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Study Guide Answers

1.     What is the name of the river that divides Paris in half?
     The Seine
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 _________________ ________________.
     Right Bank/ Left Bank
3.     What is the French term for a sightseeing boat that slowly cruises up and down the Seine River?
     bateau mouche
4.     Many _______________ adorn the Notre Dame Cathedral and funnel rain water from the roof.
     gargoyles
5.     Which king had the Sainte Chapelle built, and why?
     Louis IX, to house the Crown of Thorns
6.     Who was Charlemagne?
     Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
7.     Where was Marie-Antoinette imprisoned?
     the Conciergerie
8.     Which is the oldest of Paris's bridges?
     the Pont Neuf
9.     What feature was added to the Louvre in the 1980s? It serves as an ___________________.
     a glass pyramid/ entrance
10.     Where was the guillotine erected during the French Revolution?
     tile works
11.     Where was the guillotine erected during the French Revolution?
     on the Place de la Concorde
12.     What country gave the Obelisk of Luxor to France?
     Egypt
13.     At what monument do twelve avenues converge in a traffic circle?
     Arc de Triomphe
14.     Why is there an eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe?
     to honor the Unknown Soldier who is buried there
15.     Which building has its escalator on its exterior and amusing fountains in its courtyard?
     the Pompidou Center
16.     When you visit the Catacombs, what do you see?
     human skeletons
17.     The Latin Quarter is the location of the ________________, where all classes used to be taught in _________________.
     Sorbonne ( Université de Paris ) / Latin
18.     What famous person's tomb is in Les Invalides?
     Napoleon
19.     What was the Musée d'Orsay before it was a museum?
     a train station
20.     Where can you see " The Thinker"?
     at the Musée Rodin
21.     What is on top of the Eiffel Tower?
     television transmitters
22.     What is La Défense?
     a neighborhood with modern architecture
23.     Where can you go to learn about science and technology?
     the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
24.     When is the French national holiday?
     July 14th
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