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Sunday, February 5, 2012

French citizenship changes, part III

Okay, here are the answers- how did you all do?  Did you make the 60% mark? (9 or more correct)

Overall, I thought the questions were pretty basic and not too bad - ie if you have general knowledge of France, you should be able to pass the test without too much worry.  The rest of the sample tests were also along these same lines, so hopefully this will reassure those of you who plan on applying soon. Plus I'm sure someone will come out with a study guide soon enough too.

1) Who constructed Versailles?
  • Napoleon
  • Louis XIV
  • Louis-Philippe
2) Who do you associate with the Arc de Triomphe?
  • Napoleon
  • General Charles de Gaulle
  • Julius Cesar
3) Gothic cathedrals were built during which historical period?
  • The Middle Ages
  • The French Revolution
  • Ancient history
4) When were the castles of the Loire built?
  • The 20th century
  • The Renaissance
  • The French Revolution
5) Before it was destroyed, what was the Bastille?
  • A hotel
  • A prison
  • A theater
6) When did the Hundred Years’ War take place?
  • In the Middle Ages
  • Under Louis XIV
  • In 1914
7) The battle of Verdun occurred during which war?
  • The Algerian War
  • WWI
  • WWII
8) The Eiffel Tower was built :
  • For the World’s Fair in 1889
  • To attract tourists
  • To install a television antenna
9) The Paris Mosque was inaugurated:
  • Before the French Revolution
  • Between WWI and WWII
  • Last year
10) When did WWI take place?
  • Between 1914 and 1918
  • Between 1946 and 1962
  • Between 1720 and 1723
11) The religious wars in the 16th century were between:
  • Catholics and Protestants
  • Christians and Muslims
  • Public and private schools
12) General de Gaulle’s speech calling for French resistance happened:
  • In the context of WWII
  • In the context of the war against the English
  • During the events of May 1968
13) Which of these three men was not president?
  • Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
  • François Mitterrand
  • Victor Hugo
14) The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is associated with what
  • The liberation of Paris
  • The French Revolution
  • The creation of Europe
15) Joan of Arc lived during which historical period?
  • The Middle Ages
  • WWII
  • The French Revolution



Blogger la fille en rose said...

13/15! I'm pretty happy with that.

February 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Perfect score :) My French History professors would be oh-so-proud.

February 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Barbara Snow said...

I only missed two. Can I be a French citizen?

February 5, 2012 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

14. I look forward to my carte de sejour arriving in the mail. (Don't think as a Kiwi I'd ever get citizenship! Lol.)

February 6, 2012 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger melinda said...

only one i didnt know was the one about the mosque....prob a reflection of our western history books

February 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

there used to be a lot more bloggers writing about life in france than there are now. it's nice to read these frenchie posts, thank you.

February 7, 2012 at 2:58 AM  
Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

13/15! I passed! Can I be a French citizen now?

February 7, 2012 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger KathyMac said...

I gave it to the boys (French, ages 10 & 13) and they didn't do too badly! They only got a couple wrong. They especially loved the question that had Victor Hugo as an answer.

February 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

13/15! Pas mal, considering I only lived there 1 year.

February 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I missed the previous post but these seem like pretty typical history questions. Anyone who studied (and rememebers) European history from high school should be able to get at least half of those!

February 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

13/15 here, like some of the other posters. But I got my French citizenship 7 years ago, so I'm good either way!

February 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM  

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