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In what year did the twelve-year Angevin-Flanders War end?
1214 - This war gave France control over the Angevin lands located in Normandy and Brittany.
Which English King invaded Normandy in 1415?
a. Henry VIII
c. Henry V
d. Charles II
Henry V - This war started in 1415.
Where was Joan of Arc born?
France - Joan was born in Domremy, Duchy of Bar in 1412.
Signed in 843, the "Treaty of Verdun" was an agreement between
Charles the Bald and whom?
a. Charles the Simple
c. Louis the Stammerer
d. Louis the German
Louis the German - The agreement granted Charles the Bald the lands of West Francia.
Eleanor of Aquitaine was the Queen of France from August 1137
to March 1152. During this time, whom was she married to?
a. Louis VI of France
b. Philip II of France
c. Philip I of France
d. Louis VII of France
Louis VII of France - With her marriage was annulled in 1152, she moved to England and married King
Which country massacred the French garrison in Bruges in 1302?
b. The Country of Flanders
The Country of Flanders - The Flemish troops leveled the garrison in a midnight raid.
What sport did Louis X play?
Tennis - Louis was such a fan of the game that he built the first indoor modern tennis court.
How was Charles V known?
a. Charles the Wise
b. Charles the Short
c. Charles the Simple
d. Charles the Bald
Charles the Wise - Charles was the King of France from 1364 to 1380.
Which French King suffered from mental illness, which earned
him the name "The Mad"?
a. Phillip I
b. Charles VI
d. Louis II
Charles VI - In the early months of his time as King, he was called The Beloved.
Where is the Basilica of St. Denis?
Paris - This famous Church is the burial site of a number of French Kings.
Who was holding Leonardo da Vinci when he died?
a. Eleanor of Aquitaine
b. Francis I
c. Cardinal Richelieu
Francis I - Leonardo died in 1519, while staying at the Chateau du Clos Luce.
Home of Louis XIV, where is the famous Sun Palace located?
Versailles - Louis XIV moved to this incredible palace in 1682.
Which of the following items did Blaise Pascal invent?
b. Hot air balloon
d. Sewing machine
Calculator - His calculator was known as a Pascaline.
Whom was France fighting between 1494 and 1559?
Italy - Austria fought on the side on the French during this war.
How was Joan of Arc executed?
Burned - Joan was executed in 1431. Her crime was listed as Heresy.
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