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French Events, 2001-2020

This quiz is designed to give foreigners a fair chance. How well-informed are you about French events taking place between the years 2001 and 2020?
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Last updated: May 16, 2024
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First submittedMarch 4, 2020
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2020
This foreign leader promised to pull out of the Paris Agreement (which is possible from 2020 on)
Donald Trump
2019
This Gothic Cathedral, situated on the Île de la Cité, burns
Notre-Dame de Paris
2018
Fuelled by rising gas prices and neoliberal policies, this protest movement emerges
Yellow vests
2017
At 39, he becomes the youngest president in French history
Emmanuel Macron
2016
France hosts this sports event, at which Antoine Griezmann wins the Golden Boot
UEFA Euro
2015
Twelve people are killed during an attack aimed at this satire magazine
Charlie Hebdo
2014
Far-right Front National, led by this woman, gains most seats at the European Elections
Marine Le Pen
2013
Along with Pharrell Williams, electronic music duo Daft Punk releases this single
Get Lucky
2012
This big actor renounces his French citizenship, shortly before becoming Russian
Gérard Depardieu
2011
This silent film is the first foreign one to win a Best Picture Oscar
The Artist
2010
This controversial writer and critic of Islam publishes "The Map and the Territory"
Michel Houellebecq
2009
This dance-pop DJ releases "When Love Takes Over" and "Sexy Chick"
David Guetta
2008
Nicolas Sarkozy marries this Italian singer and former model
Carla Bruni
2007
It is revealed that Bjarne Riis, Alexander Vinokourov and other cyclists used doping at this sports event
Tour de France
2006
This soccer player ends his career with a head butt at the World Cup final
Zinédine Zidane
2005
Amid Paris riots, this president declares a state of emergency
Jacques Chirac
2004
This Palestine leader dies in a hospital near Paris
Yasser Arafat
2003
This supersonic passanger airline ceases to operate
Concorde
2002
France refuses to join the US in this conflict
Iraq War
2001
Audrey Tautou stars as a quirky Parisian woman in this colorful movie
Amélie
1 Comments
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Level 60
Dec 28, 2023
Good stuff! Little correction: it's "Michel Houellebecq" for the 2010 question.