French Quiz - December 2016

1    Born in 1875, which French composer’s most famous musical composition is Boléro?

2    Which French pianist’s signature piece is his 1976 instrumental Ballade Pour Adeline, with worldwide sales of 22 million copies?

3    Name the large public park along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, created between 1852 and 1858, during the reign of Emperor Louis Napoleon

4    Name the French mime actor famous for his stage persona Bip the Clown.

5    French for ‘gentleman crunch’ what is the name of the baked or fried boiled-ham and cheese sandwich, which originated in French cafes and bars as a quick snack?

6    Born in Spain, Anne Hidalgo is the current and first woman to hold the post of mayor of which French city?

7    Who was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France on five occasions?

8    Which Parisian train station serves southbound TGV trains directly to Marseille?

9    Which French word is used in English for a person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way?

10    Which former President of France was once married to former to model and public relations executive Cécillia Ciganer-Albeniz?

11    Which second row and occasional back row forward, played a record 118 internationals for France from 1995 to 2007?

12    Which French racecourse hosts the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, the French equivalent of the Grand National?

13    What ‘C’ is apple brandy from the Normandy region in France?

14    Which French golfer played in the European team that won the 2014 Ryder Cup?

15    Name the French actress married to photographer David Bailey from 1965 to 1972

16    From November, what in France will be compulsory for all bike, scooter, trike and quad users, including passengers?

17    Which Irish trainer was responsible for the first three horses in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?

18    Which reality TV star was allegedly held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room by an armed gang, who stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery?

19    Which former French president’s intimate letters to his lover Anne Pingeot were published in October, under the title Lettres à Anne (Letters to Anne), 1962-1995?

20    Which car manufacturer is to create 1000 new permanent jobs at its plant in Sandouville, Normandy, by the end of the year?

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