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Study Guide Answers

1.     In most towns, how often is the open air market open for business?
     one day each week
2.     The open air market is a commercial and __________________________ event.
     social
3.     On market day, streets are closed to traffic.  True or false?
     true
4.     Merchants go to a different town every day.  True or false?
     true
5.     People go to the market only if the weather is nice.  True or false?
     false
6.     What appeals to the senses of the passerby?
     bright colors and fragrant smells
7.     Sometimes, selling at the open air market is a family business, and even children become involved.  True or false?
     true
8.     What do people exchange at the open air market?
     local news
9.     What has modern transportation made available to the French?
     products from far-off places
10.     Which offers more variety - the local shops or the open air market vendors?
     open air market vendors
11.     What are the popular wooden shoes called?
     sabots
12.     French people love to read and secondhand books are quite popular.  True or false?
     true
13.     Book stalls line what Parisian river?
     the Seine
14.     In what region of France is the growing of flowers important to the local economy?
     the Côte d'Azur
15.     In cities, how often can residents go to an open air market?
     daily
16.     Some city market vendors have permanent, covered areas from which to do business.  True or false?
     true
17.     Who are usually the first customers of the day at city markets?
     restaurant and shop owners
18.     Les Halles was known as _________________________.
     the stomach of Paris
19.     Local festivals are sometimes are held in conjunction with _________________________________.
     holiday markets
20.     What items are sold in the markets of France's overseas départements?
     tropical fruit, native crafts, and colorful clothing
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