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Bonjour! French was once the ultimate "lingua franca", and now you can test your knowledge of it with this category. Bonne chance!
104 French Language quizzes and 1,456 French Language trivia questions.
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1.
  French Fruit Basket   popular trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 20 Qns
C'est un fruit? Oui ou non?
Here is a selection of items. Simply select the French words for fruit.
Average, 20 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 29 23
Average
Bruyere editor
Nov 29 23
420 plays
2.
  Which Have Wings? French Version   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 19 Qns
Ont-ils Des Ailes?
Here is a collection of things that have wings and that do not have them. Choose the ones that have wings in French.
Average, 19 Qns, Bruyere, Sep 29 23
Recommended for grades: 12
Average
Bruyere editor
Sep 29 23
193 plays
3.
Other Countries in French by Their Flags
  Other Countries in French by Their Flags    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Look at the pictures of the country's flag and the clues in each question. Then choose the correct word for how to say the country in French. In all these countries (one territory), French is spoken, whether the official or unofficial language.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Apr 25 23
Easier
Ilona_Ritter
Apr 25 23
389 plays
4.
  Learning French, Friend or Foe?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learning a foreign language can be tricky. Words common to both languages are a great help for building up vocabulary, but not always! Beware the "false friends", words which are the same or very alike in both languages, but mean something different.
Average, 10 Qns, Santana2002, Sep 19 23
Average
Santana2002
Sep 19 23
256 plays
5.
  Famous French Phrases   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, we revisit phrases from French personalities that somehow influenced us all. Their legacy is universal. I will give you a phrase for you to identify its author.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Jun 01 23
Easier
masfon gold member
Jun 01 23
429 plays
6.
  10 Question French Verbs Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Think you remember your French verbs? Try your knowledge here!
Easier, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Aug 07 22
Easier
ladymacb29 editor
Aug 07 22
17971 plays
7.
French Photo Opp Deux
  French Photo Opp Deux   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here is a second photo opportunity quiz in French. Simply find the description in French for the photo shown. Bonne Chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, May 30 11
Average
Bruyere editor
2901 plays
8.
French Photo Opp
  French Photo Opp   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here is a French quiz for Funtrivia's Francophones in which you select the sentence which describes the scene on a trip through some photos. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Feb 13 17
Average
Bruyere editor
2814 plays
9.
  Absurd French 1002   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Back by popular request, it's another French quiz to help you get the neighbor's Rottweiler's muzzle out of your chihuahua's designer jean pockets. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jan 31 23
Average
Bruyere editor
Jan 31 23
7821 plays
10.
  Absurd French 1007   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mais oui, it's yet another French quiz for Funtrivia's francophiles. After all, how else will you know how to object when you notice that your teacher has put her cigar out in your pencil case?
Easier, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 04 23
Easier
Bruyere editor
Jun 04 23
5992 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Comment dit-on, "My name is Chris"?

From Quiz "What's the Correct Answer"




11.
  French Verbs Designed to Confuse You   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz has a collection of French verbs which might not mean what you think they do. Can you match them to their correct English definition?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 14 22
Easier
rossian editor
Mar 14 22
655 plays
12.
  Le French Foreign Legion   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Je m'appelle Capitaine Plodette of Le French Foreign Legion. I know a leetle English which will help me explain to you the language barriers I face when I train new recruits from around the world. Help me to translate pleeze.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 04 23
Average
Plodd
Jun 04 23
4577 plays
13.
  Traveler's French   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take this quiz before venturing to a French-speaking country! I'll give you a phrase, you give me what that phrase is in the opposite language.
Easier, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Apr 07 11
Easier
ladymacb29 editor
9724 plays
14.
  Bonjour Harry Potter editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of you have read the Harry Potter books in French? If you have, this will be easy. If not, a little French knowledge will help you to guess answers.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Elanor, Aug 01 10
Very Difficult
Elanor
12300 plays
15.
  Absurd French 978   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is yet another absurd French quiz for Quizzyland's francophones. Simply choose the closest English equivalent for the French sentence. Bon courage!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Feb 01 12
Average
Bruyere editor
6633 plays
16.
  French Numbers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Fairly simple quiz - see how well you know your French numbers up to 100.
Easier, 15 Qns, Taylor7AT, Oct 25 19
Easier
Taylor7AT
Oct 25 19
12263 plays
17.
  Absurd French 200   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is yet another absurd French quiz for those of you who need something beyond 'comment allez-vous?'. After all, what if a chicken alights on your head, or a frog in your soup? Pour maman, de sa bruyere, bon anniversaire.
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Apr 26 11
Average
Bruyere editor
7279 plays
18.
  So You Think You're From France   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Even if you put "le" in front of them and make them wear a beret, some words are no more French than warm beer. The French have given many words to the world but they have also borrowed a few. All words are in the "Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française".
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Mar 18 13
Average
Snowman gold member
2630 plays
19.
  Absurd French 607   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another test of your degree of French absurdity. Bonne chance! Choisissez l'equivalent en anglais de chaque phrase en francais. Vous aurez droit au diplome du francais absurde!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 12 03
Average
Bruyere editor
6673 plays
20.
  Colors in French    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give a name of a color in French. Can you name it?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jeanni49, Sep 13 02
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4
Very Easy
jeanni49
10265 plays
21.
  Absurd French 594   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's yet another absurd French quiz for those Francophiles at FT. Simply choose the best equivalent in English for the French sentence. After all, how else will you say no to a 500 kilo gorilla
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Dec 10 20
Average
Bruyere editor
Dec 10 20
5149 plays
22.
  Absurd French 505   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another absurd French test, after all, one never knows when knowing how to inform someone of a parrot perched upon their head might come in handy! Choose the appropriate English version of each French phrase. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 20 10
Average
Bruyere editor
5132 plays
23.
  Country Names in French and German   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The names given to countries vary through the languages. Even if you don't speak French or German, you'll do well in this one if you think hard enough. I give you the name for a particular country, you tell me the name of that country in English.
Easier, 10 Qns, hews, Aug 12 13
Easier
hews
7423 plays
24.
  Easy French Verbs Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are just a few French verbs. Either I give you the meaning, you give me the word, or I give you the word, you give me the meaning. Have fun and happy quizzing :)!
Easier, 10 Qns, stephbels1, Jun 04 23
Easier
stephbels1
Jun 04 23
7534 plays
25.
  Vive les S   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is a vocabulary quiz in French honoring the S.
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 03 11
Average
Bruyere editor
3119 plays
26.
  Absurd French 771   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another French quiz for those Francophones at Quizzyland who wish to know how to use French in more unusual situations than previously encountered. Dedicated to all of our Canadian friends here.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Apr 24 18
Average
Bruyere editor
Apr 24 18
4385 plays
27.
  Absurd French 101   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a test of your ability to understand the absurd in French. Everything is grammatically correct, ne vous inquietez pas. Bonne chance from your faithful correspondant in France, Bruyere.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 14 23
Average
Bruyere editor
Mar 14 23
7661 plays
28.
  Pardon My French   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some everyday French expressions that have made their way into written or spoken English today. See how many you know. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 09 11
Average
Creedy gold member
2458 plays
29.
  Absurd French 148   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Simply choose the best equivalent in English for each of these French sentences. After all, how else will you know how to get your neighbor's famished elephant out of your vineyard politely? Bonne Chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jul 25 09
Average
Bruyere editor
4865 plays
30.
  Basic French Verb test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a very basic French verb test for our beginners. Simply choose the correct French verb.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Oct 18 02
Average
Bruyere editor
4283 plays
31.
  What's the Weather in France?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well can you understand the weather forecast in French?
Easier, 10 Qns, Taylor7AT, Feb 07 17
Easier
Taylor7AT
6581 plays
32.
  French Numbers with a Canadian Twist   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this quiz, you'll need to figure out the numerical answers to the Canadian focused questions and then find the correct French answer. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Sep 15 20
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Sep 15 20
329 plays
33.
  Questions pour un champion   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Choisissez la meilleure question pour chaque réponse suivante. Choose the best question for the following answers. Careful, they must be the most logical. Bonne Chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 07 22
Average
Bruyere editor
Jun 07 22
4457 plays
34.
  How do you say that in English?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are some French phrases used in everyday English. The quiz looks for the literal translation. For example: Bonjour = good day, not hello or howdy. So...Bonne chance!(hint: The French word will be in quotation marks and no accent marks
Average, 15 Qns, grisham, Oct 30 13
Average
grisham
2058 plays
35.
  How Good is Your French?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you remember of French from school, or if you are still at school, see how good you are!
Average, 10 Qns, crazycube, Oct 31 07
Average
crazycube
4445 plays
36.
  It's A Baguette!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A 'baguette' is a 'long, thin loaf of French bread'. Let's review some other common French words or phrases used as part of the English language. There are so many, for this quiz, we will only review French words starting with the letter A.
Easier, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Jan 14 13
Easier
suzi_greer
1521 plays
37.
  Quatrième Jeu de Mots    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a French word game for you Francophiles at Quizzyland. Simply find a French word that fits with all the clues given. None of these words will use accents. Example: champignons de_____, sous les ponts de ______=Paris. Bonne chance !
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 25 18
Average
Bruyere editor
Nov 25 18
1314 plays
38.
  Que suis-je?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a definition and you will have to guess what is described. Of course, it will be easy, as I have written the descriptions in French. High quality translation in the interesting information section!
Average, 10 Qns, Kabdanis, Apr 11 12
Average
Kabdanis gold member
4232 plays
39.
  Time in French    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz should be pretty easy if you know how to say what time it is in French.
Easier, 10 Qns, kalene08, Jun 09 18
Easier
kalene08
Jun 09 18
6139 plays
40.
  Qu'est-ce Que C'est?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains questions on how to ask the location of an object, to tell of the location of an object, and other ways to speak about objects, in French. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Quinze, May 25 21
Easier
Quinze
May 25 21
3152 plays
41.
  French Vocabulary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a relatively simple quiz with basic French vocabulary (words and phrases). Choose the correct translation in English.
Easier, 10 Qns, jaggie25, Dec 13 11
Easier
jaggie25
3863 plays
42.
  What's the Correct Answer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is my basic French quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ilovedr, Aug 27 16
Easier
Ilovedr
3344 plays
43.
  Le , La, L' or Les?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know when to use le, la, l' or les? Just read the sentence then choose the right one. 'Le' being masculine singular, 'la' being feminine singular, 'les' being masculine or feminine plural, and "l'" being used
Easier, 10 Qns, boblarry, Jul 12 02
Easier
boblarry
3607 plays
44.
  Vive les H!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Voici un quiz sur le vocabulaire français qui commence par H. Choisissez la meilleure réponse en anglais. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 20 20
Recommended for grades: 12
Average
Bruyere editor
Mar 20 20
2172 plays
45.
  French Colouring    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Open your box of Prismacolors. I present you three drawings. With which crayon will you colour it? Remember, it has to fit ALL three drawings!
Average, 10 Qns, Kabdanis, Feb 20 10
Average
Kabdanis gold member
6244 plays
46.
  Combien Font?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.
Easier, 10 Qns, lanire, Apr 28 02
Easier
lanire
3436 plays
47.
  Jeff's French Colours    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the French names of a couple of items that are a particular colour and you must give me that colour in French. The answers are all masculine singular.
Easier, 10 Qns, jeffcotton, Dec 20 19
Easier
jeffcotton
Dec 20 19
1675 plays
48.
  French Family Members    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz to test how well you know the names of the family members in French. You have to find the correct English equivalents of the French nouns. Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, kalene08, Aug 03 13
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Very Easy
kalene08
4537 plays
49.
  Mixed French    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A mixed quiz entirely in French! For the fluent French speaker, this quiz should be simple. It will compensate for all those what's-the-color-of-the-hair-of-Jennifer-in-season-five quizzes on American sitcoms!
Average, 25 Qns, KABDANIS, Nov 23 21
Average
KABDANIS gold member
Nov 23 21
3951 plays
50.
  Cinquième Jeu de Mots   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's yet another word game for Quizzyland's Francophones. Simply find a word that goes with each clue. There are no accents on any of these answers. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 19 12
Average
Bruyere editor
871 plays
51.
  Deuxième Jeu de Mots   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a French word play game for you, simply fill in the French word that fits in the blank, either a compound word or else a phrase. The word you're looking for has no accents. Example: ____de fleurs, boire un ___ (=bouquet).
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Aug 15 04
Average
Bruyere editor
1840 plays
52.
  French Vocabularyz!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I name a French word, you pick the correct translation... don't worry, it's easy!
Average, 10 Qns, emeraldstar, Mar 29 10
Average
emeraldstar
4984 plays
53.
  Common French Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let us have a quiz on some common French idioms. All you need to do is select the English idiom equivalent to the French one. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Agape2012, Apr 08 13
Average
Agape2012
787 plays
54.
  Parlez-vous l'INGlish?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the use of ING in France to create English-sounding words. Careful though, many are not quite what they seem. Bonne chance, Bruyere.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, May 16 20
Average
Bruyere editor
May 16 20
2771 plays
55.
  Idiotic French Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many French idioms do you know, or can you figure out? Give me the literal meaning.
Average, 10 Qns, monalisa2, Sep 27 19
Average
monalisa2
Sep 27 19
3313 plays
56.
  Subjunctive or Indicative?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The French subjunctive causes many problems for learners of French. I'll give you a sentence and you choose whether the correct choice requires the subjunctive or the indicative.
Average, 10 Qns, barefoot_boy, Jan 06 17
Average
barefoot_boy
1196 plays
57.
  Vive les 'R's!    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Voici un quizz sur les mots qui commencent par R. Bonne chance, de Mme de la Bruyere.
Average, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Jan 16 02
Average
Bruyere editor
2197 plays
58.
  Septième Jeu de Mots    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is yet another French word play game. Simply type in the answer that fits with all the clues given. It may come before or after the word or phrase and does not require accents in French. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 21 12
Average
Bruyere editor
662 plays
59.
  French Anatomy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Really Simple. I give you the French body part(s), you give me the English translation.
Average, 10 Qns, callalily, May 07 13
Average
callalily
5609 plays
60.
  The French Correction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When you're trying to practice a new language, oh what bloopers you can commit! Here are some real-life examples of fractured French. Can you correct them?
Average, 10 Qns, SBH, Apr 29 15
Average
SBH
1090 plays
61.
  Test Your French    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
If you need to know some French or haven't spoken it for a long time, this quiz is for you. Some small expressions and facts you may want to know.
Easier, 5 Qns, dippy_13, Jul 26 19
Easier
dippy_13
Jul 26 19
6338 plays
62.
  Vive les G!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another French vocabulary quiz for you and G is the featured letter of the day! Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Aug 06 22
Average
Bruyere editor
Aug 06 22
1524 plays
63.
  Expressions from Quebec    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The questions are all about expressions that you might hear if you come to my beautiful province.
Average, 10 Qns, catherine4789, Jan 12 24
Average
catherine4789
Jan 12 24
829 plays
64.
  Sixième Jeu de Mots    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's yet another word game for you French speakers at Quizzyland. Simply fill in the blank with a word that goes with all the clues provided. Example: champignons de _____, sous les ponts de _____= Paris. Bonne chance!
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jul 14 03
Average
Bruyere editor
429 plays
65.
  Qui suis-je (Who am I)?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you guess who I'm talking about? These people are very well known and the clues are easy, but sadly for you, I speak French.
Average, 10 Qns, Kabdanis, Oct 04 05
Average
Kabdanis gold member
2044 plays
66.
  How Louisiana French Shaped New Orleans Culture    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz shows how the exciting languages of Cajun French and Louisiana Creole French come in to play in the everyday happenings of lively New Orleans, Louisiana. Hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, undudelike, Dec 27 16
Average
undudelike
266 plays
67.
  The French Connection    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sounds simple, just choose the odd one out. However, the connection may not always be simple!
Average, 10 Qns, pokemonkid3, Jan 08 18
Average
pokemonkid3
Jan 08 18
355 plays
68.
  What's the Right Plural Form?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about plurals of French nouns and adjectives.
Average, 10 Qns, Agape2012, Jun 29 19
Average
Agape2012
Jun 29 19
509 plays
69.
  Beginner's Phrases in French    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
VERY easy questions and answers.
Average, 10 Qns, TelekineticGurl, Apr 03 15
Average
TelekineticGurl
4586 plays
70.
  Huitième jeu de mots    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's yet another word game for the Francophiles and Francophones of Quizzyland. Bon courage. Example: ______de Paris, chercher des _______=champignons (note : there are no accents in any of these answers)
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Feb 18 04
Average
Bruyere editor
459 plays
71.
  Present Tense Verbs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the subject and the verb and you have to tell me which of the options is the correct ending in the present tense.
Average, 10 Qns, Linaw50, Dec 14 10
Average
Linaw50
1810 plays
72.
  French Idioms - C is for Froid    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pierre, your exchange student, has a penchant for using idiomatic French. Even though you studied French in school, you sometimes have trouble understanding him. He agrees to introduce you to an alphabet of idioms, but you have to guess the meanings.
Average, 10 Qns, lingophilia, Sep 03 14
Average
lingophilia
704 plays
73.
  Smell the Café au Lait    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wake up and smell the Café au Lait. Welcome to Montreal! Do you know the correct French word (as used in Quebec) for the following morning meal and/or activities? Good luck and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Mr.Gazoo, Apr 15 13
Average
Mr.Gazoo
1686 plays
74.
  Random French Vocabulary Promenade    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Encore une promenade dans un dictionnaire francais: Bonne chance de Mme de la Bruyere
Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 27 20
Average
Bruyere editor
Jun 27 20
2526 plays
75.
  French Assembling    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Words given are different parts of what? Questions and answers are in French, this weird barbaric language spoken somewhere in Europe, in Africa, and even in Canada!
Average, 10 Qns, Kabdanis, Apr 30 10
Average
Kabdanis gold member
1736 plays
76.
  Musical Instruments in French    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the musical instrument in French, you tell me what it is in English. Most are easy, so some are fill in the blanks.
Average, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Apr 19 18
Average
ladymacb29 editor
Apr 19 18
2032 plays
77.
  Misunderstandings Between French and English    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Native speakers of French often give the meaning they are familiar with to an English 'look-alike'. See if you know these double-faced words. Solutions require completely spelled-out word, not just the filled-in blanks. Don't use any capitals or articles
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 04 23
Average
flem-ish
Jun 04 23
2802 plays
78.
  French Expressions From Quebec    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Do you know French expressions? Not the ones from France, but the ones from Quebec. I give you a couple of expressions and you have to choose the good meaning. I don't want you to translate word by word, but to find what the expression means. Good luck
Average, 5 Qns, Stormy1979, Jun 04 23
Average
Stormy1979
Jun 04 23
1582 plays
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French Language Trivia Questions

1. To find the correct French number, you need to know the value of a loonie plus the value of a toonie.

From Quiz
French Numbers with a Canadian Twist

Answer: Trois

A loonie is worth one dollar and a toonie is worth two dollars so the answer to this is three, translated to French making the answer trois. The loonie and toonie are both coins, replacing the one dollar and two dollar bills. The loonie was introduced in 1987 and the toonie was introduced in 1996. A loonie was placed at centre ice at the E Center Arena in Salt Lake City before the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. This is the arena where the hockey games took place during the Olympics and both the Canadian women's and men's teams went on to win Gold medals. As a result the "lucky loonie" has become part of Canadian folklore and the Royal Canadian Mint has released a commemorative "lucky loonie" for each Winter Olympics since then.

2. What is the correct plural form of the French word "Monsieur"?

From Quiz What's the Right Plural Form?

Answer: Messieurs

Other irregular plurals include "aïeul" (ancestor) - "aïeux"; "bonhomme" (fellow) - "bonshommes"; "ciel" (sky) - "cieux"; "oeil" (eye) - "yeux"; "Madame" (Mrs) - "Mesdames"; "Mademoiselle" (Miss) - "Mesdemoiselles".

3. Whether you're going out to a fine restaurant for dinner or to the drive-through at a fast food place, you may see sandwiches or meat 'au jus'. What does 'au jus' mean?

From Quiz It's A Baguette!

Answer: with juice

'Au jus' are French words that mean 'with juice'. Some places serve meat (usually beef) with a small container of sauce or gravy for you to dip your sandwich or meat in. The 'au jus' is the natural juices from cooking the meat or can be made from dry packaged ingredients or canned broth or very thin gravy.

4. A 'cochon' and a 'flamant' can both be what colour in French?

From Quiz Jeff's French Colours

Answer: Rose

The French 'cochon' and 'flamant' translate to 'pig' and 'flamingo', which are both pink - or "rose" in French.

5. To which type of people did the word "bourgeoisie" originally refer?

From Quiz Pardon My French

Answer: Shopkeepers, Merchants and Traders

This was during the feudal period of the middle ages. Today, however, when the term is applied to anyone, it's considered more of an insult and is used against someone considered to have middle-class values and attitudes.

6. "Bienvenu" in French is a greeting. What would be the translation? (Don't forget we are looking for a literal translation in this quiz.)

From Quiz How do you say that in English?

Answer: Welcome

I highly doubt if 'woohoo' or 'howdy' existed when this word was first being used. In Italian, benvenuto; in German, Willkommen; in Hebrew, Baruch Habba, etc. There is a great song from the movie Cabaret - "Wilkommen, Bienvenu, Welcome...la-di-da"

7. Can you find the English equivalent of this French sentence? "Mais, que fait donc cet éléphant au milieu du salon?"

From Quiz Absurd French 1007

Answer: But, what is that elephant doing in the middle of the living room?

"Donc" is a word that's interjected throughout sentences and which is probably best translated as "therefore: but not used in that way very often. If you see it in this sentence, "je pense donc je suis" you've got the Thinker's famous sentence..."I think therefore I am." But if you hear, "mais qu'est-ce que tu bois Doudou dis donc?" then don't bother with the donc! Beauty salon might be 'salon de coiffure' or a few other terms that are used throughout France. The Salon that I refer to in the false sentences is the literary gathering in the late nineteenth century where authors and others got together and discussed literature or the annual painting exhibition in Paris.

8. What would you be telling your neighbor in this handy sentence? Je vous demande pardon, mais vos oisons sont en train de déraciner mes pétunias. Si cela continue, ils aboutiront dans le foie gras!

From Quiz Absurd French 1002

Answer: I beg your pardon, but your goslings are digging up my petunias. If this keeps up, they'll end up in the goose liver pâté!

Par où commencer? First of all, les oisons are 'goslings'. As you will see in this quiz, I'm using some of the animal baby names that are slightly different from the adult animal. Déraciner is to uproot or pull up by the roots. If someone is 'déraciné' the meaning is clear, uprooted. For our French students, you have perhaps recognized the use of 'etre en train de' or to be doing something. This is the way you indicate the real process of doing something, otherwise, you can always use the present tense which means, 'to do' in general, as well as 'to be doing'. Aboutir is to end up. 'Bout' means end. Le foie gras is the legendary dish of stuffed goose livers. Actually the goslings would not be put into it, as it requires mature geese. It is produced in the Southwest regions of France known for its poultry. The French prize foie gras and indulge in it at holiday meals with excellent wine and reverence for its rich taste.

9. What is the English equivalent of this sentence? Non, non et non! ! Tu as beau être un gorille de cent kilos, mais nous ne servons pas le dîner avant sept heures et demie au plus tôt !!

From Quiz Absurd French 594

Answer: No, no, no! You may be a one hundred kilo gorilla, but we don't serve dinner till seven thirty at the earliest!

'Tu as beau' plus infinitive is a way of saying, you might very well have...You might very well be. Therefore, if you say, 'Tu as beau lui dire non, il veut toujours sortir', No matter if you tell him no, he still wants to go out.' Here's an online translation of it for your amusement: "You have beautiful being a gorilla of one hundred kilos, but we do not serve the dinner before seven hours and half as soon as possible!"

10. Ils veulent que nous __________________________ ici.

From Quiz Subjunctive or Indicative?

Answer: restions

In French, 'vouloir' means to want and since it is a wish, it is followed by the subjunctive.

11. Si les acheteurs de tableaux de Marcel de Simiane savaient qu'il était chimpanzé en réalité, ils seraient outrés.

From Quiz Absurd French 771

Answer: If the purchasers of paintings by Marcel de Simiane knew he was a really a chimpanzee, they'd be appalled.

Un tableau = painting. Chimpanzé is chimpanzee of course. Outré means shocked, appalled.

12. Armand, attention derrière toi, il y a un nounours qui attaque !

From Quiz Absurd French 978

Answer: Armand, watch out behind you, there's a teddy bear attacking!

Un nounours is a teddy bear. A nursemaid or babysitter is often called the nounou for short for nourrice. Originally that was used for a wet-nurse, then when that profession went out of style with bottle feeding, the name was used for the childcare person. Un ours is a bear, and un ours grizzly is a grizzly bear.

13. L'athlète tient le ______ olympique, pour la fête du village ils font une retraite aux ________x dans la rue.

From Quiz Huitième jeu de mots

Answer: flambeau

"Le flambeau" means torch and is also used for village processions with torches or candles, or for safety's sake, lamps with candles in them. I've seen a few flare up however but kids love these things often held on the Fourteenth of July fourteenth. In 2003 a religious procession unfortunately had some burn victims therefore perhaps the use of live flames will be curtailed in some areas.

14. What is the correct ending for 'I play'? (jouer)

From Quiz Present Tense Verbs

Answer: joue

Present tense of 'jouer': Je joue, tu joues, il/elle/on joue, nous jouons, vous jouez, ils/elles jouent.

15. The Harry Potter books have been translated into many languages. What is the title of the first book, in the French translations?

From Quiz Bonjour Harry Potter

Answer: Harry Potter à l'école des Sorciers

It translates as "Harry Potter at Wizard School". Obviously, some of the characters' names have had to be changed, so that speakers of another language can manage to pronounce them, and so that the connotations surrounding certain names were preserved. Harry is still Harry though. The French editions were translated by Jean-François Ménard.

16. Il est au septième ______, ______mon mari!, lever les yeux vers le ______, elle a remué _____et terre pour accomplir la tache, le _____est clair.

From Quiz Septième Jeu de Mots

Answer: ciel

Septième ciel is seventh heaven, Ciel mon mari ! is an exclamation and this is an old joke and title of a book. If you lift your eyes to the heavens or sky, you're imploring a celestial intervention. If you move heaven and earth to get something done, you're really trying hard. By the way, the plural is cieux.

17. Avec tous les si, on mettrait Paris en ________ !, Il prend de la ________, Jolie ______sacrée _____ veux-tu me laisser tranquille?, une bonne _______

From Quiz Sixième Jeu de Mots

Answer: bouteille

"Avec tous les si" etc., is an expression to make someone stop making suppositions, the other expression that is slightly more earthy is: « si si si, si ma tante en avait, elle serait mon oncle». Prendre de la bouteille is to age, you may use it for a person though and it sometimes means experience. "Jolie bouteille sacrée bouteille" is a drinking song, the next verse is, "je veux te quitter, je veux m'en aller, je veux recommencer ma vie."

18. Battre de l'__________, la peur donne des ________s, voler de ses propres ________s, être sous l'______de quelqu'un, _______du moulin

From Quiz Cinquième Jeu de Mots

Answer: aile

Battre de l'aile means to flutter one's wings and fly away, if by extension something of yours is doing it, it's flying away. "Leur couple bat de l'aile" is the equivalent of "their marriage is on the rocks". Fear gives wings, fairly obvious. Voler de ses propres ailes is simply to fly with one's own wings. "Il est sous l'aile de son superviseur" means he's being taken care of by the supervisor, under his wings. L'aile du Moulin is the blade of a windmill or for other devices.

19. _______blanche, ________à puces, _______bancaire,_______de séjour, pan______,___de crédit

From Quiz Quatrième Jeu de Mots

Answer: carte

"Une carte à puces" is a smart card which requires a passcode. "Une carte bancaire", is closer to what Americans would call an ATM card, but which does not give you credit. It's a bit complicated and constantly evolving, yet most French people have the kind of card which instantly debits your account, and the other which gives you a credit. "La carte de séjour" is for foreign residents. "Une pancarte" is a poster or sign. "Donner carte blanche" means you may do as you like with all the resources you require.

20. Comment dit-on, "My name is Chris"?

From Quiz What's the Correct Answer

Answer: Je m'appelle Chris.

"Je m'appelle" means "my name is" so you would fill in the blank normally with your own name to introduce yourself.

21. Ménage à _________, jamais deux sans___________, un restaurant ______étoiles

From Quiz Deuxième Jeu de Mots

Answer: trois

'Le mènage à trois' is a typical feature of a French film, a woman with two love interests, or a husband with two love interests. 'Ménage' means household, housekeeping. 'Un restaurant trois étoiles' is a three star restaurant in the coveted Guide Michelin, unlike a three star hotel which isn't as good as a four star. There are very few of the former in France.

22. Les membres, le tronc et la tête.

From Quiz French Assembling

Answer: un corps humain

Translation: the limbs, the trunk and the head are parts of a human body.

23. Que veut dire "un hameau" en français? What does "un hameau" mean in French?

From Quiz Vive les H!

Answer: A tiny hamlet or village

Sometimes this word is used for a neighborhood that is attached to a city but it doesn't have the same status. A ham hock is "un jambonneau" whereas a roast ham, well, it isn't too popular. "Un hameçon" is a fish hook.

24. Le canard rose nage dans la mare à minuit avec la loutre.

From Quiz Absurd French 148

Answer: The pink duck swims in the pond at midnight with the otter.

La mare is the pond. The badger is "le blaireau". Les otaris or les phoques are seals. Nager is to swim of course, neiger is to snow. La mer is the sea. Noon is midi. This one makes a good code for a secret rendezvous.

25. Voilà ce qui arrive si vous mangez trop de bonbons!

From Quiz Mixed French

Answer: caries

If you eat too much candy you're gonna get caries!

26. Nous __________très heureux d'annoncer la naissance du bébé.

From Quiz Basic French Verb test

Answer: sommes

One slight point in modern spoken French is that you'll hear "on est" for the nous or we. You'll rarely hear the nous conjugated any more in spoken French amongst younger people. In written French you need to conjugate it properly. Another birth announcement might be, "Nous avons le grand plaisir de vous annoncer..."

27. Une grenouille, une feuille, une émeraude:

From Quiz French Colouring

Answer: Vert

A frog, a leaf and an emerald are green.

28. What does "famille" mean in English?

From Quiz French Family Members

Answer: family & a family

It is feminine so should be preceded by an article la or une. My family would be "ma famille".

29. How would you say 'Quelle heure est-il?' in English?

From Quiz Time in French

Answer: What time is it?

It is the most common French expression for it.

30. Je suis venu en train.

From Quiz Questions pour un champion

Answer: Comment es-tu venu au travail ce matin?

The velo, or bike question wouldn't be as logical without a Non to contradict it.

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