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French History

written by: Remco
 
This quiz features questions ranging from prehistoric times to present. I put the emphasis on monarchs and leaders, for they had a great impact on the nation's history. There are some questions regarding France's colonial empire. The French, like the British and the Dutch acquired large possessions all over the world. Enjoy and good luck or as you say in French: Beaucoup de plaisir et bonne chance!

Question 1:


What Celtic chieftain fought Julius Caesar in Gaul, in the first century B.C.?
Odoacer
Vercingetorix
Hasdrubal
Leonidas

Question 2:


What Merovingian became king in the fifth century A.D.?
Ethelred
Belisarius
Arpad
Clovis

Question 3:


Archaic French is still spoken in the area of this once French colony, lost to the British in 1763.
Quebec
Cambodia
Haiti
Senegal ( West Africa)

Question 4:


In what year did the French Revolution begin?
1637
1724
1789
1693

Question 5:


In what year was Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France?
1804
1801
1807
1810

Question 6:


What major battle did Napoleon Bonaparte lose in 1815?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Elau
Trafalgar
Leipzig
Waterloo

Question 7:


In what year did the French pull out of Indochina?
1949
1954
1970
1964

Question 8:


What statesman became the first President, under the Fifth Republic of France, in 1959?
Albert Lebrun
Vincent Auriol
Charles De Gaulle
Rene Coty

Question 9:


In what year was Francois Mitterrand elected President of France?
1975
1987
1993
1981

Question 10:


What French monarch was known as the Sun King?
Henry III
Louis X
Charles VII
Louis XIV

 


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