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French History and Geography Quiz
World Geography > Geography of Europe > Geography of Western Europe > Geography of France
Scroll down for a free printable version (.pdf file) of this free practice quiz on the history and geography of France. Test your knowledge. This quiz/practice test prints on one side of a sheet of paper.
1. What is the capital city of France?
a. Besancon
b. Nantes
c. Paris
d. Reims

2. During ancient Roman times, the area now known as France was called _____.
a. Bourgogne
b. Franche-Comte
c. Gaul
d. Germania

3. What is the most common religion in modern France?
a. Catholicism
b. Islam
c. Judaism
d. Protestantism

4. Who is considered to be the first king of France?
a. Charlemagne
b. Clovis
c. Louis XVI
d. Napoleon Bonaparte

5. What is the French national anthem?
a. Frere Jacques
b. La Marseillaise
c. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite
d. Sur le pont d’Avignon

6. What French ruler was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815?
a. Charles de Gaulle
b. Joan of Arc
c. Louis the Pious
d. Napoleon Bonaparte

7. What young French girl helped bring France to victory in the Hundred Years’ War?
a. Catherine Deneuve
b. Coco Chanel
c. Joan of Arc
d. Marie Antoinette

8. What absolute monarch of France is known as the “sun king”?
a. Charles Martel
b. Louis XIV
c. Napoleon Bonaparte
d. Pepin the Short

9. Which of the following is not a region of France?
a. Alsace
b. Brittany
c. Espagne
d. Picardie

10. What Paris structure was attacked on July 14, 1789, an event considered to be the official start of the French Revolution?
a. Bastille
b. Eiffel Tower
c. Tuileries Palace
d. Versailles
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