France Country Quiz

Can you guess these answers that pertain to the country of France?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
First submittedMarch 27, 2013
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Hint
Answer
Capital city
Paris
Most-populous urban areas
(other than the above)
Lyon
Marseille
Roman name for France
Gaul
Longest river by length
within France
Loire
Tallest mountain
Mont Blanc
World's most-visited museum
Musée du Louvre
Longest-reigning King
Louis XIV
Dynasty he was part of
Bourbon
... and the palace he lived in
Versailles
Famous bike race
Tour de France
Avenue where that race ends
Champs-Élysées
Hint
Answer
Symbol on the French royal
coat of arms
Fleur-de-lis
Woman who "personifies" France
Marianne
Tower built for the 1889 World's Fair
Eiffel Tower
Well-known newspaper whose name
means "The World"
Le Monde
Prison stormed on July 14, 1789
Bastille
Revolutionary slogan:
Liberté, égalité, ______
Fraternité
Region of France that was the site
of the D-Day invasions
Normandy
Region of France located in
South America
French Guiana
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Level 21
May 10, 2013
I kept forgetting the last s in Versailles. lol
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Level 59
Jul 10, 2019
same
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2014
The dynasty Louis XIV was part of is the Capetians. Bourbon is only a branch of it, Valois is another one. During his trial in 1792, the French revolutionaries called him "citizen Louis Capet" as if he was the direct descendant of Hugh Capet who founded the dynasty in 987.
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Level 35
Dec 4, 2015
Although this is technically true, Valois, Orleans, Bourbon etc are all considered houses in their own right so his house should be Bourbon, not Capet
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Level 2
Dec 5, 2015
Louis XIV : 1661-1715

And during the Revolution, it was Louis XVI !

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Level 62
Sep 13, 2017
Yes, I agree. 'Widow Capet' and all...
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Level 37
Sep 28, 2019
Yes that's right, but sometimes cadet branches are considered houses on their right. Look at the Lancaster and the York in English history, they belonged to the Plantagenet.
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Level 37
Mar 21, 2020
The 1792 trial was of Louis XVI, not Louis XIV.
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Level 79
Jul 7, 2014
Had no clue for the "woman who personifies France". I tried Joan of Arc, Marie Antoinette, Claudette Colbert, Bridget Bardot, and Coco Chanel before giving up.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2015
I kept trying Liberty or Lady Liberty, because Marianne is the female allegory of Liberty. Then I remembered an obscure reference from my 18th century French literature class in college.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2017
I tried edith piaf too
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
As a numismatist, I'm kicking myself for this one. She's featured on older French coins, so I could see her likeness, but just could not pull the name. :-(
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Level 80
May 6, 2016
Please accept Tour Eiffel. I was confused when it didn't work and assumed you were looking for a different landmark.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
Really? This is an English-language quiz, so you would expect answers to be in English.
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Level 66
May 18, 2020
Really really? 16 of the 20 answers are given in French. You don't get anything for "Tour of France", or "White Mountain". Of course as always on jetpunk, the simpler the answer the better: the clue tells you the answer is a tower, so don't enter the word tower in your answer, not required.
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Level 78
May 18, 2020
I'm not disputing the fact that "Tour Eiffel" ought to be accepted, but 19 out of 20 answers are how they would appear when writing in English (the only exception being "Musée de Louvre").
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Level 67
Jul 9, 2020
My point was not that 'Tour Eiffel' shouldn't be accepted (I think it's a good idea it should), but rather that I was quite surprised @onegonecat thought Eiffel Tower was not the correct answer because he tried the French name for the landmark instead of the name commonly used in English (Tour Eiffel vs. Eiffel Tower).
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2020
@Fad, but those are French terms that English speakers use when referring to those things. We don't say "I'm watching the Tour of France" or "I'm going to White Mountain." The English-language terms for those things are still "Tour de France" and "Mont Blanc." So, yes, they're French, but unlike "Tour Eiffel," they're also the dominant terms in English.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2017
Too France-centric, please fix.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
Francocentric*
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2017
I've tried with lily for fleur-de-lis, but didn't succeed. Technically, that is lily, isn't it?
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Level 67
Dec 21, 2018
the flower represented in the fleur de lis, might be a lily, but the symbol is not called that. (if the question was what flower is represented in the symbol it could be correct)
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Level 38
May 11, 2018
Knew a few more than I got cos I couldn't spell them right, was crap at French in school as well...
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Level 68
Jan 1, 2020
Honestly I typed all the Louis' from 1-13, then 15-19.

HOW COULD I MISS LOUIS XIV

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Level 66
Jan 7, 2020
I just increased Louis' number until i reached 14.
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
Me too; I did that using Roman numerals.
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Level 56
Sep 30, 2020
I was cleverer: I worked backwards from 16 ;)
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
I tried Joan of Arc instead of Marianne (which I didn't know).
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Level 81
May 19, 2020
Just read the introduction of the wikipedia page... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne

Sorry, but not knowing Marianne is not knowing much about the French Republic :3.

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Level 67
Jul 9, 2020
Really?
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Level 70
May 17, 2020
I tried "Paris-Roubaix" for the bike race, before getting the right answer
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Level 49
Jul 11, 2020
To test out what would be accepted, I started with "Le Tour" and "Le Tour de France" but it wouldn't accept it until I got rid of le "Le".
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
It would be fair to accept that, given that it fits the criterion of "famous bike race".
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
Maybe add fully in France to the river one, as the Rhine is longer
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Level ∞
May 18, 2020
Changed the question slightly.
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Level 64
May 21, 2020
I think you could accept Louis with some alternative ways of adding the number - I tried the number, English, Roman numerals (must have been wrong) and French to no avail!
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
14 definitely worked
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Level 45
May 23, 2020
20/20 I'm French
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
Only missed bourbon, for once I am above average on one of these country quizzes
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Level 54
Jul 13, 2020
Typo at the fourth row of the 2nd block, "newspaper" not "neswpaper".
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Level 54
Jul 20, 2020
Spelled newspaper "neswpaper" :D
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Level 64
Jul 21, 2020
It took me a while to recall Marianne.
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2020
Learning French in high school has helped me with some of these.
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Level 61
Jul 23, 2020
You should accept Mbappé instead of Fraternité 😄
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2020
Liberté, egalité, Griezmann-Mbappé
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2020
I never heard of Marianne before :o
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Level 56
Jul 23, 2020
The only Marianne I know is that ran for president of the United States.
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Level 42
Jul 23, 2020
Marianne is the only one that tripped me up. Looked her up. Something I learned today.
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2020
"The Bastille" should be accepted as well.
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2020
With Bastille as my email address I had better get a few of these right.
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Level 68
Jul 23, 2020
I am surprised there were no Joan of Arc, but great quiz nonetheless.
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2020
Having a question about a French king and not just being able to type Louis is a bit disappointing
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2020
Louis XIV and Louis XVI are both historically significant kings though, so it's worth knowing the difference.
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2020
This had me wondering also... On other quizzes, English kings (Henry, Richard, Edward and such) don't need the number to get the answer right. Why is it different for Louis?
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2020
I appreciate that, for once, the number is required. I would say that at least half of the Louis are "historically significant": 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18.

The number should always be required, and the same holds for british monarchs, of course.

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Level 41
Sep 2, 2020
is louis the english version of ludwig?
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Level 48
Sep 2, 2020
Me literally trying Louis for the dynasty...

Also maybe you could have a question like

This now redundant platinum bar is kept in Paris. (The Metre/Meter).

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Level 66
Sep 16, 2020
Is it sad that the only reason I know about fleur-de-lis is because of My Little Pony?
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Level 53
Oct 1, 2020
This quiz would be much easier if I knew French :-(