France at the time of the Revolution?
Marie Antoinette
When did Algeria Gain its independence from France?
1962
When was the French defeat at Dienbienphu?
May, 1954
Who was the first president of the 5th republic?
Charles de Gaulle
when was a bill approved giving Corsica limited autonomy?
2001
What is le Front National?
right wing, anti-immigration party
Who has been the leader of Le Front National since 1972?
Jean-Marie Le Pen
When was Jacques Chirac elected president?
1995
When did France end nuclear testing?
1996
What did France lose in the Franco-German ear of 1870-1871?
Alsace and Lorraine
What did France get back at the end of WWI?
Alsace and Lorraine
What coalition group won the elections in 1936?
Le Front Populaire
What did the Popular Front governments enact?
Important social and labor reforms
Who was the head of the Vichy government?
Le maréchal Pétain
What helped rebuild France at the end of WWII?
Marshall Plan
What is "un potage"?
soup
What are "crudités"?
raw, fresh vegetables
What is calvados?
apple liquor
What is "un petit beurre"?
a cookie
What is "une langue de chat"?
a cookie
What phrase became popular after the attacks at Charlie Hebdo?
Je suis Charlie
What was the name of the famous Parisian concert hall that was attacked by terrorists on November 13, 2015?
Bataclan
Who was the leading man in the 1990 film Cyrano de Bergerac?
Gérard Depardieu
Where is the Center for French Space Programs?
Toulouse
What was Andre LeNotre's job at Versailles?
Gardner
What would you do at La Comedie Française?
watch a play
What is brioche?
sweet bread
What can be found at the Musée Grévin?
wax figures
Who is the patron saint of Paris?
Sainte Geneviève
After three decades of dictatorship who was elected president of Haïti in 1990?
Jean Baptiste Aristide
What kind of arabic is spoken in rural areas of Morocco?
Berber
Where was Jeanne D'Arc executed?
Rouen
What are the languages spoken in Andorra?
Catalan (official), Spanish and French
Who is the slave that led the revolution in Haiti?
Toussaint L'Ouverture
What are the two francophone countries in Latin America?
Haïti and French Guyana
Who won the 2008 nobel prize in literature?
Le Clézio
In which century was La Sorbonne founded?
13th
In what decade was McDonalds built in France?
1970s
What monument was built for the 1889 world fair in Paris?
Eiffel Tower
Canada is the third largest producer of what precious stone?
Diamond
On which street of Paris does the Tour de France ends?
Champs-Elysées
What is the second biggest city Haïti?
Delmas
What is the name of a Moroccan soup?
Harira
What is the name of the reigning family of Monaco?
Grimaldi
Who is the leader that fought against Julius Caesar?
Vercingetorix
Who founded Quebec City?
Samuel de Champlain
Who is the most famous distance runner for Morocco?
Hicham El Guerrouj (won 2004 summer olympics)
Whose pen name was Molière for?
Jean Baptiste Poquelin
How many tourists visit France each year?
60 million
What did Louis Lumière famously invent?
The motion picture (movie)
What is "le marché aux puces"?
Flea market
Where did Charles de Gaulle take refuge during World War II?
London, England
Who wrote "Twenty Thousand leagues under the sea"?
Jules Vernes
What is "fêves au lard"?
Pork and beans
What is the climate in Morocco?
Mediterranean
July 14 commemorates the destruction of which prison?
La Bastille
What is the capital of Alsace?
Strasbourg
What is the legal age of voting in France?
18
Who was the last queen of France?
Marie-Antoinette
Who was René Descartes?
Philosopher, Mathematician,Scientist
What is a béret?
A hat
Who was the first woman to be appointed professeur at La Sorbonne and be awarded 2 nobel prizes?
Marie Curie
On what do you put "vinaigrette"?
Salad
What is the age to get your driver's license in France?
18
What does "kif-kif" means?
It's the same
Which national high school exam must all french students pass to graduate?
Baccalauréat
What is the name of the elite school for government service?
ENA
In which region is Paris located?
Ile-de-France
Who ruled during the reign of Terror?
Roberspierre
What is the flavor of Kir?
Cassis (blackcurrant)
Which French actress won an academy award in 2008?
Marion Cotillard
Who is the actual French president?
François Hollande
How big is Quebec?
1,700,000 square kilometer
What is the national animal of Canada?
beaver
Who is the author of Astérix?
Uderzo
In which arrondissement is l'Arc de Triomphe?
8th
Who was Valery Giscard D'Estain?
French president
What is the population of Quebec?
7,879,167
In what year was the metro built in Paris?
1900
Where are the Atlas Mountains located in Morocco?
Central and south of the country
What year was the first festival of Cannes?
1946
In Haïti, which brutal dictator dominated political life between 1957 and 1971?
François "papa doc" Duvalier
Who founded the "légion d'honneur"?
Napoléon Bonaparte
Who was the prefect under Napoléon III who gave Paris its modern appearance?
Haussmann
What is a tourtière?
A traditional Quebec meat pie
Where was Charles de Gaulle born?
Lille
Who wrote "Le rouge et le noir"?
Stendhal
In which city is the Chateau de Frontenac?
Quebec City
What is the name of the Roman-Byzantine style church in the Montmartre district of Paris?
La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur.
What is the name of the actress that played "Amélie"?
Audrey Tautou
Where are Napoleon's remains today?
Hotel des Invalides
Who is responsible for building the Arc de Triomphe?
Napoléon
What is a 2 CV (deux chevaux)?
A car
What was the Louvre originally?
A palace
80% of Québecois live near which river?
Saint Lawrence river
What is the French term for mother-in-law?
Belle-mère
What american cartoon/movie is named after a french vegetable stew?
Ratatouille
What is a typical French breakfast?
Croissant and coffee
What was the name of France when the Romans invaded?
La gaule
What is the flavor of "pastis"?
Licorice
What is the most famous dish from Morocco?
Couscous
Which arrondissement in Paris contains the "Latin quarter"?
5th arrondissement
What is known as "le débarquement"?
D-Day
Where does "la Bouillabaisse" come from?
Marseille
How many administrative regions does Quebec Have?
17
When was the 5th republic established in France?
1958
When was the Euro tunnel first opened?
May 6, 1994
What is a house warming party called in French?
La crémallière
Quebecers are known to swear a lot. Most of swear words are related to what?
Church
When did Jacques Cartier sail up the St Lawrence river?
1534
Who is the Patron Saint of Paris?
Sainte Geneviève
Which president abolished the death penalty in France?
François Mittérand
Who was the wife of Louis XVI?
Marie Antoinette
What is calvados?
Apple liquor
What kind of government does Monaco has?
Constitutional monarchy
What is a flying buttress?
Support on a church
Name the French-speaking region of Belgium?
Wallonia
What is the nationality of the rap artist Stromae?
Belge (from Belgium)
When was the official French flag chosen?
1789
When was the PACS adopted in France?
Nov 1999
What is the largest city of Monaco?
Monte Carlo
In what year did the French Revolution begin?
1789
What is the capital of the French island "la Guadeloupe"?
Pointe-a-Pitre
What is the lowest point in France?
Rhone River Delta
What is the largest city in Morocco?
Casablanca
In what year was Joan of Arc burned to death?
1431
The Clos de Vougeot wine comes from which region?
Burgundy
What region or state of Canada does Quebec border?
New Brunswick
What is the national summer sport of Canada?
Lacrosse
What is "la soupe aux pois"?
Pea soup
What is the name of the french actress who starred in "James Bond:the world is not enough"?
Sophie Marceau
Who founded the first school in France?
Charlemagne
What are 2 of the 3 official languages in Belgium?
French, Dutch, German
Who assassinated King Henry IV in 1610?
Ravaillac
Which french general aided the U.S. during the American Revolution?
General Lafayette
The Supreme Court of France is called?
Cour de cassation
What is "la Conciergerie"?
A prison
What is "le raï"?
Algerian type of music
What is the prestigious French literary prize?
Prix Goncourt
How often is a French president elected?
Every 5 years
Who was made emperor in 800A.D.?
Charlemagne
What type of power does Canada sell to the U.S.?
hydro electric
What is a tarte au sucre?
Sugar pie made with sugar and maple syrup
When does France celebrate the end of WWII?
May 8
What is the biggest port of France?
Marseille
How many kilometers in a mile?
1.6
Who was the king of Morocco from 1961 to 1999?
Hassan II
What is the official residence of the French president?
Le palais de l'Elysée
What is the name of the weekly or monthly metro pass in Paris?
La carte Orange
Which city held the traditional coronation place of French kings?
Reims
How long is a presidential term in Haiti?
5 years
What happened in Paris in May 1968?
Students riots