Désolée (Sorry)! You could brush up on your knowledge a bit more.

Portrait of Voltaire, Musée Carnavalet, Paris

Voltaire (smiley guy shown above) applauds your efforts. But he also suggests that you head to the nearest dusty, magnificent library in Paris and improve your French history chops.

(See the full answers to the quiz here, or scroll down to try again).

In your pursuit of further knowledge, though, do avoid drinking the amount of coffee he apparently did. 40 cups a day isn’t a good look on most of us. Nor is 18 hours of manic reading and writing.

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Why not try taking the quiz again and see if you can crack a higher number of notable quotes and quips?

You may also be interested in taking this quiz to test whether your personality is more suited to the right bank or left bank of Paris.

Quiz: What Notable French Person Said It?

(Start by clicking on the "Next" button at bottom right)