French Quiz - April 2019

1    Who painted the “Liberty Leading the People”?

2    What are April fools called in French?

3    His “nom de plume” was Voltaire; do you know his real name?

4    How do you spell “colonist” and “colon”in French?

5    Name the singer/songwriter and poet born in Sète who was awarded the Grand Prix de Poésie by the Académie française in 1967.

6    Which famous French dish inspired an eponymous animation film in 2007?

7    How many times has France won Eurovision?

8    What revolutionary item of clothing did Jacques Heim and Louis Réard invent in 1946?

9    Christian tradition prohibits the ringing of church bells for 3 days between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday while mourning Christ. To explain this, French children were told that the bells were sent to Rome to be blessed and would return dropping gifts along the way… What do the bells bring back with them?

10    Which French company is known worldwide for its advertising systems in bus stops, public bicycle rental systems, and billboards?

11    Which cult TV series featuring a dog was made into three films, the first of which came out in 2013?

12    Can you name the popular dating website, designed to empower women, where men pay a fee but women join for free?

13    How many people took part in the European Heritage Days across France in September 2018?

14    The “Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes” spoke to over 30 000 abused women in 2017 over the phone or in person. What phone number should you call if you’re a victim of abuse?

15    Which wild animal was eradicated from France in the 1930s but made its way back into the country over the Italian border in the 1990s?

16    The youngest Tour de France winner is Henri Cornet who won the race in1904; can you guess how old he was?

17    Which wine region is the largest with 528,000 acres of vines?

18    Which French city in the Northernmost department is twinned with Leeds?

19    When was same-sex marriage made legal in France?

20    What cheese is made with unpasteurized cow’s milk and is characterised by a black thread of ash running through its middle horizontally?

Use the first letters of the answers to questions 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 18, and 20 to spell the verb which is key for Crêpes Suzettes.

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