I think if you are not able to utter a single sentence in french you could say you dont speak french. but you could still know ( through absorbtion) quite a lot of words.
So a lot of times ( depending on how they put it) it is not faking. You could say you have never learned it, and say you dont speak it. And still do quite well. But if you say I really dont have a clue about about anything french, well in that case you arent truthfull, because apparently you have picked up some words.
and you can obviously do well by picking out certain words like oz and pi. And many words are simply extremely similar to english (silence, futur, orange, age, planète, poètes, danse)
Only ones left would be incorruptibles, also similar to english but the trick here is that it isnt a direct translation, and the same goes for mon beau-pere et moi ( for which I tried my stepdad and I/me).
(I also missed raiders of the lost ark, I was thinking of arch)
so yes, without studying french I got 20/24. It is basicly a big puzzle. And I like these more than the lists with fromage, cerveza etc (and many other words you might have heard of even if you Never had a single french lesson). This is more of a puzzle.