History Quiz / Famous French People

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Quiz Updated Oct 11, 2013

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Clue Answer % Correct
Emperor who conquered much of EuropeNapoleon Bonaparte
94.6%
Inventor of a system of raised dots which form letters for the visually impaired to readLouis Braille
89.9%
The 'Maid of Orleans' who helped France win the 100 Years WarJoan of Arc
86.7%
Designer of a tower for the Paris World Fair 1889Gustave Eiffel
86.7%
Leading Impressionist painter famous for 'Impression, Sunrise' and 'Water-lillies'Claude Monet
84.1%
General who became President of France 1959-69Charles de Gaulle
83.2%
Author of 'Les Misérables' and 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'Victor Hugo
80.6%
Author of 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'Alexandre Dumas
72.3%
Sculptor of 'The Kiss' and 'The Thinker'Auguste Rodin
65.8%
Philosopher famous for the Latin statement 'Cogito ergo sum' (I think, therefore I am)René Descartes
60.7%
Chemist and microbiologist, creator of early vaccines, for rabies and anthraxLouis Pasteur
60.1%
Defended the 'Reign of Terror' with his speech 'On the Principles of Political Morality'; guillotined 1794Maximilien Robespierre
52%
General who played a key role in the American Revolution and in two French revolutionsGilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
48.5%
Clue Answer % Correct
Prolific artist 1834–1917 best known for his paintings of ballet dancers and racetracks Edgar Degas
43.3%
Actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the ClownMarcel Marceau
38%
Explorer who claimed Canada for France following three expeditions in the 1530s and 40sJacques Cartier
29%
Singer and entertainer best known for the song 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls' and the film 'The Love Parade'Maurice Chevalier
22.2%
Brothers and inventors of the hot air balloon, first ascent 1783Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier
21.5%
Mathematician, philosopher and writer 1623-1662, inventor of the mechanical calculatorBlaise Pascal
20%
Composer of 'The Carnival of the Animals' and 'Samson and Delilah'Camille Saint-Saëns
19.5%
Navigator, cartographer, soldier and explorer 1574-1635. Founder of New France and Quebec City in 1608Samuel de Champlain
18.2%
First man to fly the English Channel 1909Louis Blériot
11.9%
Marshall, 'Prince de la Moskowa' and the 'Bravest of the Brave', executed for treason 1815Michel Ney
8.3%
Leader of the French Resistance during WW2, killed 1943Jean Moulin
7.2%
Diplomat responsible for the building of the Suez CanalFerdinand de Lesseps
6.6%
 
Number % Answered
25 (all)
1%
22-24
2%
19-21
5.9%
16-18
15.2%
13-15
23.8%
10-12
22.8%
7-9
15.9%
4-6
8.4%
1-3
4.9%

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