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May 1968 in France: Quiz


Question 1: There was, however, a strong strain of ________, particularly in the students at Nanterre.
Noam ChomskyHenry David ThoreauIndividualist anarchismAnarchism

Question 2: ________'s 1977 film A Grin Without a Cat[8] is a three-hour-long film documentary portraying the history behind the social unrests of the sixties.
Hiroshima Mon AmourAlain ResnaisJean-Luc GodardChris Marker

Question 3: Students at the Sorbonne University in ________ met on 3 May to protest against the closure and the threatened expulsion of several students at Nanterre.
MarseilleParisVersaillesÉvry, Essonne

Question 4: Allegations were made that the police had participated, through agents provocateurs, in the riots, by burning cars and throwing ________ [3].
Suomi KP/-31Molotov cocktailWorld War IIMosin–Nagant

Question 5: The prolonged strike involved eleven million workers for two weeks in a row,[1] and its impact was such that it almost caused the collapse of the government of President ________.
Charles de GaulleGeorge MarshallHarry S. TrumanFrançois Mitterrand

Question 6: ________'s 1973 film The Society of the Spectacle dealt with the motivations around the events of May 1968.
MarxismAntonio NegriSocialisme ou BarbarieGuy Debord

Question 7: The ________ and the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité responded with brutal repression starting around 10 p.m.
National GendarmeriePrefecture of PoliceNational Police (France)Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion

Question 8: ________'s 2003 film The Dreamers is about three young students and their experiences in May 1968, although it features the events mainly as a backdrop and not predominantly within the primary plot.
1900 (film)Bernardo BertolucciThe Conformist (film)Before the Revolution

Question 9: [2] The movement contrasted with the labor unions and the ________ (Parti Communiste Français, PCF), which started to side with the de Gaulle government in the goal of containing the revolt.
French Communist PartyPortuguese Communist PartySocialist Party (France)French presidential election, 2007

Question 10: On ________, there were resurgent street demonstrations in the Latin Quarter, led by leftist students wearing red arm-bands and anarchist students wearing black arm-bands.
French RevolutionBastille Day Military ParadeBastille DayFrance


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