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Which city, nicknamed la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), is the capital of the French region of Occitania?
Toulouse is the fourth-largest city in France and the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus. The city has earned its nickname due to its unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks.
Which country was ruled by the Plantagenets?
The House of Plantagenet was a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France. The family held the English throne from 1154, with the accession of Henry II, until 1485, when Richard III died in battle.
What was the name of the empire ruled by Charlemagne?
First French Empire
Holy Roman Empire
The Carolingian Empire was a large empire in western and central Europe during the early Middle Ages. Its lands included area of modern France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, northern Italy and northern Spain.
Antoine Lavoisier is known as "father of modern chemistry”. How did he die?
He committed suicide
He died of carbon oxide poisoning
He died in an explosion
He was guillotined.
Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme générale - a hated tax agency. At the height of the French Revolution, he was charged with tax fraud and selling adulterated tobacco, and sentenced to death.
Which French king was called the Sun King?
Henry IV of France
Louis XI of France
Louis XIV of France
Louis XVI of France
Louis XIV ruled for 72 years and 110 days, which is the longest period of rule of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history.
How many years has the 100-year war been going on?
The Hundred Years' War was a long struggle between England and France over succession to the French throne. It lasted from 1337 to 1453, so it might more accurately be called the "116 Years' War."
What is tapenade?
the seaside promenade
a line on the vessel
black olive dish
a Mediterranean plant
Tapenade is a Provençal name for a dish consisting of puréed or finely-chopped olives, capers, and olive oil. Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas. Base ingredients of tapenade are olives and capers. The olives (most commonly black olive) and capers are chopped finely, crushed, or blended.
When was the Verdun Treaty signed?
in the 3rd century.
In the 6th century.
In the 9th century.
In the 13th century.
The Treaty of Verdun, signed in August 843, was the first of the treaties that divided the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms among the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious, who was the son of Charlemagne. The treaty, signed in Verdun-sur-Meuse, ended the three-year Carolingian Civil War.
Where do the Kanak live?
Kanak are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific. According to the 2014 census, they make up 39.1% of the total population with around 104,000 people. Religion is an important aspect of Kanaks' life. Kanaks attend the Catholic Church in Nouméa. and they form nearly 50% of the population of Catholics in New Caledonia, next only to the Europeans.
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