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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?
Louis Pasteur
Jean Monnet
Pierre Curie
François Jacob

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.
Alexandre Dumas
Victor Hugo
Voltaire
Honoré de Balzac

Question 3:


What is the name of the vessel which French explorer Jacques Cousteau equipped with a mobile laboratory for underwater field research?
Poseidon
Nautilus
Calypso
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.
Emmanuelle Béart
Juliette Binoche
Anouk Aimee
Marion Cotillard

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 Perez
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Vincent Cassel
Gérard Depardieu

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
Robert Bresson
Jean-Jacques Annaud
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.
Henry IV
Charlamagne
Napoleon
Louis XIV

Question 8:


He was a founder of French Impressionist painting. Water lilies were the subjects of his best-known works.
Claude Monet
Paul Gauguin
August Renoir
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.
Christian Dior
Nina Ricci
Coco Chanel
Yves Saint Laurent

Question 10:


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

 


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