Educational Travel Week: France Destination Quiz

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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. )


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

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 weeks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 weeks. This is because creating a Hermes Kelly handbag requires a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. It takes time for the master craftsmen to carefully cut and stitch the leather, assemble the hardware, and complete all the intricate steps involved in making the handbag. Therefore, it takes approximately 2 weeks for a master craftsman to complete just one Hermes Kelly handbag.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. 365
    Explanation
    France is known for its wide variety of cheeses. With a long history of cheese production, it is not surprising that there are a large number of native cheese varieties. The answer of 365 suggests that there are 365 different types of cheese that are native to France. This indicates that there is a vast selection of cheeses to choose from in France, making it a cheese lover's paradise.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Petit Suisse (Little Swiss Cheese)
    Explanation
    Despite its name, Petit Suisse (Little Swiss Cheese) is actually a French delicacy, not Swiss. It is a type of creamy dessert made from cow's milk and is popular in France. The name may be misleading, but the origin of this delicacy is indeed French.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Toulouse
    Explanation
    The city of Toulouse should not be included in the tour of previous Winter Olympics sites because Toulouse has never hosted the Winter Olympics. Chamonix, Albertville, and Grenoble have all been host cities for the Winter Olympics in the past.

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  • 5. 

    So many landmarks, so little time. If you had to narrow it down though, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a good way to go. Which attraction is not on the list?

    • A.

      Bourges Cathedral

    • B.

      Fontenay Abbey

    • C.

      Le Moulin Rouge

    • D.

      The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

    Correct Answer
    C. Le Moulin Rouge
    Explanation
    Le Moulin Rouge is not on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites because it is a cabaret and not a historical or cultural landmark. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are typically chosen for their outstanding universal value and significance to humanity. Le Moulin Rouge, while famous and iconic, does not meet the criteria for inclusion on this list.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Netherlands
    Explanation
    The Netherlands does not share a border with France. It is located to the north of Belgium, which separates it from France.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Louchon
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Grasse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Grasse. Grasse is known as the perfume capital of the world and is famous for its production of fragrances and perfumes. The International Rose Festival is held annually in Grasse, showcasing the city's rich history and tradition in the perfume industry.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The performance of a puppet show
    Explanation
    In France, it is a customary tradition on Christmas Eve, known as Réveillon, for the whole family to gather and partake in various activities. One of these activities includes the performance of a puppet show. This could be a form of entertainment for both children and adults, adding to the festive atmosphere of the occasion. The puppet show is likely to be a fun and interactive way to engage everyone and create lasting memories during the Christmas celebration.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 1-2% - the tip is already included, but a little extra is appreciated
    Explanation
    In France, tipping is generally not expected and considered unnecessary as the service charge is usually included in the bill. However, it is still appreciated to leave a small tip of 1-2% as a gesture of gratitude for good service. This shows that the French waiter may not be snooty and actually appreciates a little extra tip, even though it is not mandatory.

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