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Study Guide Questions

1.     What is the subway system of Paris called?
2.     When was the subway system of Paris created?
3.     Of what is the Eiffel Tower constructed?
4.     When was the Eiffel Tower built, and for what reason?
5.     Who commissioned the building of the Arc de Triomphe?
6.     What does the Arc de Triomphe commemorate?
7.     Where is France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located?
8.     What is sometimes called "the most beautiful avenue in the world"?
9.     On what island is the Conciergerie located?
10.     What was the first palace of the kings of France?
11.     Why was les Invalides built?
12.     Where do the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte lie?
13.     What is the river that divides Paris in half?
14.     Paris is divided into the _______________ Bank and the _______________ Bank.
15.     The sightseeing boats of Paris are called what?
16.     What bridge was inaugurated during the World Exposition of 1900?
17.     How many museums are in Paris?
18.     The Louvre has been a museum since what year?
19.     What is the Louvre's most famous painting?
20.     An architect of what nationality designed the glass pyramids at the Louvre?
21.     Where are many of Rodin's most famous works of art found?
22.     When did the Picasso Museum open?
23.     Why is the Centre Georges Pompidou a controversial building?
24.     Before the Musée d'Orsay was a museum, what was it?
25.     Why are many buildings in Paris dedicated to government?
26.     What is the name of Paris's cathedral?
27.     What function do gargoyles serve?
28.     Where can you see the graves of many famous people?
29.     What kind of vendor sells old books, posters, and post cards from a green stall along the Seine?
30.     Paris's modern business district is called what?
31.     On what square was the guillotine erected during the French Revolution?
32.     What well-known park near the University of Paris is popular with students?
33.     The Zoo de Vincennes is known by what other name?
34.     Restaurant menus are always posted outside restaurants in France. True or false?
35.     What is the name of Paris's old opera house?
36.     What is the Géode?
37.     What magnificent palace built by Louis XIV is just southwest of Paris?
38.     What place near Paris focuses on horses?
39.     What world-famous amusement park lies east of Paris?
40.     What French comic strip character has a theme park?
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