French History Test
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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 WhiteRed White BlueWhite Blue RedBlue White Red
- What is the main currency in France?FrancFrench dollarsEuroBerry
- The current President of the French Republic is:Charles-de-gaulleNicolas SarkozyJean-Luc MélenchonEmmanuel Macron
What was the name of the main royal palace of French kings?Palace of VersaillesPalace of FrancPalace of EiffelPalce of Luxembourg
Joan of Arc was the heroine of which French war?The Hundred Years' WarFrench Revolution WarAlgeria WarSecond World War
- The French anthem is called:The FranciscaThe MarseillaiseThe RoyalThe Sainteté
When did the French Revolution begin?15 October 142120 June 16985 may 178913 August 1879
- [check]What crime has France committed (You may select more than one correct answer)?ColonizationDeportationGenocideUse of nuclear weaponDone, next question !
- What city is also know as the Capital of the DukesToulouseBrestNantesNancy
- The French Foreign Legion is a ...Elite politician force originally consisting of foreign volunteersElite sportsmen originally consisting of foreign volunteersElite students originally consisting of foreign volunteersElite military force originally consisting of foreign volunteers
- Charles de Gaulle is a famous…French Army officerFrench FootballerFrench MusicianFrench Criminal
- Where is the offical residence of the President of FranceWhite houseVersaillesThe LouvreThe Élysée
- What is the oldest city in France ?LilleParisOrléansMarseille
- When did France finally became a Republic for the last time?1870195819461980
- Housed in a royal residence, which major museum was established during the revolution?Louvre MuseumOrsay MuseumMontmartre MuseumNisim Museum
- What pandemic occurred in the mid-14th century and killed half of the French population?The Black deathCoronavirusSpanish FluVIH
- What country invaded France in 1914?TunisiaItalyEnglandGermany
- What famous French construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1345?Eiffel TourNotre-Dame de Paris CathedralVersailles PalaceTrocadéro
- The French revolted against the monarchy, sending them to the guillotine. Victims included Louis XVI and his wife, better known as what?Camille PoupetteCamille TouretteMarie BernadetteMarie Antoinette
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe, when did he crowned himself emperor?1799181017951804
- Known as the King of the Franks AND the first Holy Roman Emperor, what “great” leader vastly expanded the empire?Coltaire or Coltaire the GreatClovis III or Clovis III the GreatLouis XIV or Louis XIV the GreatCharlemagne or Charles the Great
At which battle the French defeated the English in the Hundred Years War?Battle of RouenBattle of PatayBattle of GerberoyBattle of Castillon
- Known as Bastille Day, and celebrated every July 14th, when did France gain its independence?14 July 175514 July 165814 July 178914 July 1899
- When did France abolish slavery in the French colonies?27 April 184821 June 16424 October 189914 November 1799
- Where Victor Hugo went into exile?MaldivesGuernseySicilyGermany