Educational Travel Week: France Destination Quiz

10 Questions
France Quizzes & Trivia

Ready to test your knowledge of L’Hexagone? (That’s France’s nickname. Don’t worry, it’s not on the quiz. ) See if you can tell the difference between a baguette and a bagel as you try your luck with 10 questions dedicated to all things France. Bonne chance! (That means good luck. If you didn’t know that, you’re really gonna need it. )

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    So you’ve always wanted a Hermes Kelly handbag. But do you know how long it takes for a master craftsmen to complete just one of them?
    • A. 

      4.5 hours

    • B. 

      6 days

    • C. 

      2 weeks

    • D. 

      1 month

  • 2. 
    Think you know your fromage (a.k.a. cheese)? How many varieties are native to France?
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      185

    • C. 

      215

    • D. 

      365

  • 3. 
    Ho ho ho, zee French Cuisine. Do you know which French delicacy actually originated in France?
    • A. 

      Foie Gras

    • B. 

      Croissant

    • C. 

      Petit Suisse (Little Swiss Cheese)

    • D. 

      Escargot

  • 4. 
    Let’s say you’re a world-class skier and you wanted to tour the sites of 3 previous Winter Olympics. Which city should you not schuss your way through?
    • A. 

      Chamonix

    • B. 

      Albertville

    • C. 

      Toulouse

    • D. 

      Grenoble

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Bourges Cathedral

    • B. 

      Fontenay Abbey

    • C. 

      Le Moulin Rouge

    • D. 

      The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

  • 6. 
    Geography time. (No peaking at your Google Maps.) Which country does not share a border with France?
    • A. 

      Luxembourg

    • B. 

      The Netherlands

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Monaco

  • 7. 
    A flight from the U.S. to France can take over 7 hours. But back in 1969 you could’ve gone much, much faster when the first flight of the Concorde took off in this French city:
    • A. 

      Louchon

    • B. 

      Bordeaux

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Rennes

  • 8. 
    Something smells good and we’re not talking about your favorite French bistro. The International Rose Festival is held annually in what city in the South of France?
    • A. 

      Grasse

    • B. 

      Marseilles

    • C. 

      Cannes

    • D. 

      Montpellier

  • 9. 
    It’s Christmas Eve in France—Réveillon!—and the whole family is gathered ‘round to enjoy this customary French tradition:
    • A. 

      The search for the flying bells

    • B. 

      The lighting of fireworks

    • C. 

      The singing of Christmas carols

    • D. 

      The performance of a puppet show

  • 10. 
    Well, wouldn’t you know it, that French waiter wasn’t snooty at all. In fact, he might even deserve a tip in the amount of:
    • A. 

      0% - tipping is frowned upon in France

    • B. 

      1-2% - the tip is already included, but a little extra is appreciated

    • C. 

      10% - anything less would be uncivilized

    • D. 

      15-20% Just like in America, the waitstaff works hard for their money