Bastille Day Quiz.
Vive La France!

(The answers to these questions can be found HERE)

1.   On which date did the storming of the Bastille take place?
A.  le quatorze juin         B.  le quatorze juillet

2.  In which year did the storming of the Bastille take place?
A.  1889           B.  1789

3.  Which famous building was constructed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bastille Day?
A.  La Tour Eiffel          B.  L'Arc de Triomphe

4.  Who was the King of France at the time of the French Revolution?
A.  Louis XVI       B.  Henri I

5.  What is the name of the national anthem of France?
A.  La Marseillaise         B.  Le Merveilleux

6.  What is the motto of France?
A.  Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.
B.  Beauté, Argent, Vacances.

7.  Why were the people of France angry?
A.  They did not have enough food to eat.
B.  The roads in Paris were not very clean.

8.  The word for king in French is.......
A.  foi        B.  roi

9.  Who was the Queen of France at the time of the French Revolution?
A.  Marie-Antoinette
B.  Caterina de' Medici

10.  The word for queen is.....
A.  reine       B.  renne

11.  Which of these things does NOT belong to Bastille Day celebrations?
A.  Le Drapeau Tricolore
B.  La galette des Rois
C.  La Marseillaise

12.  What is name of the French flag?
A.  Le Drapeau Tricolore
B.  Le Chapeau Tricolore

13.  What is the name of the column that stands where the Bastille prison used to stand?
A.  La Colonne de Louis XVI
B.  La Colonne de Juillet.

14.  How many prisoners were locked in the Bastille when it was stormed?
A.  70          B.   700        C.  7

15.  What was the full name of the Bastille prison?
A.  Bastille Saint-Jean.
B.  Bastille Saint-Antoine.

16.  On Bastille Day in Paris, where do the most important parades take place?
A.  L'Avenue Des Champs-Élysées.
B.  La Place De La Concorde.
17.  In which palace did the King and Queen of France live, at the time of the storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution?

A.  Versailles        B.  Blois
18.  What are the colours of the French flag?
A.  rouge, blanc, jaune        B.  bleu, blanc, rouge
19.  In France, the official name of Bastille Day is.....

A.  La Fête des Mères.
B.  La Fête Nationale F
20.   On Bastille Day there are lots of feux d'artifice
What are les feux d'artifice?

A.  fireworks         B.  parties


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