Connais-tu LA France ?

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Connais-tu LA France ? - Quiz

A quiz about French culture, language, heritage and geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of the French national anthem?

    • A.

      La Parisienne

    • B.

      La France

    • C.

      La Nicoise

    • D.

      La Marseillaise

    Correct Answer
    D. La Marseillaise
    Explanation
    La Marseillaise is the correct answer because it is the name of the French national anthem. It was written and composed during the French Revolution and has since become a symbol of patriotism and national unity in France. The anthem is named after the city of Marseille, where it was first sung by French revolutionary troops as they marched to Paris. La Marseillaise is known for its powerful and stirring lyrics, which celebrate the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

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  • 2. 

    When did the french revolution take place ?

    • A.

      1789-1799

    • B.

      1697-1714

    • C.

      1799-1804

    • D.

      1631-1644

    Correct Answer
    A. 1789-1799
    Explanation
    The French Revolution took place from 1789 to 1799. This period marked a significant political and social upheaval in France, characterized by the overthrow of the monarchy, the rise of radical political factions, and the Reign of Terror. The revolution led to the establishment of the First French Republic and ultimately paved the way for the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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  • 3. 

    What is the government of France ?

    • A.

      Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy

    • B.

      Federal semi-presidential republic

    • C.

      Federal Parliamentary republic

    • D.

      Unitary semi-presidential republic

    Correct Answer
    D. Unitary semi-presidential republic
    Explanation
    The government of France is a unitary semi-presidential republic. In this type of government, power is centralized in a single national government, with subnational entities having limited powers. The head of state is the President, who is elected by the people, and the head of government is the Prime Minister. The President holds significant executive powers, while the Prime Minister is responsible for day-to-day governance. This system allows for a balance of power between the President and the Parliament, with the President having the ability to dissolve the Parliament in certain circumstances.

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  • 4. 

    Which mountain range is not in France ?

    • A.

      Alps

    • B.

      Pyrenees

    • C.

      Jura

    • D.

      Apennine

    Correct Answer
    D. Apennine
    Explanation
    The Apennine mountain range is not in France. The Apennines are located in Italy and stretch the entire length of the Italian peninsula, from the northwest to the south. They are known for their rugged beauty and are a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. While France is home to the Alps, Pyrenees, and Jura mountain ranges, the Apennines are not found within its borders.

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  • 5. 

    What means: Where is the ice cream parlour ?

    • A.

      Où est le marchand de glaces ?

    • B.

      Où se trouve la patinoire ?

    • C.

      Où est l'aéroport ?

    • D.

      Où est le coiffeur ?

    Correct Answer
    A. Où est le marchand de glaces ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Où est le marchand de glaces?" because it directly translates to "Where is the ice cream parlour?" in English. The other options provided in the question are "Où se trouve la patinoire?" which means "Where is the ice rink?", "Où est l'aéroport?" which means "Where is the airport?", and "Où est le coiffeur?" which means "Where is the hairdresser?". These options are not relevant to the question about the location of the ice cream parlour.

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  • 6. 

    What body of water does not border France ?

    • A.

      Baltic Sea

    • B.

      North Sea

    • C.

      Channel

    • D.

      Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Baltic Sea
    Explanation
    The Baltic Sea is the correct answer because it does not border France. France is located in Western Europe and is bordered by the English Channel to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Baltic Sea, on the other hand, is located in Northern Europe and is bordered by countries such as Sweden, Finland, and Germany, but not France.

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  • 7. 

    In how many countries in the world is French spoken ?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      More than 20

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    B. More than 20
    Explanation
    French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and is an official language in 29 countries. Therefore, it is correct to say that French is spoken in more than 20 countries.

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  • 8. 

    What's the buildings name ?

    • A.

      Palais de l'Élysée

    • B.

      Arc de Triomphe

    • C.

      Château de Versailles

    • D.

      Champs-Élysées

    Correct Answer
    A. Palais de l'Élysée
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Palais de l'Élysée. The Palais de l'Élysée is the official residence of the President of France. It is located in Paris and has been the residence of French presidents since 1848. The building's name refers to the Elysian Fields, a paradise in Greek mythology, symbolizing the grandeur and importance of the residence.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the president of France ?

    • A.

      François Fillon

    • B.

      Gérard Depardieu

    • C.

      Nicolas Sarkozy

    • D.

      Carlo Bruni

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicolas Sarkozy
    Explanation
    Nicolas Sarkozy is the correct answer because he served as the president of France from 2007 to 2012. François Fillon is a French politician who served as Prime Minister under Sarkozy, but he was never the president. Gérard Depardieu is a well-known French actor, not a politician. Carlo Bruni is an Italian-French singer and former model, not a politician either. Therefore, the correct answer is Nicolas Sarkozy.

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  • 10. 

    As how do the French refer to their sport teams?

    • A.

      Les bleux

    • B.

      Les rouges

    • C.

      Les blancs

    • D.

      Les blancs

    Correct Answer
    A. Les bleux
    Explanation
    The French refer to their sport teams as "Les Bleux." This term is commonly used to refer to the French national teams in various sports, including football (soccer), rugby, and basketball. The term "Les Bleux" is derived from the blue color of the team's uniforms, which has become a symbol of French national pride in sports.

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  • 11. 

    What is celebrated on July 14th ?

    • A.

      Pentecôte

    • B.

      Birth of Napoleon

    • C.

      Le Jour de la Pris de la Bastille

    • D.

      Renaissance day

    Correct Answer
    C. Le Jour de la Pris de la Bastille
    Explanation
    Le Jour de la Pris de la Bastille is celebrated on July 14th. This day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, which took place on July 14, 1789. The event marked a turning point in the French Revolution and is considered a symbol of the fight for liberty and the end of the monarchy in France. It is celebrated as a national holiday in France, known as Bastille Day, with parades, fireworks, and other festivities.

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  • 12. 

    What is the most famous picture in the Louvre?

    • A.

      The Bridge at Giverny (Claude Monet)

    • B.

      Gare d'Orsay (Laloux)

    • C.

      The Dancers (Degas)

    • D.

      Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)

    Correct Answer
    D. Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)
    Explanation
    The most famous picture in the Louvre is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting is renowned for its enigmatic smile and has become an iconic symbol of art and culture. It attracts millions of visitors to the Louvre every year, making it the most famous and popular artwork in the museum.

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  • 13. 

    How many people live in France ?

    • A.

      49 million

    • B.

      80 million

    • C.

      62 million

    • D.

      58 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 62 million
    Explanation
    France has a population of 62 million people. This can be determined by looking at the answer choice that states 62 million, which is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    With how many kisses do the French greet ?

    • A.

      2-4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1-5

    Correct Answer
    A. 2-4
    Explanation
    In France, it is customary to greet with a kiss on the cheek. The number of kisses can vary depending on the region and the relationship between the people. Generally, it is common to give two kisses, one on each cheek. However, in some regions, three or four kisses may be exchanged. Therefore, the correct answer is 2-4, as it represents the range of kisses that the French use to greet each other.

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  • 15. 

      Who is this ?       

    • A.

      Napoleon Bonaparte

    • B.

      Francois XII

    • C.

      Louis XIV

    • D.

      Francois XIV

    • E.

      Louis XIII

    Correct Answer
    C. Louis XIV
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Louis XIV. Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, was the King of France from 1643 to 1715. He is known for his long and powerful reign, during which he centralized the power of the monarchy, expanded French territory, and promoted arts and culture. He is often associated with the Palace of Versailles, which he transformed into a symbol of absolute monarchy and grandeur.

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  • 16. 

    On what date is Christmas celebrated in France ?

    • A.

      December 25th

    • B.

      December 6th

    • C.

      January 07th

    • D.

      December 24th

    Correct Answer
    D. December 24th
    Explanation
    In France, Christmas is celebrated on December 24th. This is known as Christmas Eve and is traditionally a time for families to come together and exchange gifts. It is also common for people to attend midnight Mass and enjoy a festive meal. While December 25th is recognized as Christmas Day in many other countries, in France, the main celebration takes place on the evening of the 24th.

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  • 17. 

    Translate the following: Le baleine est le plus gros animal dans la mer

    • A.

      The whale is the biggest animal in the sea.

    • B.

      Penguins live on the south pole.

    • C.

      Seals live in the sea.

    • D.

      Animals are often abandoned in sea.

    Correct Answer
    A. The whale is the biggest animal in the sea.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately translates the given sentence "Le baleine est le plus gros animal dans la mer" from French to English. It conveys the meaning that the whale is the largest animal in the sea.

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  • 18. 

    Which currency is used in France ?

    • A.

      Lira

    • B.

      Franc

    • C.

      Euro

    • D.

      Pound

    Correct Answer
    C. Euro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Euro. Euro is the currency used in France. It replaced the French Franc in 2002. The Euro is the official currency of multiple countries in the European Union and is widely accepted in France for daily transactions and purchases.

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  • 19. 

    Who said the following: I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

    • A.

      Voltaire

    • B.

      Diderot

    • C.

      Montesquieu

    • D.

      Robespierre

    Correct Answer
    A. Voltaire
    Explanation
    Voltaire is the correct answer because this quote is often attributed to him. It reflects his belief in freedom of speech and tolerance, even if he personally disagreed with the opinions being expressed. This quote has become synonymous with the principle of free speech and has been widely quoted and referenced in discussions about freedom of expression.

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  • 20. 

    Which animal is that ?   

    • A.

      Un oiseau

    • B.

      Une vache

    • C.

      Un chien

    • D.

      Un aigle

    Correct Answer
    A. Un oiseau
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Un oiseau" because the question asks for the animal being referred to, and "Un oiseau" translates to "A bird" in English.

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  • 21. 

    By which of the following countries is France not bordered?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      Luxembourg

    • D.

      Netherlands

    Correct Answer
    D. Netherlands
    Explanation
    France is not bordered by the Netherlands. France shares borders with Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, but not with the Netherlands.

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  • 22. 

    Out of which french comic do these characters come? 

    • A.

      The adventures of Tintin

    • B.

      Barbar the elephant

    • C.

      Caesar and the egyptians

    • D.

      Asterix and Obelix

    Correct Answer
    D. Asterix and Obelix
    Explanation
    The characters mentioned in the question, Tintin, Barbar the elephant, Caesar, and the Egyptians, do not belong to any French comic. However, the characters Asterix and Obelix are from the French comic series "Asterix and Obelix".

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