Saturday, March 25, 2006

French Quiz No. 3

Have a go at French Quiz No. 3. It's a multi-choice quiz with questions to test your knowledge of France, just for fun.

You'll be asked for your e-mail, but you can make one up such as: headscratcher@stumped.org

Leave a note of your score in the comments, then we can see how badly you all did...

And if you missed the earlier quizzes give French Quiz No. 1 and French Quiz No. 2 a go as well.

7 comments:

Jonathan said...

Vicky, my wife, got 40/100.

Andrea said...

that makes me feel better cause I only got two right and both of them have to do with the recent news. blaaa

Jonathan said...

Andrea - not bad. That's better than last time, isn't it? ;-)

Lesley said...

Well, I didn't do very well either but Jonathan surely bouquiniste is derived from bouquin (book) which in turn is derived from the Dutch "boek" although I agree it would have been nice to think it was derived from bouc (billy goat). And you don't have to be good at maths to get into all of the Grandes Ecoles, eg. the ENS. And cricket isn't the same as a criquet. And the CPE isn't a short term contract (that's a CDD) it's a 2 yr contract that can be ended at any moment without the employer having to give any reason whatsoever. Sorry, I'll shut up now. Nobody likes a smart alec.

Jonathan said...

Ah Lesley, I see you're a bit piqued ;-)

Everyman Guide to Paris: "The word used to describe secondhand-book sellers (bouquinistes) dates from the 18th Century and is derived from bouc (foul odor); it refers to the musty smell of leather and paper that emanated from their stalls or from the Dutch word boekin (small book)."

So if you chose 'book', I'll let you have ten more points. Sorry.

Grandes Ecoles: I'm not an expert on Grandes Ecoles but I was talking to someone the other day who went to one and he characterised them to me in this way. However, if you chose "big school", sorry, you can't have any more points... in fact, you'll have to deduct ten.

I didn't say that a cricket was a 'criquet'. Cricket in my dictionary translates as grillon.

For me, two years with no notice is a short term contract, but I take your point.

So we'll bump you up from 50 to a score of 60 - which puts you neck and neck with Lydia, my nine year old daughter.

I think she was guessing...

Lesley said...

I should get out more.

Jonathan said...

You and me both. :-)