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Question 1: To the west is the ________ and, to the east, the Rue de l’Amiral de Coligney (its most architecturally famous façade, created by Claude Perrault) and the Place du Louvre.
Louvre PalaceTuileries PalaceAndré Le NôtrePavillon de Flore

Question 2: The Louvre gets its name from a ________ word leovar or leower, signifying a fortified place, according to the French historian Henri Sauval.
SaxonsGermanic peoplesLombardsFranks

Question 3: The ground-level entrance to this complex was situated in the centre of the Cour Napoléon and is crowned by the prominent steel-and-glass pyramid (1989) designed by the American architect ________.
Louvre PalacePhilip JohnsonLouvre Abu DhabiI. M. Pei

Question 4: The Old Louvre occupies the site of the 12th-century fortress of King ________, also called the Louvre.
John II of FranceHenry VI of EnglandCharles V of FrancePhilip II of France

Question 5: The Louvre was renovated frequently through the ________.
Late Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 6: [1] Louis XIII (1610–1643) completed the wing now called the Denon Wing, which had been started by ________ in 1560.
Catherine de' Medici's building projectsMarie de' MediciCatherine de' Medici's court festivalsCatherine de' Medici

Question 7: Perrault had translated the Roman architect ________ into French.
Classical antiquityVitruviusRoman technologyDe architectura

Question 8: Between the Pavillon Sully and the Pavillon de Beauvais is the Aile Lemercier ("Lemercier Wing"): built in 1639 by ________ and Richelieu, it is a symmetrical extension of Lescot's wing in the same Renaissance style.
House of BourbonLouis XIV of FranceHenry IV of FranceLouis XIII of France

Question 9: In 1564 Catherine de' Medici directed the building of a château to the west called the ________, facing the Louvre and the surrounding gardens.
Louvre PalaceAndré Le NôtreTuileries PalacePavillon de Flore

Question 10: In 1659, Louis XIV instigated a phase of construction under architects Le Vau and André Le Nôtre, and painter ________.
Savonnerie manufactorySimon VouetNicolas PoussinCharles Le Brun


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