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Hôtel de Ville, Paris: Quiz


Question 1: Building work was not finished until 1628 during the reign of ________.
Henry IV of FranceLouis XIII of FranceLouis XIV of FranceHouse of Bourbon

Question 2: In 1533, King Francis I decided to endow the city with a city hall which would be worthy of Paris, then the largest city of Europe and ________.
ChristendomChristianity by countryEast–West SchismChristianity

Question 3: Reconstruction of the hall lasted from 1873 through 1892 and was directed by ________ Théodore Ballu and Édouard Deperthes following an architectural contest.
ArchitectDesign-bid-buildArchitectural engineeringCivil engineering

Question 4: Marcel came to a sticky end, lynched in 1358 by an ________ after trying to assert the city's powers a little too energetically.

Question 5: The nearby Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) is a ________ named after the Hôtel de Ville.
ParisLondonDepartment storeMoscow

Question 6: The sculptors included prominent academicians like Ernest-Eugène Hiolle and Henri Chapu, but easily the most famous was ________.
The Kiss (Rodin sculpture)SculptureVictoria and Albert MuseumAuguste Rodin

Question 7: On 30 October 1870, revolutionaries broke into the building and captured the ________, while making repeated demands for the establishment of a communard government.
Franco-Prussian WarGovernment of National DefenseAdolphe ThiersFrench Third Republic

Question 8: Ballu also built the Church of La Trinité in the IXe arrondissement and the belfry of the town hall of the Ier arrondissement, opposite the ________'s east facade.
LouvreTuileries PalaceLouvre PalacePavillon de Flore

Question 9: During the ________, the building played a key role in several political events.
Otto von BismarckFranco-Prussian WarAlsace-LorraineGerman Empire

Question 10: The House of Pillars was torn down and Boccador, steeped in the spirit of the ________, drew up the plans of a building which was at the same time tall, spacious, full of light and refined.
Italian RenaissanceBaroqueRenaissanceWestern art history


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