Statistics for Embarrassing Chapters in French History

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  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
This country is able to quickly overwhelm and defeat France in 1940Germany
99%
Napoleon loses 95% of his army after invading this countryRussia
94%
Thousands are beheaded for political crimes during this part of the French RevolutionReign of {Terror}
88%
In a 1976 blind taste test, wines from this U.S. state are judged
superior to wines from France
California
86%
Slaves overthrow their French oppressors to establish this country in 1804Haiti
77%
This general becomes President after a coup causes the collapse of the Fourth Republic in 1958Charles de Gaulle
75%
A law makes it illegal for women to wear these (unless on a bicycle or horse).
It was finally repealed in 2012.
Pants
75%
This celebrated female fashion designer collaborates with the NazisCoco Chanel
71%
France loses this colony in 1962 after a brutal eight year warAlgeria
70%
The French are forced to withdraw from this peninsula after losing the
Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954
Indochina
63%
The "Rainbow Warrior", a boat owned by this environmental group, is sunk for protesting
French nuclear tests in pristine ocean waters
Greenpeace
62%
French intellectuals such as Jacques Derrida forever ruin the humanities
with the invention of this nihilistic "ism"
{Post}modernism
62%
This violent song, advising listeners to "Let impure blood water our lands"
is made the national anthem
La Marseillaise
60%
People wearing these type of vests protest after yet another tax increase
reduces the quality of life for French citizens still further
Yellow
60%
This soccer player head butts an opponent in the World Cup finalsZinedine Zidane
59%
France protects and celebrates this film director who drugged and raped a 13 year old girlRoman Polanski
54%
Painter Paul Gauguin likely spreads syphilis to the population of this tropical islandTahiti
53%
France loses many of its North American colonies as a result of this 1756-1763 warSeven Years' War
52%
In 1415, France loses this battle against a much smaller English army, mostly peasant archersBattle of {Agincourt}
46%
In this last 19th century "affair", an innocent Jewish soldier is convicted of treason{Dreyfus} affair
41%

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