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Monday, May 9, 2005

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


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How Well Do You Know Paris Quiz


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
Voltaire
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?
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
4. Paris is in which region of France?
East
West
North
South
5. Upon which river is Paris located?
Rhine
Seine
Rhone
Danube
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:
German
Spanish
Celtic
Italian
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:
Sewers
Railways
Electricity
Buses
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:
Cube
Sphere
Pyramid
Cone
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
Concierge
Place de la Bastille
Pantheon

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?
1789
What is the biggest museum in Paris?
Le Louvre
What is the word for "restaurant" in French?
Restaurant
What gigantic palace did Louis XIV construct near Paris?
Versailles
What is the capital city of Alsace?
Strasbourg
What is the longest river in France (1012km)?
Loire
What is the name of the fast train linking Paris to London?
Eurostar
What are "Moulin à vent", "Saint Estèphe" and "Côte de Beaune"?
Wines
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
Frontières
What non-European country shares France's longest border (730km)?
Brazil
What country shares France's shortest border (4,4km)?
Monaco
What French video game publisher made Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed?
Ubisoft
Who was the first king of France (481-511)?
Clovis
Which French manufacturer provides the engines of Red Bull Racing's formula one?
Renault
What is the highest mountain of France (4810m)?
Mont Blanc

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