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Miss France 2014 taking the test (©TF1)

Is your general knowledge good enough to be a Miss? Take the test and find out.

By Marie Decreme

Being Miss France is not only about having a nicest smile and have the most perfect body. The thirty-three candidates who take part in the contest are also judged on their general knowledge. The candidates have to answer forty questions on different subjects and are then marked out of 20; the results of the test all Miss France contestants take helps the jury determine who of the twelve finalists are still in the competition.

What about you, will you do better than Margaux Savarit, Miss Ile-de-France, did this year? She achieved a near perfect score with 19.5 out of 20 (Le Figaro). It is now your turn; here are the questions. And try not to cheat! (Click in the link down the page to check your answers).

1. In what year did the Berlin Wall finally come down?

2. Name three of the main rivers in France (main land).

3. This year, the 70th anniversary of D-Day was celebrated. What is D-Day?

4. Which is the capital of the Dominican Republic?

5. Who is the current French Home Secretary?

6. In which year is François Hollande’s mandate coming to an end?

7. In which country did the Arab Spring begin in 2010?

8. Which political party does the current US President belong to?

9. What does ECB stand for?

10. How many administrative regions does France have in 2014, including overseas departments and regions?

11. In which year was Facebook floated?

12. Why was Rosetta recently in the news?

13. Both the couturiers Karl Lagarfield and Alexander Wang have collaborated with a ready-to-wear brand. Which one?

14. Who is the latest Chanel No 5 muse?

15. Who is Candice Swanepoel?

16. Name two brands owned by LVMH.

17. Who is Conchita Wurst?

18. Who performs a song called La Bohème?

19. Which American pop star released a posthumous album before the summer of 2014?

20. Who wrote the anthem for Restos du Coeur (a food distribution charity)?

21. Who is the female star in Luc Besson's movie, Lucy?

22. What is the name of the lunchtime quiz presented by Jean-Luc Reichmann on the French channel TF1?

23. Can you name three TF1 presenters other than Jean-Pierre Foucault who is hosting the Miss France contest?

24. Which French film was seen by more than 10 million people in the cinema this year?

25. What is the nationality of the author of the Harry Potter books?

26. Who wrote the book Thank You for this Moment (Merci pour ce Moment)?

27. Which famous character was created by Agatha Christie?

28. Which of these three books was not written by Emile Zola? The Drinking Den (L'assommoir), The Ladies' Delight (Au Bonheur des Dames), or Sentimental Education (L'Éducation Sentimentale)?

29. Which country knocked France out of the World Cup in Brazil this summer?

30. In which country were the last Winter Olympics held?

31. Which club was recently bought by Tony Parker?

32. Which swimmer won four gold medals at the last European Championship?

33. If you are travelling at 80km per hour, how long does it take you to cover 60km?

34. The “product” is the result of which calculation?

35. What is a third of 12 squared?

36. How many minutes is 12,000 seconds?

37. What was the nationality of Miss World 2014?

38. What is the name of the charity created by Flora Coquerel, Miss France 2014?

39. Who was the honorary president of the Miss France ceremony in December 2013?

40. What is the full name of Miss France 2009?

Click here to see the answers, and leave a comment with your score!

The test ! (©TF1)


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