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Monday, May 9, 2005

FRENCH SITES & QUIZZES + How Well Do You Know Paris Quiz

Rowan Atkinson summed it up well with Richard Curtis & Howard Goodall's lyrics in his Live in Belfast performance. 
We offered kindly to donate them Calais And all they gave us back was the bidet And now they won't let us go on holiday 
They bottle bath-water [or 7 Up] and call it Perrier 
They eat poor froggie's legs then throw the rest away 
They even like the look of Johnny Holliday 
They eat raw garlic and invented croquet 
They think the height of chic is John Paul Gautier 
They all wear berets and they're all called Jacques, 
They even steal from us the words they lack Le weekend, Le Camping and cul de sac 
They claim their films are the best we've ever had Well I suppose Emmannuelle wasn't bad All their songs sound more or less the same La la la la la la la t'aime Charles Aznavour is always so depressed Wouldn't you be if oui oui meant yes? Sacha Distel has raindrops falling on his head I wonder if Jean Paul Sartre knows he is dead What I resent is that they're so good in bed 
They bake their bread in such a naughty shape 
They brag about their wine and worship the grape 
They criticise our food but then they eat crepe And now they started coming here in droves French cigarettes, French letters and French clothes I'm sick and tired of eating all this brie A day trip to Boulougne is fine by me And I'll be buggered if I go to gay Paris. 
They're pretty cocky 'bout their games in the dark 
They think with girls they light a special spark But look what the bastards did to Joan of Arc

** QUIZZES French and International Christmas and holiday quizzes).

City of Paris Trivia  Questions

What is the city of Paris?
A: Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France.

What is the area of Paris in square miles?
A: 41.

What was the population of Paris in 2013?
A: 2,229,621.

When was Paris founded?       
 A: In the 3rd century BC.                                           
Who founded Paris?
A: A Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. 

By the 12th century, it was the largest city in what?
A: The western world.

Paris was also the home of the what university, one of the oldest universities in history?
A: University of Paris.

By the 17th century Paris was one of Europe's major centers of what?
A: Finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.

The city is also a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub, served by what two international airports?
A: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and Paris-Orly. 

Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves how many passengers daily?
A: 5.23 million.

It is the second busiest metro system in Europe after what other metro?
A: The Moscow Metro. 

Paris is the hub of the national road network and is surrounded by what three orbital roads?
A: The Périphérique, the A86 motorway, and the Francilienne motorway.

Among Paris's what art museum in Paris is the most visited art museum in the world?
A: The Louvre.

The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a what?
A: UNESCO Heritage Site.

In 2015 Paris received how many visitors?
A: 22.2 million.

What 80,000-seat , built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of the Paris?
A: Stade de France.

Paris hosts what annual tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros?
A: French Open Grand Slam.

Paris hosted what two summer Olympics?
A: 1900 and 1924.

Paris is bidding to host what future event?
A: 2024 Summer Olympics.

Every July, what race finishes in the city?
A: Tour de France of cycling.

Paris is often referred to as the what?
A: The City of Light.

In the 1860s, the streets of Paris were illuminated by how many gas lamps?
A: 56,000.

When planning to visit Europe, spending time in Paris, France is inevitably on most travelers’ to-do lists. The city is rich in both culture and beauty, and missing out on its treasures would be simply unforgivable! Of course, you probably knew that much already. To find out what else you know about Paris, take the following quiz.
1. Paris is such a great destination that some are literally dying to get there! Which famous Frenchman is NOT buried in Paris?
Claude Monet
Napoleon Bonaparte
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
2. Of course, you don't need to be French to be buried in Paris. Which of the following non-French figures has one of the most popular grave sites in Paris?
Winston Churchill
Jim Morrison
Albert Einstein
Vincent van Gogh
3. Where does Paris rank on the list of France's most populous cities?
4. Paris is in which region of France?
5. Upon which river is Paris located?
6. The Louvre is a famous landmark in Paris. But what is it?
A statue
A museum
A palace
A cemetery
7. The earliest settlers of Paris were:
8. The oldest monument in Paris is the:
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower
Grande Arche
Egyptian Obelisk
9. Paris has a number of very picturesque attractions, but there are also a few that just might not look right on a postcard. For example, Paris is known for its extensive, well designed system of:
10. Recently, the Louvre, a landmark in itself, gained attention with the installation of a new geometric construction in front of the building. The construction is a giant:
11. Which of the following landmarks was constructed to mark the centennial of the French Revolution of 1789?
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower
Grande Arche
Egyptian Obelisk
12. The Pantheon is a major tourist attraction and one of the city's most well-known attractions. What feature of the Pantheon tends to attract the most attention?
The art collection
The crypt
The theater
The gardens
13. The Champs-Elysees is one of the most talked-about locations in Paris. But what is it?
A river
An avenue
A museum
A monument plaza
14. Just outside of Paris is the massive Palace of Versailles. Which French king commissioned the construction of the impressive structure?
Louis XIV
Charles III
Henry II
Napoleon I
15. Which of the following landmarks was stormed on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution?
Palace of Versaille
Place de la Bastille

France Quiz:
What is the name of the French president elected in 2012?
Francois Hollande
Who wrote "Les Miserables"?
Victor Hugo
What is the name of the electronic music duo Guy-Manuel de Homem and Thomas Bangalter?
Daft Punk
In what year did the French Revolution start?
What is the biggest museum in Paris?
Le Louvre
What is the word for "restaurant" in French?
What gigantic palace did Louis XIV construct near Paris?
What is the capital city of Alsace?
What is the longest river in France (1012km)?
What is the name of the fast train linking Paris to London?
What are "Moulin à vent", "Saint Estèphe" and "Côte de Beaune"?
What American monument was designed by the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi
and the engineer Gustave Eiffel?
The Statue of Liberty
Who plays the main character in "The Artist"?
Jean Dujardin
What Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian group was founded by French doctors in 1971?
Médecins Sans
What non-European country shares France's longest border (730km)?
What country shares France's shortest border (4,4km)?
What French video game publisher made Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed?
Who was the first king of France (481-511)?
Which French manufacturer provides the engines of Red Bull Racing's formula one?
What is the highest mountain of France (4810m)?
Mont Blanc

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