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The history of France begins with the first human occupations of the territory corresponding to the current country. To the groups present since the Paleolithic and the Neolithic, successive waves of Celts were added in the Bronze and Iron Ages, then in the 3rd century of Germanic peoples (Franks, Visigoths, Alamans, Burgundians) and in the 9th century of Scandinavians called Normans. The name of France comes from a Germanic people, the Franks. Clovis (466-511), king of the Salian Franks, sealed the alliance of the Frankish royalty with the Catholic Church by his baptism in Reims.
This quiz gathers 25 questions about French History and will let you check how well you know France. Don't waste any more time, and take this quiz to prove to your friends that you are an expert in French History.
What are the colors of the French flag?
Blue Red White
Red White Blue
White Blue Red
Blue White Red
What is the main currency in France?
The current President of the French Republic is:
What was the name of the main royal palace of French kings?
Palace of Versailles
Palace of Franc
Palace of Eiffel
Palce of Luxembourg
Joan of Arc was the heroine of which French war?
The Hundred Years' War
French Revolution War
Second World War
The French anthem is called:
When did the French Revolution begin?
15 October 1421
20 June 1698
5 may 1789
13 August 1879
[check]What crime has France committed (You may select more than one correct answer)?
Use of nuclear weapon
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What city is also know as the Capital of the Dukes
The French Foreign Legion is a ...
Elite politician force originally consisting of foreign volunteers
Elite sportsmen originally consisting of foreign volunteers
Elite students originally consisting of foreign volunteers
Elite military force originally consisting of foreign volunteers
Charles de Gaulle is a famous…
French Army officer
Where is the offical residence of the President of France
What is the oldest city in France ?
When did France finally became a Republic for the last time?
Housed in a royal residence, which major museum was established during the revolution?
What pandemic occurred in the mid-14th century and killed half of the French population?
The Black death
What country invaded France in 1914?
What famous French construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1345?
Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
The French revolted against the monarchy, sending them to the guillotine. Victims included Louis XVI and his wife, better known as what?
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe, when did he crowned himself emperor?
Known as the King of the Franks AND the first Holy Roman Emperor, what “great” leader vastly expanded the empire?
Coltaire or Coltaire the Great
Clovis III or Clovis III the Great
Louis XIV or Louis XIV the Great
Charlemagne or Charles the Great
At which battle the French defeated the English in the Hundred Years War?
Battle of Rouen
Battle of Patay
Battle of Gerberoy
Battle of Castillon
Known as Bastille Day, and celebrated every July 14th, when did France gain its independence?
14 July 1755
14 July 1658
14 July 1789
14 July 1899
When did France abolish slavery in the French colonies?