1 Which word taken from the French language is used in English for a slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep and pigs?
2 Which internationally known seaside resort on the French Riviera, 62 miles west of Nice, was where Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez-Mora Macias in 1971?
3 Name the Greenpeace ship sunk by French operatives in 1985.
4 Which French writer’s debut novel was Madame Bovary?
5 Since South Sudan split from Sudan, which country that gained independence from France in 1962 is the largest country in Africa by area?
6 Which city-port in south-west France is sometimes called The Pearl of Aquitaine or Sleeping Beauty?
7 Which French overseas territory until 1998, and currently in the process of a gradual transfer of power from France, has a main island called Grande Terre and is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean?
8 What first name connects French jockeys with the surnames Doleuze and Peslier?
9 Which fictional character owns books called ‘Brie Encounter’ and ‘Fromage to Eternity’?
10 Name the north coast French port where the River Seine meets the English Channel.
11 Which Spanish cyclist nicknamed ‘Big Mig’, won the Tour de France on five successive occasions from 1991 to 1995 (inclusive)?
12 Which range of mountains in southwest France form a natural border between France and Spain, with Andorra sandwiched in between?
13 Sounding as though it comes from England’s neighbour across the English Channel, what is made by dipping bread in beaten egg and then frying it?
14 Which philosopher produced the proposition “Je pense, donc je suis”?
15 Which French actress won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 2007 Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose?
16 Name the English referee who took charge of the UEFA Euro 16 final between Portugal and France.
17 What group of people in France have been officially permitted to donate blood, after having been banned from doing so for 30 years?
18 Which Franco-Swiss architect has had works including the Indian city of Chandigarh listed by UNESCO, among its World Heritage Sites?
19 Which Frenchman was the only person to win a set playing Andy Murray at Wimbledon in 2016?
20 In which city in Germany is the 2017 Tour de France due to begin?
Find the anagram! Take the first letter from the answers to the questions above and rearrange the letters to spell out the name of the French singer, songwriter and actress. When a person is the answer, use the first letter of their surname.
Questions 4, 5, 12, 11
FRENCH QUIZ ANSWERS:
2 St Tropez
3 Rainbow Warrior
4 Gustave Flaubert
7 New Caledonia
9 Wallace (from Wallace and Gromit)
10 Le Havre
11 Miguel Indurain
13 French toast
14 René Descartes (“I think therefore I am”)
15 Marion Cotillard
16 Mark Clattenburg
17 Gay men
18 Le Corbusier
19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Anagram: PIAF (Edith)