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Académie française: Quiz


Question 1: The Académie was officially established in 1635 by ________,[1] the chief minister to King Louis XIII.
Armand Marc, comte de MontmorinCardinal RichelieuÉtienne François, duc de ChoiseulFrançois Guizot

Question 2: Svenska Akademien (Swedish: the Swedish Academy; modeled after the French Academy; awards the ________)
Nobel Prize controversiesNobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize in ChemistryFrédéric Mistral

Question 3: (There was a controversy about the candidacy of Paul Morand, whom ________ opposed in 1958.
François MitterrandGeorge MarshallCharles de GaulleHarry S. Truman

Question 4: The ________ is the "protector" or patron of the Académie.
President of RomaniaPresident of FrancePresident of PolandNicolas Sarkozy

Question 5: ________, as First Consul, decided to restore the former académies, but only as "classes" or divisions of the Institut de France.
French DirectoryFirst French EmpireNapoleon INapoleonic Wars

Question 6: From 1672 to 1805, the official meetings of the Académie were held at the ________; since 1805, the Académie française has met at the Collège des Quatre Nations (now known as the Palais de l'Institut).
Louvre PalacePavillon de FloreTuileries PalaceLouvre

Question 7: Suppressed in 1793 during the ________, it was restored in 1803[1] by Napoleon Bonaparte.
National Constituent AssemblyFrench RevolutionNational ConventionFrench Directory

Question 8: ________ originally fulfilled this role; upon his death in 1642, Pierre Séguier, the Chancellor of France, succeeded him.
Armand Marc, comte de MontmorinÉtienne François, duc de ChoiseulCardinal RichelieuFrançois Guizot

Question 9: There have been a total of 719 immortels,[2] of whom six have been women (the first woman, ________, was elected in 1980 — besides the six elected women, 14 women were candidates, the first one in 1874).
Victor CherbuliezMarguerite YourcenarJacques de SerisayJean-Denis Bredin

Question 10: ________ refused to be received because he feared that he might be received by his enemy, Raymond Poincaré.
Aristide BriandGeorges ClemenceauJules Armand DufaureFrançois Guizot


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