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French History

What do you know about most important events in the history of France?
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1. What was the name of the first major dynasty of the Franks?
Carolingian
Merovingian
Capetian
Clovinian
2. Who was the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler?
Carloman
Hugh Capet
Clovis I
Charlemagne
3. What Frankish king was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor by the pope?
Merovech
Clovis
Charlemagne
Louis I
4. Who was the first king of Carolingian dynasty?
Dagobert I
Louis the Pious
Desiderius
Pepin III
5. Who did France fight in the Battle of Agincourt in 1413?
Spain
Denmark
Germany
England
6. What city was Joan of Arc defending when she was captured?
Nice
Compiegne
Orleans
Rouen
7. What did the English find Joan of Arc guilty of?
Spying
Murder
High treason
Dressing like a man
8. How was Joan of Arc killed in 1431 at age of 19?
Drown and quartered
Burned alive at the stake
Hung
Starved to death
9. What was the concluding battle of the Hundred Years' War?
The Siege of Orleans
Battle of Castillon
Battle of Poitiers
Battle of Crécy
10. Which country Napoleon, as a general in the French military, invaded five years before the Napoleonic Wars?
Egypt
Italy
Portugal
Algeria
11. What did Napoleon Bonaparte become when the French Directory was overthrown?
King of Italy
Emperor of French
First Consul of France
Protector of the Confederation
12. In which town did Napoleon play a major role in 1793, which also significantly improved his reputation as a soldier?
Orleans
Toulon
Nice
Avignon
13. Where was Napoleon exiled in 1814 and then returned the following year?
Malta
Crete
Elba
Cyprus
14. What was the name of the period after Napoleon’s return from exile until King Louis XVIII retook the throne?
Triumvirate
The French Revolution
The Hundred Days
Third Estate
15. What was the symbol of the French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars?
Black hand
Golden eagle
Red star
White cross
16. Napoleon's invasion of what country turned out to be his downfall?
Prussia
Britain
Russia
Austria
17. Which battle marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815?
Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Borodino
Battle of Wagram
Battle of Austerlitz
18. Who did French army fight in the Battle of Austerlitz?
Austrians and Prussians
Russians and Austrians
Italians and Russians
Prussians and Italians
19. What Russian novel provides a broad panorama of Russian society against the backdrop of the 1812 Napoleonic army's invasion?
Crime and Punishment
Anna Karenina
War and Peace
And Quiet Flows the Don
20. What were the people during the Women's March on Versailles protesting?
Right to vote
Dishonest politicians
Price of bread
High taxes
21. What is considered the starting point of the French Revolution?
The Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of Versailles
The Storming of Marseille
The Storming of Paris
22. Which of the following best describes the Second Estate during French Revolution?
Majority of the population
Peasants and laborers
Nobility
Priests, monks, and nuns
23. Who was King of France when the French Revolution began?
King George V
King James I
Napoleon Bonaparte
King Louis XVI
24. Who was the main French leader during the Reign of Terror?
Maximilien Robespierre
King Louis XVI
Marie Antoinette
Marquis de Lafayette
25. A scandal over what item damaged Marie Antoinette's reputation with the people?
Diamond necklace
Golden bracelet
Silk dress
Sapphire brooch
26. Where did Napoleon die after six years of exile on May 5, 1821?
Elba
Ajaccio
Saint Helena
Malta
27. Who was elected first president of the French Republic in the 1848?
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte
Maximilien Robespierre
Louis Jules Trochu
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
28. Who was the president of France during World War I?
Georges Clemenceau
Philippe Pétain
Charles de Gaulle
Raymond Poincaré
29. Who did France fight in the Battle of Verdun in 1916?
Spain
Germany
Austro-Hungary
Russia
30. Who led Free France, the government-in-exile during the World War II?
Charles de Gaulle
René Coty
Georges Clemenceau
31. In which city in France the evacuation of British army occurred in 1940?
Le Havre
Dunkirk
Calais
Gravelines
32. What was not one of code names for the landing beaches on D-Day in Normandy in WWII?
Omaha
Juno
Utah
Silver
33. Which President became famous for abolishing the death penalty in France?
Vincent Auriol
Charles de Gaulle
François Mitterrand
Albert Lebrun
34. Which French president was convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years?
Nicolas Sarkozy
Georges Pompidou
François Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
35. Who is the youngest president in the history of France?
Alain Poher
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Georges Pompidou
Emmanuel Macron
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