10 most difficult history of France riddlesHistory of France quiz
Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)
There were no such people
The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.
What was among Maria Curie's achievements?
discovery of radioactivity
obtaining driving license
French Academy of Sciences membership
huge number of patents
In 1916 during the Great War Marie was one of the first women to obtain driving license. She worked towards it to drive her innovation, mobile ambulances equipped with X-ray apparatus that saved wounded soldiers, who coined the vehicle "petite Curie" (in French "little Curie").
Who brought Mona Lisa to France?
Leonardo da Vinci
Pope Pius XVI
Charles de Gaulle
Leonardo spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. He brought three masterpieces: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.
Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?
battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)
battle of Borodino (Russia)
battle of the Somme (France)
the battle of Camarón (Mexico)
On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.
In how many coffins was Napoléon Bonaparte buried?
In 1840 Napoléon Bonaparte was buried under the Dôme des Invalides- large church in Paris. The sarcophagus was put up on a green granite pedestal and contains a nest of six coffins: one made of soft iron, another of mahogany, two others of lead, one of ebony and finally the last one of oak.
The French Open tennis tournament is named after aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?
he invented a monoplane
he flew from Paris to London
he flew across the Mediterranean Sea
he became the first fighter ace of WWI
Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.
What were the Frenchmen doing just before the start of the Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415?
provoking Englishmen with their naked bottoms
shouting curse words towards the Englishmen
Frenchmen started to eat breakfast at the eyes of the tired and hungry enemy. King's Henry V army stood quietly, waiting for the Frenchmen to attack.
"Women have the right to mount the scaffold, they must also have the right to mount the speaker's rostrum". Whose quote is that?
Olympe de Gouges
Olympe de Gouges was a French activist, feminist, playwright, and the author of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen. She was executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror for attacking the regime of the Revolutionary government and for her association with the Girondists.
Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?
After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.