French Geography Quiz

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French Geography Quiz

The word France is derived from the Latin word Francia. Two thirds of France is mountains and hills, with the Alps, Pyrenees and Vosges ranges. The French Alps stretch along the southeast side of the country, following the border with neighboring Italy. Take up the quiz below and get to see what more you know about French geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    France is often compared to what U.S. state in equivalent size?
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Alaska

    • E. 

      Hawaii

  • 2. 
    Which two cities are port cities in France?
    • A. 

      Lille, Nice

    • B. 

      Paris, Le Havre

    • C. 

      Bordeaux, Marseille

    • D. 

      Lyon, Dijon

    • E. 

      Strasbourg, Tours

  • 3. 
    What is the longest river in France?
    • A. 

      La Loire

    • B. 

      La Garonne

    • C. 

      Le Rhin (Rhine)

    • D. 

      La Seine

    • E. 

      Le Rhône

  • 4. 
    The Pyrenees mountain range is a natural border between France and what other country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Spain

  • 5. 
    The Rhine River forms a natural boundary between France and which other neighboring country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Belgium

    • E. 

      Luxembourg

  • 6. 
    "La Manche" is the body of water between France and ----------------.
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Belgium

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      England

    • E. 

      Italy

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Lille & Toulon

    • B. 

      Tours & Toulon

    • C. 

      Nice & Cannes

    • D. 

      Lyon & Grasse

    • E. 

      Paris & Brest

  • 8. 
    How many bridges cross the Seine River in Paris?
    • A. 

      About 30

    • B. 

      Less than 20

    • C. 

      Less than 10

    • D. 

      Less than 5

    • E. 

      More than 30

  • 9. 
    What famous French personality was born on the island of Corsica (La Corse) ?
    • A. 

      Voltaire

    • B. 

      Rousseau

    • C. 

      Napoleon

    • D. 

      Louis XV

    • E. 

      Henri IV

  • 10. 
    Le Mistral is a powerful, dry wind that blows through the mountains of........
    • A. 

      Le Massif Central

    • B. 

      Le Jura

    • C. 

      Les Vosges

    • D. 

      Les Pyrénées

    • E. 

      Les Alpes

  • 11. 
    Le Rhône empties into the Mediterranean Sea, into the port city of ----------.
    • A. 

      Lille

    • B. 

      Bordeaux

    • C. 

      Tours

    • D. 

      Le Havre

    • E. 

      Marseille

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The "département" you are from

    • B. 

      The "province" you are from

    • C. 

      The city you are from

    • D. 

      The town you are from

    • E. 

      These numbers tell you nothing at all

  • 13. 
    Normandy, Brittany, Alsace & Lorraine, and Aquitaine are regions known as ......
    • A. 

      Cities

    • B. 

      Towns

    • C. 

      Provinces

    • D. 

      Villages

    • E. 

      Counties

  • 14. 
    The Alps form a natural border between France and -------.
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Belgium

    • E. 

      Luxembourg

  • 15. 
    Le Jura is a mountain range between France and --------.
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Belgium

    • C. 

      Monaco

    • D. 

      Italy

    • E. 

      Switzerland

  • 16. 
    Les Vosges is a mountain range between France and -------.
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Monaco