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French Trivia Questions And Answers About French Things

Fun France and French related trivia quiz questions and answers.

 

French Trivia Questions And Answers About French Things

Disney's Beauty and the Beast takes place in what country?
A: France

French mail boxes are what color?
A:  Yellow

Brassiere comes from an old French word meaning what?
A:  Arm Protector

In what country is July 14th a national day of celebration?
A:  France, Bastille Day.

The word negligee is French and suggests that the wearer doesn't do what?
A: Housework.

What did the French once call Acadia?
A:  Nova Scotia.

In France if you were served le miel what would you be served?
A:     Honey    

 

The word "caterpillar" comes from the old French term mean?
A:  Hairy Cat

What is both a musical instrument and the French word for paper clip?
A: Trombone

What do the French call the movie  High Noon ?
A: La Train Sifflera Trois Fois

Why it is illegal to sell an ET doll ET in France?
A: Dolls must have human faces only.

French Polish varnish is made by dissolving shellac in what?
A:  Alcohol.

The French call the Hitchcock movie North by Northwest what?
A:  La Mort aux Trousses.

Which French actors catch phrase was "Come with me to the Casbah"?
A:  Charles Boyer  in Algiers.

 

In medieval France a person's rank was shown by the length of what?
A:  Shoe points bigger meant higher.

What common word comes from the French for purse or wallet?
A:  Budget.

What do the French call the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?
A: Daimants Sur Canape

In the USA it’s the Oscars what is it in France?
A:  Caesars

The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to where?
A: To the Atlantic Ocean.

It is bordered by what countries to the northeast?
A: Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.

What countries border France to the east?
A: Switzerland and Italy.

 

What two countries border France to the south?
A: Andorra and Spain.

What are France’s overseas territories?
A: French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

Where is France’s capital?
A: In Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by whom?
A: The Gauls, a Celtic people.

Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until when?
A: Until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.

The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into what?
A: East Francia, Middle Francia and West Francia.

West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in what war?
A: The Hundred Years' War (1337–1453).

 

During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become what?
A: The second largest in the world.

The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between whom?
A: The Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots).

France became Europe's dominant cultural, political, and military power in the 17th century under what king?
A: Louis XIV.