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Study Guide Questions

1.     What is the name of the river that divides Paris in half?
2.     The part of Paris that is north of the river is known as the _______________ _________________ and the part that is located south of the river is the _________________ ________________.
3.     What is the French term for a sightseeing boat that slowly cruises up and down the Seine River?
4.     Many _______________ adorn the Notre Dame Cathedral and funnel rain water from the roof.
5.     Which king had the Sainte Chapelle built, and why?
6.     Who was Charlemagne?
7.     Where was Marie-Antoinette imprisoned?
8.     Which is the oldest of Paris's bridges?
9.     What feature was added to the Louvre in the 1980s? It serves as an ___________________.
10.     Where was the guillotine erected during the French Revolution?
11.     Where was the guillotine erected during the French Revolution?
12.     What country gave the Obelisk of Luxor to France?
13.     At what monument do twelve avenues converge in a traffic circle?
14.     Why is there an eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe?
15.     Which building has its escalator on its exterior and amusing fountains in its courtyard?
16.     When you visit the Catacombs, what do you see?
17.     The Latin Quarter is the location of the ________________, where all classes used to be taught in _________________.
18.     What famous person's tomb is in Les Invalides?
19.     What was the Musée d'Orsay before it was a museum?
20.     Where can you see " The Thinker"?
21.     What is on top of the Eiffel Tower?
22.     What is La Défense?
23.     Where can you go to learn about science and technology?
24.     When is the French national holiday?
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