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Quiz about Enjoy Your Trip to Paris
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Enjoy Your Trip to Paris Trivia Quiz


What do you know about romantic Paris?

A multiple-choice quiz by Elanor. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Elanor
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
89,741
Updated
Sep 12 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
9 / 15
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Question 1 of 15
1. So you're off to beautiful, romantic Paris. Which airport are you most likely to fly to? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Next thing to do is get your foreign currency. In France, which of these should you ask for? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Ok, so you've arrived safely, you've got some money, now you need to head to your hotel. How will you recognise a Parisian taxi? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. You probably want to do some major sightseeing while you're there. You decide to head out to the Eiffel Tower first. Where will you find it? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. You would like to see the Bastille Prison, where famous scenes of the Revolution took place. Where do you go? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Which of these treasures can you *NOT* see at the Louvre Museum? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. You decide to wander off and explore, and you end up in a very wide street, with several lanes of traffic, wide pavements, lines of trees, and lots of shops. At one end of the street you can see a large, open square with an obelisk, and at the other end you can see a large marble arch in the centre of a roundabout. Where are you?

Answer: (two words, either with or without hyphen. Do not put accents.)
Question 8 of 15
8. A little known gem amongst the many fascinating places in Paris, is the Cluny Museum. Here you can see the stunning medieval work of art known as "The Lady and the Unicorn". What is this? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. You find yourself at the top of a hill, with fantastic views over the city. There are narrow, steep streets leading downhill, many with steps, and behind you is a huge, white building with several domes. What is this building called? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Can you identify this particular area of Paris? It was once the haunt of artists, and is the location of theatres including the Moulin Rouge, the Moulin de la Galette, and the Chat Noir. It is the highest land in the city, and commands spectacular panoramic views over the rest of Paris.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 11 of 15
11. The Louvre Museum was once a royal palace, and now houses some of the world's greatest treasures. What type of structures were constructed in the main central courtyard in the 1980s?

Answer: (One word starts with p)
Question 12 of 15
12. This centre houses galleries and a huge library. It is distinctive because all the pipes and cables are on the outside of the building. Which French president gave his name to this building? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. You may not think of a cemetery as a top destination on your romantic vacation, but Paris has some fascinating and beautiful graveyards. This particular one was the site of a major Communard uprising in 1871; 147 rebels were shot and executed at the back of the cemetery, and buried where they fell. This is also where you will find the graves of Jim Morrison, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Isadora Duncan and Edith Piaf. Where is this? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. This department store is a Parisian classic. It is named after a statue which features on the nearby Pont Neuf, and now occupies four buildings. What is its name? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. If you were in Paris in the summer of 2002, what special (temporary) feature could you have enjoyed on the banks of the River Seine? Hint



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1. So you're off to beautiful, romantic Paris. Which airport are you most likely to fly to?

Answer: Charles de Gaulle

John Lennon Airport is the new name for Liverpool Airport. Paris is also served by Orly Airport, but Charles de Gaulle (also known as Roissy) is more popular. 71 million passengers travel through every year.
2. Next thing to do is get your foreign currency. In France, which of these should you ask for?

Answer: Euros

The French franc ceased to be legal tender on January 1st 2002, and was replaced by the euro. Incidentally, how many of your computers have the Euro sign? It's like a capital C with two short horizontal lines through it.
3. Ok, so you've arrived safely, you've got some money, now you need to head to your hotel. How will you recognise a Parisian taxi?

Answer: They all have a roof sign saying 'Taxi Parisien'

You had better have nerves of steel! Be prepared to be driven very quickly, without much attention to such things as traffic lights or pedestrians. It's all part of the fun though.
4. You probably want to do some major sightseeing while you're there. You decide to head out to the Eiffel Tower first. Where will you find it?

Answer: To the South-West of the city, on the Left Bank

For the best views of the Eiffel Tower, head to the other side of the river Seine, and take photos from the Trocadero Gardens, while you admire the teenagers skateboarding and rollerblading there. If you feel like seeing the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, be prepared for the 1652 steps! (or take the lift!)
5. You would like to see the Bastille Prison, where famous scenes of the Revolution took place. Where do you go?

Answer: Nowhere - they demolished it

You can still see the square where the Bastille once stood, but the actual prison was demolished in July 1789. It was on the right bank of the River, near the Faubourg St Antoine.
6. Which of these treasures can you *NOT* see at the Louvre Museum?

Answer: Michaelangelo's David

David is in the Academia in Florence. There will be lots of tourists trying to get a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, but she is worth a look. There are also many other wonderful works of art on display, including my favourite, the "Raft of the Wreck of the Medusa" by Gericault, a wonderful painting.
7. You decide to wander off and explore, and you end up in a very wide street, with several lanes of traffic, wide pavements, lines of trees, and lots of shops. At one end of the street you can see a large, open square with an obelisk, and at the other end you can see a large marble arch in the centre of a roundabout. Where are you?

Answer: Champs Elysees

The arch is of course the famous Arc de Triomphe, completed in 1836. It is in the centre of a circle, from which 12 wide avenues radiate outwards. The other end of the Champs Elysees is the lovely Place de la Concorde. This was once the Place de la Revolution, where Louis XVI, Robespierre, Danton, Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday and over a thousand others were executed by guillotine, but it is now a beautiful square.
8. A little known gem amongst the many fascinating places in Paris, is the Cluny Museum. Here you can see the stunning medieval work of art known as "The Lady and the Unicorn". What is this?

Answer: a tapestry

In fact, "The Lady and the Unicorn" is a sequence of six huge tapestries, that have been beautifully preserved. They were woven in Flanders around 1500. You will not regret a visit to Cluny; as well as the tapestries you can see ancient Roman baths, medieval illuminated manuscripts and other art from the Middle Ages.

Incidentally, look very carefully at the Gryffindor common room in the Harry Potter films - they have the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry there! (Or perhaps a copy...)
9. You find yourself at the top of a hill, with fantastic views over the city. There are narrow, steep streets leading downhill, many with steps, and behind you is a huge, white building with several domes. What is this building called?

Answer: Sacre-Coeur

The Sacre-Coeur basilica looks rather like an elaborate wedding cake! It was begun in 1876, completed in 1914 and consecrated in 1919.
10. Can you identify this particular area of Paris? It was once the haunt of artists, and is the location of theatres including the Moulin Rouge, the Moulin de la Galette, and the Chat Noir. It is the highest land in the city, and commands spectacular panoramic views over the rest of Paris.

Answer: Montmartre

Literally the name Montmartre means 'martyr's mound'. St Denis was supposedly tortured and decapitated in the centre of Paris, and then picked up his bloody head, and walked to the spot now known as St. Denis.
11. The Louvre Museum was once a royal palace, and now houses some of the world's greatest treasures. What type of structures were constructed in the main central courtyard in the 1980s?

Answer: pyramid

The main glass pyramid serves as an entrance to the museum. When it first opened, it faced criticism, but most people now acknowledge that it is an interesting contrast to the classical beauty of the original buildings.
12. This centre houses galleries and a huge library. It is distinctive because all the pipes and cables are on the outside of the building. Which French president gave his name to this building?

Answer: Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou was built in the 1970s. It is a strange and fascinating site. In the square in front of the centre you will find street performers, tacky tourist souvenir stalls and pickpockets.
13. You may not think of a cemetery as a top destination on your romantic vacation, but Paris has some fascinating and beautiful graveyards. This particular one was the site of a major Communard uprising in 1871; 147 rebels were shot and executed at the back of the cemetery, and buried where they fell. This is also where you will find the graves of Jim Morrison, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Isadora Duncan and Edith Piaf. Where is this?

Answer: Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

It is a fascinating place, with huge stone tombs and over 1 million graves, including those of Chopin, Molière, Proust, Modigliani and Balzac. Just be careful to be out well before closing time, or you may be face being locked in overnight!
14. This department store is a Parisian classic. It is named after a statue which features on the nearby Pont Neuf, and now occupies four buildings. What is its name?

Answer: Samaritaine

The Pont Neuf is in two sections, linking the Left and Right Banks, via the Ile de la Cité. There is a pump under one of the arches, used to provide water to the Louvre until 1813, and this is decorated with a figure of a woman of Samaria giving water to Jesus.

She became known as La Samaritaine, and gave her name to the store. For one of the best views of Paris, go to the roof terrace on top of Samaritaine Building 2.
15. If you were in Paris in the summer of 2002, what special (temporary) feature could you have enjoyed on the banks of the River Seine?

Answer: beach

Paris did have a large ferris wheel, but it was not on the banks of the river, and it had been in place since 1999. For one month only, between July and August 2002, a 3km sandy beach was created on the banks of the Seine. It didn't stretch quite to the water, which is just as well, as nobody would want to swim in the Seine! Still, you could build a sandcastle and sunbathe under the palm trees, while gazing at the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful buildings of wonderful Paris.
Source: Author Elanor

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