A Journey in France – Multi-Topic Quiz #2

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I hope you will follow us in our journey through France, its culture and its language.

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#1. This is the logo of a famous French automobile manufacturer. Which one?

Andre Citroen creates this double chevron logo in 1919 as a symbol of two cogwheels that fit into the other, a cogwheel that is the intellectual property of Citroën.

#2. Which US state is bigger than France?

Texas is about 696,200 km2 and France 550,000 km2. France would fit 18 times in the US. However, France is the third largest country in Europe after Russia (the largest country in the world) and Ukraine (also smaller than Texas).

#3. Author of "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas wrote other worldwide successes. Can you select them?

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The Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux Camélias) was a play written by the son of Alexandre Dumas, also named Alexandre Dumas. He is known as Alexandre Dumas fils .

The story was put in music by Verdi and his work became the famous opera La Traviata.

#4. Foie gras is a well-known delicacy in French cuisine made of the liver of what birds?

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Foie gras is defined as the liver of a duck or goose fattened (foie gras translates into fat liver)) by gavage (force feeding). The technique of gavage dates as far back as 2500 BC. France is by far the largest producer and consumer of foie gras

#5. This French singer wrote and performed the original version of the famous song "My Way". Who is he?

The original version was called “Comme d’habitude” ( “as usual”) and referred to the separation of Claude and his girlfriend, the singer France Gall. Frank Sinatra’s version, “My Way” made “Comme d’habitude” the most covered French song in history. Listen to the original song here

#6. The part of France situated in Western Europe is called______ France ? 1 word

#7. The French National Day, also known as Bastille day is celebrated on what day?

The French celebrate the storming of the Bastille, an old fortress converted into a prison, that occurred on July 14, 1789. The purpose of this action wasn’t to free the inmates (there were only seven…), but to acquire weapons and ammunition for the Revolution.

#8. The French scientist Marie Curie, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Where was she originally from?

Marie Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska  in Poland became a French citizen through her marriage to Pierre Curie, the co-winner on her first Nobel Prize. She was also the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice. The unit of radioactivity, the Curie, was named in honor of both Pierre and Marie Curie.

#9. This town is very famous for its naturally cured ham, also called the "French Prosciutto".

Bayonne ham or jambon de Bayonne is a cured ham that takes its name from the ancient port city of Bayonne in the far southwest of France, a city located in both the cultural regions of Basque Country and Gascony.

#10. The Mont-Saint-Michel, a tiny island off the coast of Normandy is also known as:

The UNESCO-listed Mont-Saint-Michel is a magical island crowned by a lofty medieval monastery, looming dramatically on the horizon and defying some of the highest tides in Europe.




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