France Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about France?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: May 3, 2019
First submittedJanuary 22, 2019
Times taken13,154
Rating4.25
4:00
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
1. Which of these countries does not border France?
Switzerland
Italy
Austria
Germany
2. On what day of the year do the French celebrate their national holiday?
October 23rd
January 7th
July 14th
September 2nd
Commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries
3. Who is usually considered to be the first king of France?
Charles the Fat
Pepin the Short
Clovis
Louis I
4. Which of these cities is not on the Mediterranean?
Cannes
Nice
Nantes
Marseilles
5. What did Louis Daguerre invent?
The flying buttress
Photography
The submarine
The can-can dance
6. Which one of these countries was never a French colony?
Senegal
Vietnam
Kenya
Haiti
7. Which of these people was never President of France?
François Mitterrand
Louis Lumière
Jacques Chirac
Charles de Gaulle
8. What is the approximate population of France?
102 million
34 million
136 million
68 million
9. What is the most common country of birth for French residents who were not born in France?
China
United States
Algeria
Germany
10. What is the westernmost region on the French mainland?
Brittany
Occitanie
Pays de la Loire
Normandy
11. About what percentage of France's electricity comes from nuclear power?
30%
70%
0%
10%
12. Does France have territory on the continent of South America?
No
Yes
The overseas region of French Guiana is located in South America
13. What is Denis Diderot best known for?
Inventing canned food
Editing an important encyclopedia
Winning battles during WWI
Writing "In Search of Lost Time"
14. How many times has France won the men's FIFA World Cup?
Never
Three times
Twice
Once
France won in 1998 and 2018
15. What peaceful period of French history lasted from 1871 to 1914?
La Durée Convenable
Les Années Magnifiques
La Belle Époque
La Bonne Journée
+3
Level 62
Jan 22, 2019
Is a yes/no question really a "multiple" choice question? or am I nitpicking too much...
+3
Level 67
May 2, 2019
Multiple means more than one so yes, technically it is multiple choice. Either way, yes, you are nitpicking ;)
+4
Level 68
Jan 22, 2019
Hugh Capet was the first King of France. Clovis was King of the Franks.
+2
Level ∞
Jan 23, 2019
Removed Hugh Capet as an answer so that this won't be an issue.
+3
Level 75
Jan 23, 2019
I'm not sure how this fixes it, since Clovis was still king of the Franks and Capet was still the first king of France. If you really want the answer to be Clovis, you could re-word the question to "who is usually considered to be the first king of the area that would later become France." Rolls off the tongue, donit? Or you could say "the originator of the French nation." But he wasn't the first king of France, even if De Gaulle liked to think of him that way :P
+2
Level 71
Jan 23, 2019
I agree with redsplat. The Franks also settled throughout Germany (Frankfurt, Franconia) Belgium, and elsewhere, and Clovis was their ruler. He may as well also be called the first king in Germany or Belgium. The historical fact is that there was no France and no Germany at the time of Clovis, and as a result the question could be seen as misleading.
+2
Level 73
Feb 5, 2019
I agree, you removed the most correct answer by taking Hugh Capet out of the options.
+1
Level 80
May 2, 2019
Anyways, Hugh Capet is not the first king of France either, he's just the first capetian. The first true king of France is arguably Philippe II Auguste.
+1
Level 68
May 2, 2019
I'm on Team Quizmaster here. The history of France didn't start when it was called France. More importantly, in regard to this question, there's a fairly complete line of kings all the way back to Clovis.
+1
Level 32
Apr 11, 2019
Ask any French this question : they would all say that Clovis is the first king of France
+1
Level 52
May 2, 2019
I agree. I'm French and we used to say Clovis the 1st is the first monarch of France. You have it also on the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_monarchs
+1
Level 75
May 2, 2019
Had a look at that Wikipedia page, which does have Clovis I as the earliest monarch, but also begins by saying it concerns "The monarchs of the Kingdom of France and its predecessors". On kings of France it says, "The Capetian dynasty, the male-line descendants of Hugh Capet, included the first rulers to adopt the title of 'King of France' for the first time with Philip II (r. 1180–1223)". As far as Clovis I the best it says is that "Sometimes included as 'Kings of France' are the kings of the Franks of the Merovingian dynasty". So it's hardly conclusive about Clovis I being the first King of France. In fact, it appears to be saying that he wasn't, but sometimes people include him. Perhaps it's one of those commonly believed, and taught, things that isn't strictly accurate. At the very least it seems open to debate :)
+1
Level 69
May 2, 2019
French city is Marseille (not Marseilles)
+3
Level 57
May 2, 2019
Marseilles is an English spelling of the city's name (as is Marseille, both are used).
+1
Level 38
May 2, 2019
^ Why can't the "English spelling" just go along with the actual name, as it does with Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Paramaribo, etc.- What is this obsession with anglicizing everything possible? - By adding the unnecessary "s" to the town's name, Americans especially, are apt to mispronounce it and cause confusion with "La Marseillaise" (the French National Anthem), in which the "s" is pronounced.
+2
Level 57
May 2, 2019
I'm not sure Daguerre "invented" photography, although he was certainly one of the fathers of it. Photography was one of those disciplines that was developed by a few individuals around the same time (e.g. Henry Fox Talbot) and Daguerre was one of those (an important one nonetheless).
+1
Level 22
Jun 19, 2020
According to Wikipedia, Nicéphore Niépce is the inventor of photography. The first picture taken and preserved being "Point de vue du Gras" from 1827.
+2
Level 55
May 2, 2019
Lumière being spelt wrong is a bit of a give away ;)
+1
Level 30
May 2, 2019
I'm French and got full marks, luckily! You used the wrong accent on Lumière though :)
+1
Level ∞
May 3, 2019
Fixed
+1
Level 78
May 7, 2019
I knew France had a department in South America, but it is not a territory so I answered no. I thought the clue was a bit tricky.