France Trivia QuizPrintable Trivia Questions About France
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What is the oldest city in France?
Marseilles - Marseille is the second largest city in France and third-largest metropolitan area after Paris and Lyon.
Who was the first French pope?
a. Leo IX
b. Pope Martin IV
c. Sylvester II
d. Stephen IX
Sylvester II - Gerbert d'Aurillac (Gerbert of Aurillac) was the first French pope his reign as Pope Sylvester II lasted from 999 to 1003.
In what year was the current Constitution of France or Fifth Republic established?
1958 - The Fourth Republic lasted from 1946-1958.
Charlemagne was proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor by which Pope?
a. Adrian I
b. Pope Martin IV
c. Leo III
d. Paschal I
Leo III - Charlemagne sought to unite all Germanic peoples into one kingdom and convert his subjects to Christianity.
Which Frenchman is regarded as the founder of positivism and sociology?
a. Daniel Auteuil
b. Joseph de Maistre
c. Victor Cousin
d. Auguste Comte
Auguste Comte - The word 'altruism' was coined by Comte in French, as 'altruisme'.
Which town in the French Alps is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics?
Albertville - Albertville is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in southeastern France.
Which of these organizations don't have their headquarters in France?
NATO - Interpol headquarters are in Lyon, UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Meditations on First Philosophy was written by which French philosopher?
a. Niccolo Machiavelli
b. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
c. Blaise Pascal
d. Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes - The book is made up of six meditations, in which Descartes first discards all belief in things, which are not absolutely certain, and then tries to establish what can be known for sure.
Which of the following is a French martial art?
a. Jogo do Pau
Savate - Savate is a martial art, which uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques.
Which king of England was the nephew of the 14th century Charles IV the Fair?
a. Richard II
b. Edward III
c. Louis VII
d. Henry IV
Edward III - The contested legitimacy of the next French king Philip of Valois was one factor of the Hundred Years' War.
Which city in France has the largest population?
Paris - Paris is also the capital of France.
Taking place on the 25th of October 1415, who defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt?
a. English Forces
b. Spanish Forces
c. German Forces
d. Italian Forces
English Forces - The battle is the centrepiece of the play Henry V, by William Shakespeare.
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