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French 1 Culture Exam
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What is the largest country in Western Europe?
What is the largest city in France?
beef, veal, poultry, and cheese
What is France, Western Europe's largest producer of?
Belgium and Luxembourg
What countries border France to the North?
Germany, Switzerland, and Italy
What countries border France on the East?
the Mediterranean Sea and Spain
What borders France on the South side of of the country?
ex-colonies in Africa
What countries still use French as their official language?
Near what country is Strasbourg?
As the U.S is divided into states, France is divided into?
What is the approximate geometrical shape of France?
What are the divisions of Paris called?
What is the largest port of France?
What is la France d'outre-mer?
What is le Figaro?
Bastille Day, July 14th
What day in France is comparable to the American Independence Day, July 4th?
The French helped create the world's fastest passenger airplane called?
April Fool's Day
Which holiday celebrated in the United States began in France 450 years ago?
What is the name of the French space program?
What religion do most people in France belong to?
How many French speakers are there worldwide?
a supersonic commercial airplane
What is the Concorde?
a tourist guide book
What is a Michelin book?
don't do it
What does défense de on a sign mean?
in a bathroom
Where would you find un bidet?
What would you do at les Galeries Lafayette?
a pinball machine
What is un flipper?
a French car from the Citroën brand
What is une Citroën?
on the right
On what side of the road do you drive in France?
a Gallic tribe, Parisii
Where did gets Paris get its name?
high taxes and starvation
What caused the French Revolution of 1789?
How many people were executed in the French Revolution?
the storming of the Bastille
What event is considered the start of the French Revolution?
the Louisiana Purchase
France's North American colony, Louisiana, was sold to the United States. What was the sale called?
the United States
Who entered World War I in 1917 to help France defeat Germany?
Who crowned himself emperor in 1804?
How long is the presidential term of France when a new president gets elected?
When was the Statue of Liberty shipped from France to New York?
for the 1889 World Fair
For which occasion was the Eiffel Tower built?
Where was the final defeat of Napoleon?
Who is the first national hero of France?
The Fifth Republic
Which Republic is France under today?
What is the nickname of the French flag?
Who ruled France when the metric system was established?
June 6, 1944
When did the allies land in Normandy?
Palace of the kings of France
What was the original purpose of le Louvre?
Charles de Gaulle
Who was the first president of the 5th Republic?
How many different types of cheese does France produce?
le réveillon de Noël
What is the French term for the meal that is celebrated on Christmas Eve, December 24th?
in the afternoon (goûter = afternoon snack for children)
When would one eat un goûter?
What do you call a meal where guests cook chunks of prime beef in hot oil at the table?
Cooking in France is considered a form of . . .?
What is a famous French Beef stew?
Which ingredient is essential in Provençal cooking?
What is le camembert?
What is the main ingredient in pâté de foie gras?
What does une baguette mean besides the loaf of bread?
a toasted cheese and ham sandwich
What is un croque-monsieur?
What is une langue de chat?
a veal tongue (delicious!)
What is une langue de veau?
Whose work on radioactivity was the first step toward radiation treatment for cancer?
the Eiffel Tower
What structure was built in Paris in 1889 by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel?
Who was the first French explorer of North America?
Who was the French President responsible for the construction of the Louvre Pyramid, the Great Arch at La Defense, and the Bastille Opera?
the movie camera and projector
What did the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiére invent?
the vaccine against rabies
What was Louis Pasteur's most important vaccine?
Who invented the process of pasteurization?
the founder of Renault automobiles
Who was Louis Renault?
What was the profession of Coco Chanel?
Where was Picasso born?
Marie et Pierre Curie
Who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1903?
Vincent Van Gogh
Which artist cut off his ear?
Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec
Which artist painted scenes from the Moulin Rouge?
Who sculpted Le Penseur?
Who wrote Candide?
a 17th century playwright
Who was Moliére?
Who wrote Les Misérables?
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Who wrote Le Petit Prince?
Marie Antoinette was not French. What nationality was she?
Who said "L'État, c'est moi" (I am the State)?
a soccer player of Algerian origin who brought the World Cup to the French in 1998
Who is Zinédine Zidane?
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