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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.?
Vercingetorix
Odoacer
Hasdrubal
Leonidas

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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