Wiz Quiz - France
1) What is the capital city of France? Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux.
2) Prehistoric art can be found in caves in one of the following: Lascaux, the Louvre, Giverny.
3) When was the Sorbonne founded? 13th century, 10th century, 17th century.
4) Who helped the French drive the English out of France in 1450? Charlemagne, Eleanor of Acquitaine, Joan of Arc.
5) Where was Louis XIVs favourite palace? Versailles, Chartres, Paris.
6) What is commemorated on Bastille Day? the birth of Napoleon, the French Revolution, the building of the Bastille.
7) Which of the following was NOT a French possession in Indochina? Cambodia, Guadeloupe, Laos.
8) France had extensive African possessions - these included the countries of French West Africa. This federation consisted of Cote d'Ivoire, French Guinea (now Guinea), French Sudan (now Mali) and Senegal. Later members were the present-day countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and one other country. Name the country. Nambia, Niger, Nigeria.
9) Who was the Free French leader during the Second World War? George Pompidou, Charles de Gaulle, Jacques Chirac.
10) One of the following statements describes France's entry to the European Economic Community (now the EU). France was the last country to join the EU. France was one of the founders of the European Economic Community. France was an applicant to join the EU at the same time as the UK.
11) The development of Concorde, the supersonic airliner, was shared between France and another European country. Name the country. Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom.
12) Where is the film festival in France held? Amiens, Cannes, Corsica.
13) For what activity was the film star Bridget Bardot known in her later life? writing for Paris Match, singing, care of animals.
14) Who is the author of Les Miserables? Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Victor Hugo.
15) When did France host and win the FIFA World Cup? 1994, 1998, 2006.
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