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Prostitution in France: Quiz


Question 1: Paintings and drawings of scenes in these brothels were produced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ________ and Pablo Picasso, among others.
Edgar DegasImpressionismClaude MonetPierre-Auguste Renoir

Question 2: Legal brothels (then known as "maisons de tolérance" or "maisons closes") started to appear in ________ and in other cities and became highly popular throughout the century.
ParisMarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersailles

Question 3: [8] The brothels flourished during this time, and ________ visited Le Chabanais, as is related in the 2009 two-volume book 1940-1945 Années Erotiques by Patrick Buisson.
Heinrich HimmlerKarl DönitzHermann GöringWerner von Blomberg

Question 4: During the World War II German occupation of France, twenty top Paris brothels, including le Chabanais, le Sphinx and le One Two Two, were reserved by the ________ for German officers and collaborating Frenchmen.
Eastern Front (World War II)WehrmachtAlbert KesselringAdolf Hitler

Question 5: Passive solicitation was outlawed in 2003 as part of a package of law-and-order measures by then interior minister, ________.
Jacques ChiracNicolas SarkozySilvio BerlusconiAngela Merkel

Question 6: The appearance of ________ had stigmatized these houses at the end of the 16th century, but their continued existence was confirmed by King Henry IV.
Herpes simplexErythema chronicum migransSyphilisMolluscum contagiosum

Question 7: In ________ prostitution (the exchange of sexual services for money) is not illegal, but several surrounding activities are.
FranceUnited KingdomCanadaItaly

Question 8: [9] The 2003 ________ documentary Storyville - Paris Brothel describes the maisons closes.

Question 9: The Musée de l'Erotisme in ________ devotes one floor to the maisons closes.
Évry, EssonneVersaillesMarseilleParis

Question 10: Escort services, where one hires a woman for "entertainment" or companionship - followed by sex - exist in France, but remain quite rare compared to ________.
South AmericaAmericasNorth AmericaAmericas (terminology)

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