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Are any of the following areas NOT covered by the French social security system?
They are all covered.
Which of the following does the French government NOT provide for the populations of its overseas territories?
opportunities for economic advancement for those not employed by the French government
The creation of 22* French régions was passed into law under which French president?
*In 2017, the number of régions was reduced to 18.
The French tendency towards intransigence is known as....
What geometric does the outline of France resemble?
Until the 2012 election of François Hollande, the only Socialist to serve as president under the Fifth Republic has been....
In discussing contemporary France, "high culture" denotes....
the body of literary and philosophical works expressing the highest realization of the French psyche (the canon)
The five overseas départements of France are:
Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion, Mayotte,;and French Guyana
Which of the following is NOT a territorial entity in France?
un canton (canton)
French civil society (la société civile) refers to...
the private sphere, or all aspects of public life that fall outside the State's purview
Which of the following processes is NOT useful in hold the central authority of the State and the power of the French president in check?
The European Union of 1992 consisted of _____ member countries.
SEMs (Sociétés d'Économie Mixte) or cooperatives between the government and private enterprise for the building of infrastructure, have worked well in France because....
local municipalities (communes) can take responsibility for carrying out the building projects laid out in the overall economic plans developed by the State
In the coming years, the French economy will be challenged by...
all of the above.
The French legal system is NOT based on...
When French people refer to l'État (the State), they mean ...
All of the above.
Which of the following French celebrities does NOT belong in the category following his or her name?
Édith Piaf -- theater
The French president is elected for a term of ____ years.
The strongest influence on the vocabulary of French today outside of scientific, academic, and official circles is....
Jack Lang -- François Mitterrand's two-term minister of culture (1981-1986,1988-1993) -- was a pioneer in the area of creating large government subsidies that were meant to...
promote country-wide festivals featuring artists from all areas of popular and folk expression
What challenge did François Hollande NOT face during his first seven months in office?
a terrorist attack in Paris
As of July 1, 2020 and after Britain's departure (Brexit) , how many countries currently belong to the European Union?
Which candidate along with François Hollande advanced to the final round (2nd tour) of the French election of 2012?
The founding document of the European Union that set in motion a timetable for the adoption of a common currency -- the euro -- and which passed by a very slim margin in France is known as....
The Treaty of Maastrict
Which of the following limits the French president's power?
Impeachment for high treason.
He must follow the Constitution.
- All OF THE ABOVE.
Serving with a prime minister from a different political party.
What major economic strategy did French president; François Hollande advocate during his 2012 campaign for managing the EU debt crisis?
promoting economic growth
Les Trentes Glorieuses refers to the economic miracle that transformed France. It refers to which 30-year span?
Of the fifteen countries that were members when the transition to the euro began in 1998, which three refused to adopt the common currency?
Britain, Denmark and Sweden
The governmental official who represents each département in Paris is called a _____.
Which two EU countries have been leaders in the ecology movement?
The Netherlands and Denmark
Which type of educational institution is NOT compulsory in France?
la maternelle (nursery school)
Who is Charlemagne?
the most important Carolingian
When observing French norms of privacy in a conversation, do NOT....
discuss how much money you earn
What are the colors of the French flag?
red, white and blue
Humorist Pierre Daninos uses the terms Le Côté Jeanne d'Arc and Le Côté Napoléon to illustrate...
dual and opposing tendencies in the French national character shaped by their history
Under the Fifth Republic, the French President CANNOT....
disregard the Constitution
The newest country to join the European Union is
Besides Paris, the three most important urban agglomerations in France are....
Lille, Lyon and Marseille
The Eurozone consists of _____ EU member countries.
It is easier to prove someone guilty in a French court than in an American court because...
a guilty verdict in a French court is based on preponderance of the evidence, not proof beyond a reasonable doubt
French criminal law....
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