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 neswpaper 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 7, 2013
should accept antoinette for "Women who personifies France"
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Level 40
May 25, 2013
Antoinette was German.
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Level 71
Aug 23, 2013
Austrian. And she doesn't personify France in any case.
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
And it is woman not 'women'
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Level 43
Oct 29, 2015
Nope.
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Level 2
Dec 5, 2015
No, because Marianne is the woman and the only woman who personifies France, like Uncle Sam for USA ;)
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Level 34
Jul 25, 2016
You could argue that Jeanne d'Arc has many characteristics which could personify France, but I'd agree that Marianne is more used.
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
It is not about what is associated with France, or could personify the values. But the appointed symbol as the personification of France. (like you used to have gods in human form personifying things as the sun, in this case Marianne IS the country, you could not say that of Joan of Arc.

I guess you can compare it to Justitia (lady Justice) standing for justice. Sure you can name some freedom fighters and say they stand for justice, but they are not literal personifications, just representations of the value.

(I hope I have explained it well enough, it is tough to do in a foreign language, especially on a critical website, when there is no "close enough" while when person to person in your own language you can make the other understand what you mean without having to explain every detail to perfection)

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Level 73
May 18, 2020
Oh, it's not Marine Le Pen?
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Level 32
Jul 12, 2020
I wish, she'd build the wall and make the Germans pay for it.
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Level 43
May 23, 2020
Antoinette is half the name of Louis XVI's Queen, Marianne is totally different
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Level 21
May 10, 2013
I kept forgetting the last s in Versailles. lol
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Level 57
Jul 10, 2019
same
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Level 31
May 17, 2013
I only got 5. I'm an Ugly American.
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Level 77
May 19, 2020
I got 16 and my looks are somewhere between Brad Pitt and the wrong end of a beagle.
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Level 45
Jul 10, 2020
I got 19! ( P.S. I'm not French!)
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Level 22
Sep 19, 2013
Nice one :p I'm french so I guess it was easier for me ! ^^
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Level 2
Dec 5, 2015
Pareil ! :)
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Level 81
Jul 19, 2018
Non Pareil!
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2019
délicieuse
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Level 47
May 28, 2020
On est là
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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 38
Mar 21, 2020
The 1792 trial was of Louis XVI, not Louis XIV.
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Level 78
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 66
Nov 7, 2014
Only thing I could think of for that was Chanel, then I gave up. No idea who Marianne was/is.
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Level 43
Oct 29, 2015
Marianne is the french equivalent of Columbia.
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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 77
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 64
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 77
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 64
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 64
Jan 25, 2017
Too France-centric, please fix.
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Level 64
Apr 1, 2020
Francocentric*
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Level 74
May 22, 2020
i would argue "frogcentric"
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Level 65
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 40
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 61
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 64
Apr 1, 2020
Me too; I did that using Roman numerals.
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Level 64
Apr 1, 2020
I tried Joan of Arc instead of Marianne (which I didn't know).
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Level 80
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 64
Jul 9, 2020
Really?
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Level 67
May 17, 2020
I tried "Paris-Roubaix" for the bike race, before getting the right answer
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Level 30
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 72
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 58
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 74
May 22, 2020
wtf is marianne? thought she personified gilligan's island
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Level 43
May 23, 2020
It's not official but it firstly represented freedom, then democracy and then France, you will find it in pretty much every town hall in France.
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Level 43
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