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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Colonnes d'eau, Parc André Citroën, (1992) 15th arrondissement
  The "'Theatre d'eau" from the 1931 Colonial Exposition presented a performance of dancing water, changing shape and color. It was the ancestor of the modern musical fountain.
  Fontaine de la Turlure, Parc de la Turlure, 18th arrondissement (1988)

Question 2: Dedicated to ________ (1769-1832), the naturalist, pioneer of paleontology and comparative anatomy.
MammalCharles DarwinDinosaurGeorges Cuvier

Question 3: Mark's in ________, brought to Paris as a war trophy by Napoleon in 1797.

Question 4: The most spectacular fountain in the exhibit was a crystal fountain, 7.3 meters high, with two vasques 3.1 meters in diameter, made by the firm of ________.
BaccaratJames BondCasino Royale (2006 film)Casino Royale (1967 film)

Question 5: Fontaine de la Pyramide, Cour Napoleon I of the Louvre, (1988), ________, architect.
I. M. PeiLouvre PalacePhilip JohnsonLouvre Abu Dhabi

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Fontaine de l'Observatoire, (1867-1874), Jardin du Luxembourg, Gabriel Davioud, architect.
  Fontaine du Palmier, Place du Châtelet, (1st arrond.) (1806-1808.), honoring Napoleon's victories. François-Jean Bralle, architect.
  Fountain in the Place des Vosges, (4th arr.), The original fountain by Pierre Simon Girard in the Place des Vosges was replaced in 1830 by four fountains, designed by Jean-François-Julien Ménager.
  Fontaine de la Port Dorée, Place Edouard-Renard, 12th Arr. (1935.) Louis Madeleine, architect, Leon Drivier, sculptor.

Question 7: The building of fountains also depended upon the law of ________; until the introduction of mechanical pumps, the source of the water had to be higher than the fountain for the water to flow.
General relativityGravitationIntroduction to general relativityEquivalence principle

Question 8: This fountain depicting ________, with water pouring from the beak of the swan, was made by sculptor Achille Valois.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci's personal lifeLeda and the SwanThe Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci)

Question 9: It is ornamented with a bas-relief by sculptor Pierre Beauvallet of ________, god of war, and Hygieia, goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation, placed together because the statue was near the military hospital.
Water on MarsPhobos (moon)Deimos (moon)Mars

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Cascade, Parc André Citroen, (1992)
  Fontaine Saint-Michel, Place Saint-Michel, (1858-1860), Gabriel Davioud, architect.
  The water cannon at the 1937 exposition. In the background is the pavilon of Nazi Germany.
  Fontaine de l'Observatoire, (1867-1874), Jardin du Luxembourg, Gabriel Davioud, architect.


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