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Question 1: The museum was formally founded on 10 June 1793, during the ________.
National Constituent AssemblyFrench RevolutionNational ConventionFrench Directory

Question 2: The story opens with a 136 million year old ________ egg hatching, and a live pterodactyl escaping through the gallery glass roof, wreaking havoc and killing people in Paris.

Question 3: It continued to flourish during the 19th century, and, particularly under the direction of chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul, became a rival to the ________ in scientific research.
University of HeidelbergMedieval universityUniversity of ParisUniversity of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Question 4: Its origins lie, however, in the Jardin royal des plantes médicinales (Royal Medicinal Plant Garden) created by King Louis XIII in 1635, which was directed and run by the royal ________.
PediatricsMedical schoolPhysicianMedicine

Question 5: The museum includes sites throughout France, including the original location at the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of ________ (métro Place Monge).
VersaillesÉvry, EssonneParisMarseille

Question 6: It publishes Adansonia, a botanical periodical, and journals on the ________ of New Caledonia, Madagascar and Comores, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Cameroon, and Gabon.

Question 7: The galleries there include the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, and the famous Grand Gallery of ________ (Grande Galerie de l'évolution).
Introduction to evolutionEvolutionPopulation geneticsNatural selection

Question 8: For example, during the period that Henri Becquerel held the chair for Applied Physics at the Muséum (1892-1908) he discovered the radiation properties of ________.

Question 9: The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) is the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, ________.
ItalyCanadaUnited KingdomFrance

Question 10: Incorporated as the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in 1793, opening in 1794 with, as one of its foundation professors, eminent evolutionary pioneer ________.
Jean-Baptiste LamarckNatural selectionAdaptationCharles Darwin

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