French Quiz - May 2019

1    What is the name of the transatlantic single-handed yacht race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe?

2    Which French comic book series was turned into a film starring Oscar winning Jean Dujardin?

3    How do you spell “choir” and “heart” in French?

4    Who is the French singer known as “Cloclo”?

5    Which salad, with multiple variations mostly include boiled eggs, tuna, and green beans is named after a town on the Riviera?

6    Which nightly soap opera set in Marseille has aired over 3000 episodes since 2004?

7    How many French films had over 1 million admissions in cinemas in 2017?

8    With over 300 fashion shows in Paris every year and 1,000,000 jobs in the industry, what percentage of French GDP is generated by the fashion industry?

9    The Le Pliage handbag is lightweight, practical, and synonymous with French style with over 32 million bags sold to date; which brand created this line of bags?

10    Who designed the Stravinsky fountain outside the Centre George Pompidou in Paris and was known for her voluptuous and colourful sculptures?

11    What does AOC stand for?

12    What is the layout for French keyboards called?

13    Which geometrical shape inspired one of France’s nicknames?

14    Which bilingual British actress was named Chevalier de la Légion d’ Honneur by the French government in 2005 and given a DBE in 2015?

15    A popular French language argot consists of inversing the syllables in words to make slang popular with young people. An example is “meuf”, meaning “femme” (“woman”). What is this argot called?

16    The village locations in Chocolat were filmed in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain; do you know which department it is in?

17    How many towers does the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne have?

18    In what year did Algeria gain independence from France after a bloody war?

19    What type of large bird, symbolic of happiness, are you likely to encounter in Alsace, even in urban areas such as Strasburg?

20    Which royal palace has become the world’s biggest art museum?

Use the first letter of the first word (excluding pronouns) from the answers to questions 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, and 16 to spell out one of the possible species of the “Bête du Gevaudan”.

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