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Fun France Trivia Questions and Answers

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1. Who were the first inhabitants of France?
A. Humans
B. Celts
C. Greys

B

2. What day is Bastille Day (French National Day)?
A. 12 July
B. 17 July
C. 14 July

C

3. What is the motto of France?
A. Liberté, égalité, fraternité
B. Équité, liberté, fraternité
C. Liberté, impartialité, fraternité

A

4. What is the ‘La Médaille de La Famille Française’ (Medal of the French Family) award known for?
A. Given to families who have raised more than 5 children
B. Given to citizens who have successfully raised several children with dignity
C. Given to families who are royalties

B

5. What is the official name of France?
A. The French Republic
B. French Nation
C. France Republic

A

6. What is the richest and most populous city in France?
A. Lyon
B. Bordeaux
C. Paris

C

7. What is one significant thing about the reign of the King of France named Louis XIX?
A. He was King for just 20 minutes
B. He led the French revolution
C. He was a tyrannical King

A

8. Who is the first French President included in the Guinness Book of World Records as surviving more assassination attempts than anyone in the world? How many attempts were there?
A. Georges Pompidou, 22 attempts
B. Charles de Gaulle, 32 attempts
C. Jules Grevy, 21 attempts

B

9. What is the name of the oldest city in France?
A. Marseille
B. Calais
C. Metz

A

10. How many ‘STOP’ signs are they in the city of Paris?
A. 1
B. 5
C. 0

C

11. What is the name of the tallest architecture in Paris?
A. Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral
B. Eiffel tower
C. Tribunal de Paris

B

12. How many years did it take to build the Eiffel Tower?
A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 3 years

B

13. The world’s largest museum which attracts over 9 million visitors each year, is located in France. What is its name?
A. Musée d’Louvre
B. Musée d’Orsay
C. Musée National d’Art Moderne

A

14. What is the national game of France?
A. Cricket
B. Golf
C. Football

C

15. What is the French anthem called?
A. La Marseillaise
B. Le Parisien
C. Le Francais

A

16. What is the name of the first Emperor of France?
A. King Charles the Great
B. Napoleon Bonaparte
C. Alexander I

B

17. As the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, what year was this bill adopted in France?
A. April 23, 2013
B. April 3, 2013
C. April 29, 2011

A

18. How many countries have French as their official language?
A. 12
B. 29
C. 20

B

19. Which of these colors is not on the French flag?
A. Red
B. Black
C. Blue

B

20. What is the name of the French King who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch?
A. Louis III
B. Louis XIV
C. Louis V

B

21. Who was the last king of France?
A. Louis Philippe I
B. Philip IV
C. Louis XI

A

22. Before the country started using Euros, what was its currency?
A. Pesos
B. Dollar
C. French Franc

C

23. Which French ruler was defeated in 1815 at the ‘Battle of Waterloo’?
A. Henry V
B. Napoleon I
C. Henry III

B

24. Which breed of dog gets its name from the French word which means ‘earth’?
A. Terrier
B. Spaniel
C. Beagle

A

25. One of these is not why the French Emperor Napoleon is famous.
A. He is one of the world’s greatest military leaders
B. Led several successful campaigns during the French Revolution
C. He was a very notorious King

C

26. What is the nickname for Paris?
A. City of Spires
B. City of Light
C. City of Glory

B

27. What is the name of the French colony, which is now a state in America, that France sold to America in 1803?
A. Louisiana
B. Alabama
C. California

A

28. What is the name of the French man who was the first man to die in a plane crash?
A. Orville Wright
B. Wilbur Wright
C. Thomas Selfridge

C

29. Which of these is not an invention from France?
A. Braille
B. Wall plugs
C. Stethoscope

B

30. Which one of these answers is not a reason why French people drive small cars?
A. Parking issues
B. Small narrow roads in France
C. The economy does not permit them to drive big cars

C

31. What kind of surface is tennis’ French open tournament played on?
A. Clay
B. Coal
C. Tar

A

32. What does the popular French word ‘Déjà Vu’ mean?
A. Already Seen
B. Already Heard
C. To dream

A

33. What is a French ‘German Shepherd’ called?
A. Labrador
B. Retriever
C. Alsatian

C

34. By law, what ingredient must French ice cream contain?
A. Vanilla
B. Eggs
C. Milk

B

35. Which of the following is not a famous tourist attraction in France?
A. Disneyland
B. Patmos
C. Loire Valley

B

36. What is the name of the French masterpiece that was built by King Louis XIV of France?
A. Palace of Versailles
B. Cathédrale Notre-Dame De Paris
C. Mont Saint- Michel

A

37. This Queen of France was beheaded in 1793. Who is she?
A. Marie Antoinette
B. Maria Anthony
C. Mary Antonette

A

38. Where do French Fries come from?
A. Spain
B. France
C. Belgium

C

39. What are French-speaking countries called?
A. Francophone
B. Anglophone
C. Saxophone

A

40. Mont Blanc happens to be the highest point in France and in the European continent. How tall is it?
A. 10,000 feet
B. 15,771 feet
C. 20,500 feet

B

41. What is the name of the warmest place in France?
A. Toulouse
B. Cote d’Azur
C. French Riveria

C

42. How do the French call the greetings that consist in kissing people on the cheek?
A. La bise
B. La bouche
C. La femme

A

43. Which of these countries does not share a border with France?
A. Austria
B. Spain
C. Italy

C

44. What year did the French Revolution start?
A. 1789
B. 1769
C. 1798

A

45. What year did France win the first Football world cup?
A. 1999
B. 1990
C. 1998

C

46. Which instrument was used during French Revolution for beheading?
A. Sword
B. Guillotine
C. Dagger

B

47. What did the French Revolution stand for?
A. Equality, Liberty and Fraternity
B. Equity, Liberty, and Freedom
C. Equality, Freedom, and Equity

A

48. Which country was defeated by France to win Football World Cup in 1998?
A. Brazil
B. Argentina
C. Great Britain

A

49. Which country occupied France during World War II?
A. Iraq
B. Germany
C. Switzerland

B

50. The “Tour de France” is a worldwide annual event held in France for which sport?
A. Fashion
B. Cycling
C. Marathon

B

51. Name the dynasty that ruled over France at the time of the Revolution?
A. Bourbon
B. Valois
C. Capet

A

52. Which major sports event is scheduled to take place in Paris in 2024?
A. The FIFA World Cup
B. The Rugby World Cup
C. The Summer Olympic Games

C

53. Which of the following car brands originated from France?
A. Volvo
B. Ferrari
C. Renault

C

54. Which French brand is the largest luxury company in the world by total sales?
A. Louis Vuitton
B. Prada
C. Christian Dior

A

55. Which animal is the symbol of France?
A. Eagle
B. Rooster
C. Kite

B

56. What does the shape of France look like on the map?
A. Triangle
B. Rectangle
C. Hexagon

C

57. Which of the following famous animated movies is set in Paris, France?
A. Coco
B. Ratatouille
C. The Incredibles

B

58. In which field does France have more Nobel Prize winners than any other country in the world?
A. Literature
B. Chemistry
C. Mathematics

A

59. What percentage of French people state their religious status as ‘none’?
A. 70%
B. 10%
C. 30%

C

60. France was home to the oldest human to ever live. Jeanne Louise Calment was born there on 21 February 1875 and died in 1997 (4 August). How old was she?
A. 122 years and 164 days old
B. 130 years and 151 days old
C. 115 years and 100 days old

A

61. During World War 1, the French army was the first to use what military outfit?
A. Boots
B. Camouflage
C. Beret

B

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