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