History of Paris
Try to answer these questions about the history of the city of Paris.
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What civilization established the city of Lutetia in 52 AD?
What tribe, led by Clovis, established Paris as its capital in 511 AD?
What group of people attacked Paris several times in the 800s, burning many of its churches?
What group's leaders were burned at the stake on the orders of King Philip in 1307?
What famous Gothic cathedral was completed in 1345 after nearly 200 years of construction?
What group of people were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572?
What beverage became popular in Paris in 1669 after a visit from the Ottoman ambassador?
To what underground location were 6 million sets of human remains transferred in the 18th century?
What aerial invention was first demonstrated by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783?
What prison was stormed by a mob on July 14, 1789?
What queen was beheaded in 1793?
What royal palace was turned into an art museum in 1793?
What famous annual art exhibition was organized by the Académie des Beaux-Arts?
What type of wide roads were built during Haussmann's renovation of Paris from 1853-1870?
What country besieged and captured Paris in 1871?
What radical socialist government ruled Paris for sixty days in 1871?
What Paris landmark was the tallest manmade structure in the world from 1889 to 1930?
What type of dancing would you be likely to see at the Moulin Rouge around the turn of the century?
What race was held for the first time in 1903, starting and ending in Paris?
What satiric newspaper was attacked by Islamic extremists after printing a cartoon of Mohammad?
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