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Paris True or False

Can you guess whether these statements related to the city of Paris are true or false?
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Last updated: March 23, 2022
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First submittedMarch 20, 2022
Times taken25,871
Average score86.7%
Rating4.51
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1. Paris lies on the River Seine
True
False
2. The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris
True
False
3. Near the Louvre, there is a giant golden statue of Louis XIV which always rotates to face the sun.
True
False
4. Millions of human skeletons were dug up and reburied in the Catacombs due to cemetery overcrowding in the 1700s
True
False
5. Paris borders the sea
True
False
6. Paris is located in the northern half of France
True
False
7. In the French language, the "s" in Paris is silent
True
False
8. Paris is named after a Trojan prince from the Iliad
True
False
The city is named after the Parisii, a Gallic tribe
9. The Louvre was built during the reign of Napoleon
True
False
The Louvre was originally constructed as a fortress in the 12th century
10. Versailles lies less than 50 km away from Paris
True
False
Much less, in fact
11. A person from Paris is known as a "Parisite"
True
False
The correct demonym is Parisian
12. Cars are not allowed in central Paris
True
False
13. Paris has never been captured by a foreign invader
True
False
14. "Le Monde" is a major newspaper based in Paris
True
False
15. Arabic is now the most common language spoken in Paris
True
False
42 Comments
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Level 80
Mar 23, 2022
13/15, just slipped on the question about cars and the Louvre.
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Level 89
Mar 23, 2022
I laughed out loud at "Parisite". :)
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2022
Any French living outside of Paris would say the true spelling is"parasite" xD
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2022
The same people who think 15 is true think London has "no-go" zones.
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Level ∞
Mar 23, 2022
Maybe I should have left that question out. I can already see the ugly political commentary from people on both sides of political spectrum here.
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2023
Nothing wrong with the question, it's just funny how misguided people can be. I like how some questions force people to second-guess themselves and evaluate their biases.
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Level 76
Mar 23, 2022
15/15 Good quiz

I am kinda happy and sad at the same time. Thanks to the quiz I went up a level, but sadly I am no longer on lever 69.

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Level 69
Mar 23, 2022
Oh no! We will miss you :(
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2022
yes, we will miss you, I will be here for a while though, let me know if you need anything, there's no turning back now!
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2022
We are here for you in this difficult time!
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2022
Did I hear something down there?
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2022
I miss it too for some reason, perhaps because 70 is just a boring number.

If you don't take any featured quizzes for a while your score will eventually drop back down to a nice number I suppose. You have to really want it though...

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Level 71
Apr 5, 2022
Damn, there are a lot of us on this site. I guess JetPunkers just love the number 69 :')
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Level 72
Apr 9, 2022
Yes!! Welcome to level 70 :)
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2022
Wow, 8% think Arabic is the most common language in Paris. I suspect that particular misapprehension is only the tip of an iceberg that is a profoundly misinformed worldview.
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2022
Or sometimes, you see something and you’re like "that’s very very unlikely, but could be a trap question and actually be true". I suspect those 8% are like that. Even with extreme right political point of view, I doubt anyone would say Arabic is more spoken than French ..

I’m more concerned about the question about cars, it just depends what you call central Paris, because Hidalgo is trying to remove cars more and more from central Paris.

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Level 64
Sep 22, 2023
And that number has somehow increased to 11%.
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2023
I suspect plenty of those are people who either thought the question was about second languages, or just gave up or timed out before getting to the end.
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Level 69
Mar 25, 2022
14/15 I thought "millions" buried in the Catacombs was a bit much.
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2022
The city has almost always been in the top 10 largest european cities for the last 1000 years, so it piles up quickly
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Level 79
Sep 22, 2023
It's fascinating. Paris has been around in some form or another for around 2300 years. But, aside from an absolutely minuscule number of historically famous people, almost everyone who ever lived is completely forgotten by 3 generations after their death. But cemeteries and burial sites exist primarily for the peace of mind of people's children and grandchildren... and basically no one after that. I mean, consider... do you remember your great-grandparents? If so, certainly not your great-great-grandparents. And no one remembers their 10x great grandparents. So, when people were trying to bury their recently deceased relatives in the 1700s, they wanted to honor those people who they actually knew. They had little concern for people buried 8 or 10 or 12 centuries earlier, who no one even remotely remembered... and as a result the cemeteries were full, and quite literally overflowing, thus the removal of millions of centuries-old corpses from those overflowing centuries to the catacombs.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2022
Only missed the tallest structure question - I thought some of the skyscrapers over in La Défense were taller. Apparently they're not, and they're also apparently not even in Paris.
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2022
But the Tour Montparnasse is the tallest, but maybe regarded as a building, not a structure...
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Level 83
Mar 30, 2022
Tour Montparnasse is the tallest building in Paris, Tour First in La Défense is the tallest in France/Paris metropolitan area, but both are way shorter than Eiffel Tower.
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Level 68
Apr 5, 2022
Tour Montparnasse is about two-thirds the height of the Eiffel Tower, but is on higher ground which makes it seem higher. The view from the top looks down at the Eiffel Tower.
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2022
That's an illusion due to distance. The tip of the Eiffel tower is the highest spot in Paris - higher than the top of the tour Montparnasse, and higher than the dome of the Sacré Coeur.
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2022
This was the only one I missed because I thought Montparnasse was higher than Eiffel Tower. Maybe it's just the perspective of the photos that make it seem bigger - after all, it is just a tall concrete thing in the middle of low buildings, while Eiffel Tower is more connected to the landscape
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2023
That was exactly my thinking
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Level 92
Apr 1, 2022
Cannot believe I aced this on the first try. Got lucky.
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2022
Number 3 is referring to the statue of Saparmurat Niyazov in Ashgabat.
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2022
First attempt...14/15, only had the Eifel Tower one wrong....(really surprised i had that one wrong). Overall better score than i anticipated.
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2022
s'il vous plait?
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Level 68
Nov 28, 2022
I was going through random quizzes, and I came from the G Vocabulary quiz... which has a slightly brightened version of this thumbnail.
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Level 68
Sep 22, 2023
I should emphasize it kind of freaked me out for a good half a second.
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2023
14/15 on my first go, and I recently found out I am part French so of course I absolutely loved this quiz (for regular readers, that is alongside the part Luxembourger that I also found out recently)
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Level 76
May 9, 2023
TIL that the fancy old building around the glass pyramid is the Louvre. I thought the Louvre was underground and you went down into it through the pyramid
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2023
My thought was that the glass pyramid definitely had to be more recent than Napoleon times, forgetting that the pyramid is surrounded by a much older structure lol
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Level 54
Sep 22, 2023
14/15, THOUGHT LONDON IS ON SIENE
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Level 20
Sep 22, 2023
yo just reached level 15 can finally make levels and comment
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Level 46
Sep 22, 2023
14/15 Missed the Paris named after Trojan prince from Lliad one.
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Level 57
Sep 22, 2023
You must visit Paris !!
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Level 73
Nov 9, 2023
Aw man.. I read it as "one of" the most spoken languages.