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Presidents and Heads of State of France

What do you know about presidents and heads of state from the French First Republic to the French Fifth Republic?
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Last updated: January 9, 2022
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1. Who was elected first president of the French Republic in the 1848?
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
Maximilien Robespierre
2. Who was the president of France during World War I?
Raymond Poincaré
Georges Clemenceau
Philippe Pétain
3. Who was the first left-wing president of the Fifth Republic whose presidential tenure was the longest of any French Republic?
François Mitterrand
Jacques Chirac
Georges Pompidou
4. Who is the youngest president in the history of France?
Emmanuel Macron
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Georges Pompidou
5. Which president had the French Army intervene in Mali, Central African Republic, Iraq and Syria?
François Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
Alain Poher
6. Which French president was convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years?
Nicolas Sarkozy
François Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
7. Who was known as The Lion of Verdun who served as Chief of French State from 1940 to 1944?
Philippe Pétain
Charles de Gaulle
Georges Clemenceau
8. Who led Free France, the government-in-exile during the World War II?
Charles de Gaulle
Georges Clemenceau
René Coty
9. Which president was assassinated (stabbed) a few months before the end of his term in 1894?
Sadi Carnot
Adolphe Thiers
Jean Casimir-Perier
10. Who was the first president of the Fourth Republic whose term was marked by the First Indochina War?
Vincent Auriol
Charles de Gaulle
René Coty
11. Which president supported economic modernization and industrialization, most notably through the TGV high-speed rail project?
Georges Pompidou
François Mitterrand
Alain Poher
12. Which president was known for his reduction of the presidential term from 7 years to 5 through a referendum in 2000?
Jacques Chirac
François Mitterrand
Nicolas Sarkozy
13. Who was the only French president in history to have passed away mid-term?
Georges Pompidou
François Mitterrand
Charles de Gaulle
14. Which President became famous for abolishing the death penalty in France?
François Mitterrand
Charles de Gaulle
Vincent Auriol
15. Which President made gay marriage legal and accessible to all in France?
François Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
Raymond Poincaré
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