Bonjour, mes amis, et bienvenue à Paris! In the following 39 trivia Paris quiz questions and answers, we’ll be testing your knowledge on the capital city of France.
Paris Quiz Questions and Answers
1 The region of France that Paris is in is…
C. Midi-Pyrénées Region
2 The official motto of Paris, written in French, is…
A Fluctuat nec mergitur
B Il est agité par les vagues, et ne sombre pas
C Niteris incassum navem submergere Petri
3 The rugby union club, ________, is based in Paris.
A Lyon OU
B AS Béziers Hérault
C Stade Français
4 When was the Eiffel Tower constructed?
5 The Notre Dame Cathedral was completed in…
B the 14th century
C the 1760s
6 The structure that sits in front of the Louvre Museum is…
A a pyramid
B a cruciform
C a statue
7 Paris was originally known as…
8 Saint Denis, a Christian bishop, was decapitated on…
9 Moliere opened the _________ in 1643.
A Illustre Theatre
B Palais Garnier
C Odeon Theatre
10 The 1789 Women’s March on Versailles occured to protest the price of….
11 The names of how many scientists were engraved into the Eiffel Tower?
12 The treaty that ended WWI was signed in…
13 The official currency of France is the…
14 The Parisii were a _______ tribe that founded the city of Paris.
15 When was the Bastille Prison demolished?
16 The Musée Picasso was opened in…
17 The Mona Lisa is in display at…
A Musée d’Orsay
B Louvre Museum
C Musée Picasso
18 Which museum in Paris also serves as a doll hospital?
A Hameau de la Reine
B Musée Lambinet
C Musée de la Poupee
19 What can be found on top of the Eiffel Tower?
A a restaurant
B a champagne bar
C a gift shop
20 What is the maximum sway of the Eiffel Tower?
A around 5 centimeters
B around 5 inches
C around 5 feet
21 Since ______, boats were offered to tourists through the sewers of Paris.
22 What is NOT one thing that Emmanuel Bruneseau found while mapping the sewers of Paris?
A the skeleton of an orangutan
B a cellphone
C lost jewels
23 How many avenues radiate around the Arc de Triomphe?
24 The Arc de Triomphe is dedicated to…
A those who died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
B the famous artists that lived in Paris
C the president of France
25 Oscar Wilde’s tomb in Paris has a sculpture of…
A a person with wings
B a quill
C a book
26 Napoleon Bonaparte is entombed in…
A Arc de Triomphe
B Les Invalides
C Trocadéro Gardens
27 The city of Paris is exclusively twinned with which other city?
28 Postal codes in the city of Paris range from _______ to _______.
29 The birth name of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was…
A Bonickhausen dit Eiffel
B Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
C Jean-René Bönickhausen
30 Jim Morrison is buried in…
A Père Lachaise
31 King Louis XVI was decapitated in…
A Place de l’Étoile
B Palais de la Découverte
C Place de la Concorde
32 The Hotel des Invalides was built as…
A a hotel for nobles
B the palace for the king
C a home for soldiers wounded in battle.
33 The painting, “Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1,” is in display at the…
A Musée d’Orsay
B Musée du Quai Branly
C Musée de l’Orangerie
34 The Sacre Coeur, situated in Paris, is…
A. A Roman Catholic church
B. One of Napoleon Bonaparte’s many palaces
C. The country’s leading hospital and trauma center
35 Around how many steps do you need to climb to reach the top of the Notre Dame tower?
36 Which of the following is a nickname of Paris?
A. The City of Music
B. The City of Architecture
C. The City of Light
37 What is the largest international airport in Paris, France?
A. Paris–Charles de Gaulle
C. Paris du Nord
38 Which museum in Paris has the largest collection of contemporary and modern art in Europe?
A. Musée d’Orsay
B. Pompidou Centre Musée National d’Art Moderne
C. Louvre Museum
39 Which of the following United Nations organizations is headquartered in Paris?
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