French Culture, Nature, History, and Space
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Do you know a lot about France and its culture? How about nature and space? If so, then this quiz is for you! Today’s quiz includes questions on all of these topics, so be prepared to show off your knowledge. Good luck!

Round 1 – History

  1. In the 1600s, Inigo Jones wrote that this monument was not the work of early Britons, but was possibly built by the Romans as temple.
  2. This Chinese dynasty, which lasted for 790 years, was the longest of all the Chinese dynasties and had a population of about 38 million people.
  3. Five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, this agreement ended World War I between Germany and the Allies.
  4. What was the intellectual and philosophical awakening centered Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, when new ideas of happiness, reason, and tolerance sprung to life.
  5. In 1823 the United Kingdom establish the first legislative body in this far-flung colony.

Some more about History:

History is full of interesting facts, stimulating stories, and fascinating characters. Europe is a great place to start if you’re looking to learn more about history. After all, it was the birthplace of the Western civilization. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire, there’s no shortage of exciting tales to be told. And don’t forget about the European Renaissance, a period of time when some of the most brilliant minds in history flourished.

Round 2 – Nature

  1. What country, along with Iceland, Greenland, New Zealand, and the Antarctic continent, has no native snake population?
  2. This word for densely, tangled forests is derived from the Sanskrit word jaṅgala, which means rough and arid.
  3. These funnel-shaped clouds that can occur over the ocean are far less deadly than their land-based forms.
  4. This intense carnivore, has black skin that is obscured by tranlucent hair that reflects the light around them.
  5. This buzzing insect has a lifespan of 1 to 6 months and does not reproduce.

Some more about Nature:

Old growth forests are amazing things. They’re huge, they’re old, and they’re full of trees. But there’s more to them than that. Old growth forests are also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, many of which can only be found in these ancient ecosystems. Old growth forests are also important for the health of the planet. They help to regulate the global climate, store vast amounts of carbon, and provide a critical habitat for countless species. In short, old growth forests are an essential part of the natural world, and we should do everything we can to protect them.

Round 3 – Random

  1. This US president presided over the Great Depression and Prohibition, and was firmly against government intervention to help lift the poor economic conditions of the time.
  2. This performance art requires up to 3 pairs of shoes per week for performers, sometimes driving the costs over $100K dollars per year.
  3. This natural disaster was the most destructive in the history of the United States at the time, with 70,000 km2 of the nation affected over the course of several months in early 1927
  4. What is the name for this divide between Marshall Meadows Bay on the east coast and the Solway Firth in the west coast.
  5. This empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in the eastern regions, with its capital city being Constantinople.

Round 4 – France

  1. With over 1200 varietes, it is no wonder the French people consume nearly 30 kg each, per year.
  2. Mis-attributed to France, these fast food staples were actually introduced by french-speaking Belgians.
  3. First raced in 1903, this legendary event awards the leader a yellow jersey after each of the 21 stages.
  4. Known for more than 300 historically significant castles, this 800 square kilometer French region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  5. First ruled by Italy in 1285, then often neglected in the 19th century, this Mediterranean island is one of the 18 regions of France.

Some more about France:

Food has always been an important part of French culture. In fact, the very first recorded recipes date back to the reign of Louis XIV in the 17th century. But it was during the 19th century that French cuisine truly came into its own. This was the era of famous chefs like Auguste Escoffier, who helped to codify the rules of haute cuisine. It was also during this time that many classic French dishes were invented, such as Beef Bourguignon and Coq au Vin. Today, French cuisine is as popular as ever, with food lovers from all over the world flocking to Paris in search of the perfect meal. And with a new generation of chefs reinventing traditional dishes for a modern palate, it’s clear that the history of France is still being written one bite at a time.

Round 5 – Space

  1. This enormous feature of Jupiter was, at one time, three times the width of Earth, but has now been observed to be shrinking.
  2. This planet’s thick atmosphere traps greenhouse gases which contributes to extreme surface temperatures that can exceed 450 degrees C.
  3. When viewed through a telescope, objects that pass in front of one of these incredibly dense celestial, bodies appear to freeze and remained fixed forever.
  4. Discovered on Europa, Io, and Titan, these have been observed to spew ice and frozen vapor instead of lava.
  5. Ceres, Pluto, and Eris are three examples of these diminutive bodies that also orbit Sol.

Some more about Space:

Dwarf planets are defined by astronomers as bodies massive enough to be shaped by gravity into a round or nearly round shape, but they don’t have enough of their own gravitational muscle to clear their path of other objects as they orbit the Sun. In our solar system, dwarf planets are mostly found in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune; Pluto is the best-known example. But the largest object in the asteroid belt is the dwarf planet Ceres. Like Pluto, Ceres shows signs of active geology, including ice volcanoes.

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