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Aristide Briand: Quiz


Question 1: He was born in ________, Loire-Atlantique of a bourgeois family.

Question 2: Briand is noted as among the first to propose a union of European nations, in a speech in favor of a European Union in the ________ on 8 September 1929, and in 1930, who wrote his "Memorandum on the Organization of a Regime of European Federal Union" for the Government of France.
United Nations Trusteeship CouncilParis Peace Conference, 1919League of NationsUnited Nations Day

Question 3: A 1927 proposal by Briand and ________ Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg for a universal pact outlawing war led the following year to the Pact of Paris, aka the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
AlaskaPhilippinesCanadaUnited States

Question 4: ________ - Minister of Public Works, Posts, and Telegraphs
Adolphe ThiersAlexandre MillerandRaymond PoincaréGaston Doumergue

Question 5: His tenure was not particularly successful, and he resigned in March 1917 as a result of disagreements over the prospective Nivelle Offensive, to be succeeded by ________.
Gaston DoumergueRaymond PoincaréAlexandre RibotAristide Briand

Question 6: [1] He studied law, and soon went into politics, associating himself with the most advanced movements, writing articles for the ________ journal Le Peuple, and directing the Lanterne for some time.
Noam ChomskyAnarchismHenry David ThoreauIndividualist anarchism

Question 7: He attended the Nantes Lycée, where, in 1877, he developed a close friendship with ________.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaJules VerneThe Begum's FortuneThe Mysterious Island

Question 8: In the wake of the ________, however, Briand's more conciliatory style became more acceptable, and he returned to the Quai d'Orsay in 1925, remaining foreign minister until his death in 1932.
World War I reparationsOccupation of the RuhrWeimar RepublicRhenish Republic

Question 9: From that time, Briand was one of the leaders of the ________.
François MitterrandFrench Communist PartyNational Front (France)Socialist Party (France)

Question 10: From the beginning of his career in the Chamber of Deputies, Briand was occupied with the question of the ________.
SecularismSeparation of church and stateBiblical canonCriticism of Islam


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