Cyrano de Bergerac, Nobel Prize in Literature, Beyoncé… discover the general culture test!

It is under the sun of Guadeloupe that the 30 candidates are preparing for the highly anticipated election of Miss France 2023. If the traditional trip to prepare for the election is an opportunity for the regional Misses to get to know each other and create links, it also allows them to fill up on discoveries. Tuk-tuk, local Creole cooking lessons, traditional dance, visit to the spice market, walks to enjoy the beauty of the island are notably on the program of this stay in the West Indies.

But Wednesday evening, a completely different activity, much more stressful, awaited the candidates. They have indeed worked on the traditional general knowledge test which, if not eliminatory, counts in the final score of the pre-selection jury. What put pressure on young women who wish to succeed Diane Leyre, Miss France 2022. The latter, present during this trip to Guadeloupe, has also played the game and retaken the test this year alongside the regional Misses.

This MCQ with different categories – such as news, people / culture or even logic – was composed of around forty questions. The candidates notably had to translate from English to French a feminist quote from actress Emma Watson before answering, still in the language of Shakespeare, the question “What would you do with the title of Miss France if you are crowned on December 17?”. They were also entitled to 37 multiple-choice questions relating in particular to the name of the new King of England, the winner of the Ballon d’or 2022, the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in literature or the creator of the Fête de la musique. .

As our colleagues from Paris Matchsome Misses have encountered difficulties on certain questions. “I put that the salty pithiviers was a tree”, recognized Miss Normandy when it is a pie. “I hesitated between Annie Ernaux and Marguerite Duras for the Nobel Prize in Literature”said Miss Guadeloupe while Miss Brittany hesitated between Roselyne Bachelot and Jack Lang on the question concerning the Fête de la Musique. “Cyrano de Bergerac, is it Molière?” and “Jacquemus, is that really his name? His name is not Olivier Rousteing ?” also heard our colleagues.

Discover below the questions of the general culture test and the answers:

1. What is the name of the new sovereign of England who succeeds Queen Elizabeth II?

A) William V
B) Carlos III
C) George VIII
D) Harry I

2. What is the name of the Ukrainian president?

A) Igor Stravinsky
B) Vaslav Nijinsky
C) Volodymyr Zelensky
D) Vladimir Putin

3. Which world famous singer released her new album Renaissance in 2022?

A) Lady Gaga
B) Dua Lipa
C) Rihanna
D) Beyonce

4. Which football player was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 2022?

A) Lionel Messi
B) Karim Benzema
C) Cristiano Ronaldo
D) Kylian Mbappe

5. Which nautical sailing race left on November 6, 2022 for Pointe-à-Pitre?

A) The Vendée Globe
B) The Transat Jacques Vabre
C) The Route du Rhum
D) The Jules Verne Trophy

6. Which French woman of letters was named the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022?

A) Virginie Despentes
B) George Sand
C) Annie Ernaux
D) Marguerite Duras

7. The music festival turned 40 this year. To which minister do we owe the development of this celebration?

A) Jack Lang
B) Frederic Mitterrand
C) Roselyne Bachelot
D) Jacques Toubon

8. Where was COP 27 this year and what was it about?

A) In Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, to talk about the environment
B) In Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, to talk about global economic governance
C) In Durban, South Africa, to talk about the environment
D) In ​​Durban, South Africa, to talk about global economic governance

ARTS, CULTURE AND PEOPLE (10 questions, 10 points)

9. What radio station does Diane Leyre co-host the morning show on?

A) Virgin Radio
C) Europe 1

10. Which countries did the last 3 Miss Universe come from?

A) South Africa, Mexico and India
B) Philippines, Colombia and United States
C) United States, India and Venezuela
D) France, Philippines and Poland

11. Which American star does the Netflix film “Blonde” released on September 16, 2022 retrace the life of?

A) Madonna
B) Marilyn Monroe
C) Dolly Parton
D) Paris Hilton

12. Who wrote the play Cyrano de Bergerac?

A) Victor Hugo
B) Moliere
C) Edmond Rostand
D) Alfred de Musset

13. Which fashion designer is used to staging his shows in nature like in a lavender field in 2019, a wheat field in 2020 or in a salt quarry in 2022?

A) Jean-Paul Gaultier
B) Olivier Rousteing
C) Elie Saab
D) Jacquemus

14. What is salted pithiviers?

A) A large vineyard
B) A small salted butter cookie
C) A tree growing in the water of the mangrove
D) A meat pie

15. Which ceremony does not reward films?

A) The Caesars
B) The Grammys
C) The Oscars
D) The Golden Globes

16. Which singer won the Male Artist category at the Victoires de la Musique 2022?

A) Julien Doré
B) Fire! Chatterton
C) Orelsan
D) Myd

17. Who painted the ceiling of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, inaugurated in 1964?

A) Bernard Buffett
B) Edgar Degas
C) Marcel Duchamp
D) Marc Chagall

18. Which American billionaire recently bought the social network Twitter?

A) Donald Trump
B) Jeff Bezos
C) Elon Musk
D) Bill Gates

LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS (5 questions, 5 points)

19. The fictional Miss Beauty organization is holding a beauty pageant in Singapore. Singapore’s time difference is more than 7 hours compared to France. Knowing that a flight between Paris and Singapore lasts 12:50 and that Miss France leaves Paris at 8:20, at what local time does Miss France arrive in Singapore?

A) 04:10
B) 10:10 p.m.
C) 3:20 p.m.
D) 02:30

20. A pair of shoes is on sale at 35%. Its original price is 200€. How much does the pair of shoes cost after discount?

A) 170€
B) 165€
C) 130€
D) 70€

21. What is the formula of the Pythagorean theorem?

A) a^2+b^2=c^2
B) A=πr^2
C) a^n+a^m=a^(m+n)
D) (ab)(a+b)=a^2-b^2

22. Complete the following logical sequence: 73 37 86 68 52

A) 85
B) 75
C) 65
D) 25

23. A random card is drawn from a deck of 52 cards and its value noted. What is the probability that this card is a jack?

A) 1/4
B) 1/13
C) 2/5
D) 2/9

FRENCH (5 questions, 5 points)

24. What does the adjective omnipotent mean?

A) Who knows everything
B) Who owns all the wealth
C) Who is almighty
D) Which is very heavy

25. Conjugate the verbs in the following sentence: “The 30 Misses who have been (verb to elect) in the region are going (verb to travel) from Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre. »

26. Choose the correct grammatical form in the following sentence: “The election takes place (this/se) evening, (this/se) remembers Estelle. She put on (these/her) high-heeled shoes and went to do her/his hair. »

27. Which of the following expressions is an oxymoron?

A) Hearing a deafening silence
B) Having butterflies in your stomach
C) To be dumb as a carp
D) Have eyes bigger than stomach

28. Which of these words exists in the French language?

A) Obsess
B) Omnibulate
C) Ommobilize
D) Omnibuller

GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY (9 questions, 9 points)

29. What are the inhabitants of Châteauroux called?

A) The Castelrouxois
B) The Castelroussins
C) The Chateaurouxois
D) The Chateauroussins

30. What is the name of the volcano in Guadeloupe?

A) Piton de la Fournaise
B) La Soufriere
C) Mount Pelee
D) Mount Rainier

31. When does the Constitution of the Fifth Republic date?

A) 1945
B) 1948
C) 1958
D) 1962

32. Who was Olympe de Gouges?

A) A 19th Century scientist
B) A remote resistant
C) A feminist woman of letters
D) A heroine from Greek mythology

33. Elizabeth Borne is the second woman appointed Prime Minister in France. Who is the only woman to have taken this position before her?

A) Edith Cresson
B) Simone Veil
C) Segolene Royal
D) Marlene Schiappa

34. In what year was the Veil law promulgated ordering the decriminalization of abortion in France?

A) 1945
B) 1958
C) 1975
D) 1982

35. Which of these cities is a capital?

At New York
B) Shanghai
C) Rio de Janeiro
D) New Delhi

36. Which of these countries is not part of the Baltic States?

A) Latvia
B) Lithuania
C) Croatia
D) Estonia

37. Which woman entered the Pantheon in November 2021?

A) Joan of Arc
B) Josephine Baker
C) Marie Curie
D) Edith Piaf

ENGLISH (2 questions, 3 points)

38. Translate the following sentence into French: “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom. It’s about liberation. It’s about equality. (Emma Watson)

39. Answer the following question in English: What would you do with the title of Miss France if you get crowned on December 17th? (2 pts)

Here are the answers :

1.B) Charles III

2.C) Volodymyr Zelensky

3.D) Beyonce

4.B) Karim Benzema

5. C) The Route du Rhum

6. C) Annie Ernaux

7.A) Jack Lang

8. A) In Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, to talk about the environment

9.A) Virgin Radio

10. A) South Africa, Mexico and India

11.B) Marilyn Monroe

12.C) Edmond Rostand

13.D) Jacquemus

14. D) A meat pie

15.B) The Grammy Awards

16.C) Orelsan

17.D) Marc Chagall

18.C) Elon Musk

19.A) 04:10

20.C) 130€

21. A) a^2+b^2=c^2

22.D) 25

23.B) 1/13

24. C) Who is all-powerful

25. The 30 Misses who were elected in the region will travel from Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre.

26. The election takes place tonight, remembers Estelle. She put on her high heels and went to do her hair.

27. A) Hearing a deafening silence

28. A) Obsess

29. B) The Castelroussins

30. B) La Soufriere

31.C) 1958

32. C) A feminist woman of letters

33. A) Edith Cresson

34.C) 1975

35.D) New Delhi

36. C) Croatia

37. B) Josephine Baker

Clara Kolodny


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