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Famous People from France

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of French people who excelled in different spheres of life.

Question 1:


What French chemist and microbiologist is renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination and microbial fermentation?
Pierre Curie
François Jacob
Louis Pasteur
Jean Monnet

Question 2:


Name the 19th century poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement who wrote the novels Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Honoré de Balzac
Alexandre Dumas
Victor Hugo
Voltaire

Question 3:


What is the name of the vessel which French explorer Jacques Cousteau equipped with a mobile laboratory for underwater field research?
Nautilus
Calypso
Poseidon
Victory

Question 4:


Due to her portrayal of Edith Piaf, this actress became the first to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for a performance in the French language. She also played Lady Macbeth in the 2015 movie Macbeth.
Juliette Binoche
Marion Cotillard
Anouk Aimee
Emmanuelle Béart

Question 5:


This French actor met Italian actress Monica Bellucci on the set of their 1996 film The Apartment and the two got married three years later. He has a passion for the martial art of capoeira and displayed his talent in the movie Ocean's Twelve.
Vincent Cassel
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Gérard Depardieu
Vincent Perez

Question 6:


Who directed and co-wrote the 1997 sci movie The Fifth Element, whose central plot involves the survival of planet Earth in the 23rd century?
Luc Besson
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Robert Bresson
François Truffaut

Question 7:


Known as the Sun King, he was one of the most powerful French monarchs. His words 'I am the state' express the spirit of absolute monarchical rule in France that endured until the French Revolution.
Napoleon
Charlamagne
Louis XIV
Henry IV

Question 8:


He was a founder of French Impressionist painting. Water lilies were the subjects of his best-known works.
August Renoir
Paul Gauguin
Claude Monet
Edgar Degas

Question 9:


This fashion designer is credited for liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and for popularising the little black dress.
Coco Chanel
Yves Saint Laurent
Nina Ricci
Christian Dior

Question 10:


Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece, is the most famous work of this French composer.
Georges Bizet
Maurice Ravel
Hector Berlioz
Camille Saint-Saëns

 


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