French Quiz November 2016

1    Which red wine made from Gamay grapes is released for sale annually on the third Thursday of November?

2    The Mulsanne Straight is a feature of which motor-racing circuit?

3    Born in France in 1122, who was the mother of English kings Richard I and John?

4    In which French city is the European Court of Human Rights based?

5    What French term that translates to ‘I don’t know what’ is used to describe a certain indescribable quality?

6    What is the name of the large-scale bicycle sharing system in Paris that was launched in 2007?

7    Which French fashion designer was born in the Basque town of Pasajes, in Spain, in 1934?

8    What type of bridge takes its name from the French word for seesaw?

9    Who has made a record 142 international appearances for the French national football team?

10    What was the name of the sacred banner that was carried into battle by the kings of France in the Middle Ages?

11    Which French term meaning ‘blow against the state’, is used for a sudden violent seizure of power from a government?

12    The title of which ballet with music by French composer Adolphe Adam, is also the middle name of singer-songwriter Beyoncé?

13    In classical music, what E is a French word normally used to refer to a small group of players or singers?

14    What French name is given to a sofa with a backrest at one end?

15    At what battle of 19th September 1356, did Edward the Black Prince crush a French Army, capturing the French King John II?

16    Restaurant giant McDonald's has opened a new standalone McCafe restaurant in Rue Rambuteau, near Les Halles, in Paris, which surprisingly does not serve which food items? 

17    Which French international footballer transferred from Juventus to Manchester United for a world record fee of £89 million?

18    Which well-known actor recently said: “France is populated by imbeciles making wine and stinky cheese for tourists”?

19    The world’s first driverless bus service began in which French city?

20    Fifteen current and ex-employees of which company are on trial, almost a year after two company executives had their shirts torn off, as a meeting on job cuts descended into chaos?

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