How Well Do You Know French Literature?

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What is French literature?

Literature written in French language by citizens of France and other countries

What is the Song of Roland?

The first major work in a series of poems known as 'chansons de geste'

What is the origin of the French language?

It is a Romance language derived from Latin and heavily influenced principally by Celtic and Frankish

When did French literature become a key source of literary themes in the Middle Ages across the continent?

11th century

What happened to French literature in the 14th century?

It was eclipsed in part by vernacular literature in Italy

What happened to French literature in the 17th century?

It became the literary lingua franca and diplomatic language of western Europe

What is the role of literature in French culture?

It is heavily sponsored by the state and literary prizes are major news

What is the significance of the Académie française and the Institut de France?

They are important linguistic and artistic institutions in France

How many French authors have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as of 2022?

15

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Test your knowledge of French literature with this quiz! From classic works by French authors to contemporary novels, this quiz will challenge your understanding of literature written in the French language. Identify famous authors, works, and literary movements in French literature and see how much you know about this rich literary tradition. Whether you're a literature buff or just curious about French culture, this quiz is sure to entertain and educate.

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