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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
François Jacob
Jean Monnet
Pierre Curie

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.
Voltaire
Victor Hugo
Alexandre Dumas
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?
Nautilus
Poseidon
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.
Marion Cotillard
Juliette Binoche
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 Perez
Vincent Cassel
Jean-Paul Belmondo
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?
Robert Bresson
Luc Besson
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.
Louis XIV
Napoleon
Charlamagne
Henry IV

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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