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Trivia Quiz - Charles de Gaulle - Father of Modern France

Charles de Gaulle was one of the giants of the 20th Century leading France through World War II and then through the turbulent 1960s. Take this trivia quiz about the life, career and political stances of Charles de Gaulle.

Quiz Number: 3939
Date Submitted: May 20, 2011
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, French History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 50.3 percent
Times Taken: 116 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Charles AJ de Gaulle

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1. General Charles de Gaulle developed an early passion for the army. In which field did he specialize?
  A.   commando squadrons
  B.   artillery
  C.   mobile armoured command
  D.   parachute command

2. Charles de Gaulle fled occupied France during World War II, spending much of the war in which two countries?
  A.   Switzerland and Morocco
  B.   USA and Switzerland
  C.   Britain and Algeria
  D.   Algeria and USSR

3. In 1946, de Gaulle founded which political party?
  A.   Rally of the People of France (RPF)
  B.   Liberty, Equality Fraternity (LEF)
  C.   Sons and Daughters of France (AFF)
  D.   The New French Army (NFA)

4. Charles de Gaulle was a controversial leader. How many documented assassination attempts did he survive?
  A.   10
  B.   17
  C.   31
  D.   43

5. Which French colony was granted independence by Charles de Gaulle's government in 1962?
  A.   Vietnam
  B.   New Caledonia
  C.   Morocco
  D.   Algeria

6. Charles de Gaulle was quoted as saying of France, "How can you expect to govern a country that has 246 kinds of ____________"?
  A.   cheese
  B.   champagne
  C.   local government
  D.   baguette

7. What award did Charles de Gaulle win in 1958?
  A.   Nobel Peace Prize
  B.   Time Magazine's Man of the Year
  C.   American Congressional Medal of Honor
  D.   Pulitzer Prize for his wartime memoirs

8. Which of the following was not one of Charles de Gaulle's initiatives during his term as French President
  A.   Recognition of the People's Republic of China
  B.   Support for a free Quebec
  C.   Intervention in the Vietnam War
  D.   Development of nuclear weapons for France

9. Upon his retirement, what financial arrangements had Charles de Gaulle made for himself and his family?
  A.   He became one of the first international celebrity speakers
  B.   One of his last acts as president was to deem himself a generous pension
  C.   He lived simply on a colonel's army pension
  D.   He became a director of Air France

10. Charles de Gaulle died a few days short of his 80th birthday. What was different about his funeral?
  A.   He left orders not to have one
  B.   There were no heads of state present
  C.   He was buried at sea
  D.   His ashes were interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier®   

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