France Quiz for Kids





Questions

  1. Which city is the capital of France?
  2. What name is given to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year?
  3. Can you name the French astrologer born more than 500-years ago who is known for predicting future events?
  4. Camembert, Boursin, and Brie are all types of which popular food?
  5. What is the French word for hello?
  6. Which iron tower in Paris was once the tallest man-made structure in the world?
  7. Can you name the world's largest art museum? You can visit there to see the famous Mona Lisa painting.
  8. What sort of food are escargots? They're a French delicacy!
  9. Name the country's second largest city, after Paris?
  10. The island of Corsica is in which sea?
  11. What is the seine?
  12. Name the famous French military leader who was defeated at The Battle of Waterloo in 1815?
  13. Which buttery, flaky, cresent shaped pastry is bought from a bakery and often eaten for breakfast?
  14. You may see a gendarme on a French street, what or who is he or she?
  15. Name the famous long distance cycle race that is held in France every year?
  16. Victor Hugo is an author who wrote a famous book about which deformed bell-ringer in Notre Dame cathedral?
  17. Which heroine of France, who lived nearly 600-years ago, was nicknamed 'The Maid of Orleans'?
  18. What name is given to the period in France when the people overthrew the monarchy in 1789?
  19. What did the French President open with the British Queen in May 1994?
  20. There are 6 countries that have land borders with France - how many can you name?




Answers:

  1. Paris
  2. Bastille Day
  3. Nostradamus
  4. Cheese
  5. Bonjour
  6. Eiffel Tower
  7. The Louvre
  8. Snails
  9. Marseille
  10. Mediterranean Sea
  11. A long river that runs through Paris
  12. Napoleon Bonaparte
  13. Croissant (Did you know that French bakeries are called patisseries?)
  14. A policeman
  15. Tour de France
  16. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame or Quasimodo
  17. Joan of Arc
  18. French Revolution
  19. The Channel Tunnel
  20. Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland. (Andorra and Monaco are principalities which also have borders with France.)