PARIS QUIZ: ANSWERS ROUND 1
1 What is the tallest building in Paris? 1 POINT
The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris (324 m)
2 In which French Region is located Paris? 1 POINT
Region of Ile-de-France
3 What was the original function of the Louvre, before becoming a National Museum? 1 POINT
The Louvre was a Royal Palace, the residence of the Kings of France
4 If you are in the Quartier Latin, you are in Paris Left Bank or in Paris Right Bank? 1 POINT
Left Bank. In Paris, you will often hear about Paris Rive Gauche (Paris’ Left Bank) and Paris Rive Droite (Paris’ Right Bank): when facing downstream, the northern bank is to the right, and the southern bank is to the left.
5 What is Paris’ motto? 2 POINTS
Fluctuat nec mergitur. This is a Latin phrase meaning “Tossed but not sunk”.
6 Give us the name of 3 palaces in Paris, home of Kings and Queens 1 POINT
Louvre, Conciergerie, Tuileries, Luxembourg
7 What is the oldest public park (or garden) in Paris? 1 POINT
8 Where did King Louis XVI die? 1 POINT
Place de la Concorde, under the guillotine!
9 Who designed the Eiffel Tower? 1 POINT
10 Who is the Saint-Patron of Paris? 1 POINT
SCORE ROUND 1: __ out of 11 POINTS
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