Challenge your knowledge of France

French quizIT is time again to see how in touch with France you are thanks to questions posed by author Andrew Whittaker, who compiled the book Speak the Culture: France.

He has put together ten questions on things that have been in the news, as well as a few brainteasers covering French cinema and the arts.

The list of questions are below, alongside a .pdf that you can print off and take away with you, which you could hand out at a get-together or similar event.

Speak the Culture: France Quiz Questions for June

Q. What did archaeologists recently find at the bottom of the River Rhône in Arles?
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Q Which artist creating more than 60 different paintings of Mont St. Victoire near his Provençal home?
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Q. Which foreign singer became a Chevalier Dans L’Ordre Des Arts et des Lettres (awarded for significant contributions to the ‘French cultural inheritance’) on May 5, 2008?
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Q. Jacques Tati was famous for a pipe-smoking, mac-wearing character, star of such films as Mon Oncle (1958). What was the character called?
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Speak the Culture FranceQ. Why did a recent exhibition of unpublished colour photos of wartime Paris taken by André Zucca spark controversy?
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Q. The 2008 edition of the Michelin guide was published in March. Only one restaurant, Le Petit Nice, was newly elevated to three star status. Which city is it in?
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Q: Who wrote À la recherché du temps perdu, taking more than a decade to complete it?
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Q. Which team finished bottom of the French football Ligue 1 at the end of the 2007/2008 season?
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Q. In the classic 1966 film Un homme et une femme the lovers of the title keep returning to which seaside town?
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Q. Which newspaper was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre and his Maoist friends in 1973?
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Download: Speak the Culture: France Quiz Questions for June (.pdf)

Last Updated on 15 May, 2008.

By Craig McGinty

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