Statistics for History of Paris

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  • The average score is 13 of 20

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Question Answer % Correct
What Paris landmark was the tallest manmade structure in the world from 1889 to 1930?Eiffel Tower
92%
What famous Gothic cathedral was completed in 1345 after nearly 200 years of construction?Notre-Dame
de Paris
91%
What prison was stormed by a mob on July 14, 1789?Bastille
91%
What queen was beheaded in 1793?Marie Antoinette
87%
What royal palace was turned into an art museum in 1793?The Louvre
86%
What aerial invention was first demonstrated by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783?Hot Air Balloon
79%
What civilization established the city of Lutetia in 52 AD?The Romans
79%
What satiric newspaper was attacked by Islamic extremists after printing a cartoon of Mohammad?{Charlie} Hebdo
78%
What group's leaders were burned at the stake on the orders of King Philip in 1307?Knights {Templar}
75%
What race was held for the first time in 1903, starting and ending in Paris?Tour de France
75%
What type of dancing would you be likely to see at the Moulin Rouge around the turn of the century?Can-Can
69%
To what underground location were 6 million sets of human remains transferred in the 18th century?The {Catacombs}
68%
What beverage became popular in Paris in 1669 after a visit from the Ottoman ambassador?Coffee
66%
What group of people were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572?Huguenots
56%
What country besieged and captured Paris in 1871?Prussia
55%
What tribe, led by Clovis, established Paris as its capital in 511 AD?The Franks
54%
What group of people attacked Paris several times in the 800s, burning many of its churches?Vikings
53%
What type of wide roads were built during Haussmann's renovation of Paris from 1853-1870?Boulevards
47%
What radical socialist government ruled Paris for sixty days in 1871?Paris {Commune}
31%
What famous annual art exhibition was organized by the Académie des Beaux-Arts?The Salon
11%

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