Civilisation 1: 10/16

CIV 1: October 16th
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What is the oldest city in France?
– Marseille
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What is the name of the French White House?
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What is the CAC 40 (quarante)?
– La Bourse (French Stock Market)
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Why was Marcel Marceau famous?
– He was a well-known mime
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What is the Carte Navigo used for?
– Le Metro
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How long is a presidential term in France?
– Cinq ans
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What is a good test score?
– An 18 out of 20
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When and why was La Tour Eiffel built?
– 1889 for the French Revolution centennial
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Who sculpted Le Penseur (The Thinker)?
– Rodin
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What day of the week are elections?
– Le dimanche (Sundays)
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Who was elected as French president in 2012?
– Francois Hollande
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What festival is held on June 21st?
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What is the longest river in France?
– Le Loire
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Which author wrote “Gargantua et Pantagruel”?
– Rabelais
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Who won the best actor Oscar in 2013?
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Which king (assassinated in 1610) was most popular?
– Henry IV (four)
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Which composer is known for his impressionists work?
– Debussy
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What song is Debussy’s most known?
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Which 3 writers impacted 17th century literature?
– Moliere, Racine, and Corneille
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What should you never bring to a dinner in France?
– Chrysanthemums (symbolize death)
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