France A-Z

For each letter A-Z, can you guess the answer that pertains to the country of France?
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Last updated: November 22, 2020
First submittedOctober 14, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
Major mountain range
Alps
B
Region whose wines were
"classified" in 1855
Bordeaux
C
Most famous film festival
Cannes
D
"Count of Monte Cristo" author
Dumas
E
Current currency
Euro
F
Liberty, egality, __________
Fraternity
G
Beheading device
Guillotine
H
French luxury brand named
for a Greek god
Hermès
I
Art movement of Monet and Renoir
Impressionism
J
French greeting: Bon____
jour
K
Unit of mass in
the "Système International"
Kilogramme
L
France's longest river
Loire
M
Mediterranean port city,
namesake of the national anthem
Marseille
 
Clue
Answer
N
Most famous cathedral
Notre Dame
O
City which Joan of Arc
helped to liberate
Orléans
P
Capital city
Paris
Q
Third largest city in Brittany
Quimper
R
What the Curies studied
Radiation
S
River that flows through the capital
Seine
T
Arc de ________
Triomphe
U
What the Sorbonne is
University
V
Bloody WWI battle
Verdun
W
France won it in 1998 and 2018
World Cup
X
Roman numerals for the king
who reigned 1643–1715
XIV
Y
Fashion designer:
____ Saint Laurent
Yves
Z
"J'accuse" he said, about
anti-semitism
Zola
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Level 64
Oct 14, 2015
Feel free to also try United States A-Z, United Kingdom A-Z, and Spain A-Z.
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Level 81
Oct 15, 2015
Well, that was easy ;). A few remarks. Our greeting "Bonjour" is a single word (not "Bon Jour"). Joan of Arc was not from Orleans (she was from Lorraine), she famously took part in the battle for its liberation. You should accept "radium" for the Curie question.
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2015
All your suggestions have been adopted. Thanks.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2020
True, thank you.

And "bonsoir" might just work as well

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Level 74
Oct 15, 2015
It's just too easy. I have visited France twice and know little of its history, yet got 100% with 2:30 to spare. Niced quiz, but you should give people a little more challenge.
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2020
And yet you got Quimper? :)
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2020
Was probably not on the quiz back in 2015
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Level 56
Oct 29, 2015
shouldn't it accept kilo?
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2015
kilo- is a prefix, not a unit.
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Level 60
Nov 26, 2015
kilogram is not a unit of weight, it is a unit of mass. not the same, Unit of weight is Newton (weight is a force)
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2015
I answered 18/25 and apparently that beats less than a quarter of the answerers. Who takes this quiz? Also, to add more challenge, you should add an answer with X, anything at all which relates to France somehow.
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Level 64
Nov 22, 2015
I wonder if you might consider accepting the Battle of Vimy Ridge for V? More Canadian quiz-takers would be familiar with that than Verdun.
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2015
Anybody who doesn't know of Verdun doesn't know anything about WWI. But technically yes, Vimy Ridge would be an acceptable alternate answer, I guess...
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Level 67
Nov 23, 2015
As a Canadian Vimy Ridge is the first V I thought of, should be acceptable as an alternate to Verdun (or the clue changed)
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2015
As an Australian I immediately thought of Villers-Bretonneux. That battle was so significant to Australia that every blackboard in the French town bears the inscription "N'oublions jamais l'Australie" (Let us never forget Australia). Villers-Bretonneux should be an accepted answer.
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2016
There are certainly other battles from WW1 that start with V, but let's be real; Verdun is the right answer. Every list of the most important battles of the war includes Verdun, even if something else is more memorable in your particular country or province.
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Level 89
Aug 17, 2018
They (and I) are asking for Vimy Ridge to be acceptable since it was, indeed, an extremely bloody WWI battle. We aren't saying that Verdun should be replaced, only that our answer be accepted since it very much satisfies the clue.
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Level 81
Feb 11, 2020
Then perhaps all the people complaining they only know one smaller "V" battle could do what the quizzes are intended to do....learn about a major event in history that shaped our current lives.

50 million artillery shells, more or less, were fired around the little town from February to December. To this day, numerous people are killed every year from WW1 shells there and much of the surrounding area is forbidden area where nothing grows even 100 years later.

Historically, Verdun was a division line between Germanic and Latin speaking Europe. Charlemagne was crowned in 800 A.D. as emperor of the Franks when his empire unified all of what were always traditional German & French lands. He was the 1st ruler to control large swaths of German and French areas since the Roman Empire and would be the last until Napoleon, then Hitler. The empire was divided soon thereafter with the Treaty of Verdun. It was a heavily fortified symbolic town at the dividing line for the next 11 centuries.

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Level 61
Nov 22, 2015
Small issue with the quiz, France has 2 major mountain ranges that start with A, The Alps, which aren't entirely in France, and the Ardennes, which are. Please make it an acceptable answer.
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2015
The Ardennes are 1. barely a mountain range (4 peaks over 600m, 8 peaks over 500, it's really just hilly terrain). 2. Mostly in Belgium and Luxembourg. Alps is clearly the only correct answer.
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2015
In Belgium, we consider the Ardennes as plateaus. There is an old eroded mountain, but indeed, it's too low to still be considered as such.
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2015
The "z" clue and answer should be zinedine zidane
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2015
To be fair, both are well-known Z answers, but I will certainly not blame the quizmaster for favoring great literature over sport.
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2020
Ehh, the answer, whilst seemingly well known, was totally new to me. I’d never heard of him
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2015
As a Quebecer, I love to see Quebec as an answer, but I suggest you to change it for Quimper, the major city of Brittany.
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2015
Absolutely, Québec hasn't belonged to France for 250 years, so it's a bit of a stretch. Quimper would be more appropriate, as the prefecture of Finistère.
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2020
In no way is Quimper the major city of Brittany. Rennes, Vannes, Brest are bigger, and I'd argue that Lorient and Saint-Malo are more famous.

But at least it's French, which is not the case for Québec.

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Level ∞
Nov 22, 2020
Changed it to Quimper.
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2020
Yeah but you should also change the clue to fifth-largest. Wikipedia confirms ProfLau's comment.
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Level 79
Nov 23, 2020
No one's going to know the fifth largest city in Brittany -- nor probably even the second -- so it's useless as a clue to mention that it's the whateverth largest. Might as well just say that it's a city in Brittany and then the clue will always be correct. Left as is, there will be city proper vs. metro, and its position will change after every census.
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2020
I agree. The ranking is just an amusing aside. The REAL clue is that it begins with Q.
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Level 2
Nov 24, 2015
Ohhh ! I'm French and I only got 17/25 :( Good Quizz ! ;)
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2020
Your punishment task is to memorize La Marseillaise.
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2015
Marie Curie was Polish
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Level 77
May 4, 2017
She was also French.
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Level 45
Nov 29, 2015
Je suis français et c'est hyper dur, il faudrait adapter ce quiz en français, je pense que je vais m'en occuper :)
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2020
"Hyper dur?" Je suppose que vous plaisantez
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Level 63
Sep 30, 2016
Not to be nitpicky or anything but shouldn't part of the F clue be equality instead of egality since it's the English word?
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Level 57
Dec 1, 2016
25 out of 25 (I'm French)
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Level 37
Feb 24, 2018
It is either "liberte, egalite, fraternite" or "liberty, equality, fraternity".
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
3 minutes to spare for ZUD at 2,5 minutes to go I gave up, no clue. The answers arent totally unfamiliar, but definitely would not have guessed them.

Nice quiz.

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Level 32
Nov 22, 2020
RIP Norte Dame
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2020
Well, they're repairing the damage, so it's not like it's being knocked down.
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Level 70
Nov 22, 2020
France World Cup win was in 2018
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Level 73
Nov 22, 2020
France won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and 2018 (not 2016) :)

Great quiz btw

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Level ∞
Nov 23, 2020
Fixed
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Level 79
Nov 23, 2020
And, interestingly, France didn't even qualify for the men's football/soccer tournament in the 2016 Olympics. The women made the quarterfinals.
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Level 83
Nov 22, 2020
Geez, here I am trying "xerxes" "xavier" etc. Read the question, dummy. :-)