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The Louvre Quiz
by Staff
The Louvre is arguably the most famous museum in the world. How much do you know about the home of the "Mona Lisa"? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Where is the Louvre?

  • London
  • Berlin
  • Paris

Where exactly in Paris is the Louvre?

  • Right Bank
  • Left Bank

What was the original purpose of the Louvre building?

  • castle
  • cathedral
  • fortress

Francis I had a close relationship with this artist.

  • Donatello
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo

Which king basically abandoned the Louvre in favor of the newly constructed palace at Versailles?

  • Louis XIV
  • Louis XVI
  • Charles III

When did the Louvre open to the public?

  • 1709
  • 1757
  • 1793

What's the official name of the "Mona Lisa"?

  • <i>&quot;La Gioconda&quot;</i>
  • <i>&quot;Nessuna della Sopracciglia&quot;</i>
  • <i>&quot;Misteriosa Donna&quot;</>i

When Napoleon came to power, the Louvre's name changed to …

  • la Musee Napoleon
  • la Grande Musee de Paris
  • la Musee de la Republique

What did Napoleon do with the "Mona Lisa"?

  • hid her in the basement of the Louvre
  • put her in his bedroom
  • gave her back to the Italians

How many stolen/seized works of art did France return after Napoleon fell from power?

  • 500
  • 5,000
  • 50,000

Who stole the "Mona Lisa" in 1911?

  • a Louvre employee
  • the Mafia
  • a Russian immigrant

For how long was it gone?

  • a few days
  • seven months
  • two years

About how many people visit the Louvre every year?

  • 6 million
  • 9 million
  • 12 million

And that places the Louvre ____ on the list of most-visited museums in the world.

  • first
  • third
  • fifth

What percentage of Louvre visitors are from France?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 65 percent

How much does it cost to get into the Louvre?

  • nothing
  • $16
  • $'27

How many people work at the Louvre?

  • 500
  • 2,000
  • 5,000

What's the newest department at the Louvre?

  • Near Eastern antiquities
  • decorative arts
  • Islamic art

Is the Louvre the biggest museum in the world?

  • yes
  • no

How many works of art does the Louvre own?

  • 210,000
  • 380,000
  • 540,000

How long would it take you to see every work of art in the Louvre if you looked at each one for 30 seconds?

  • 10 days
  • 100 days
  • 1,000 days

To which country did the Louvre loan the "Mona Lisa" for its first foreign tour?

  • United States
  • Italy
  • Great Britain

How big is the "Mona Lisa"?

  • 21-by-30 inches (53-by-76 centimeters)
  • 25-by-41 inches
  • 31-by-53 inches

What fraction of the paintings in the Louvre are by French artists?

  • one-third
  • two-thirds
  • four-fifths

What's the Louvre's square footage in acres?

  • 7 acres (3 hectares)
  • 15 acres
  • 22 acres

What shape is the (formerly) controversial addition to the Louvre that was completed in 1989?

  • sphere
  • cube
  • pyramid

Where's the second Louvre?

  • Singapore
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What's the most famous sculpture on display at the Louvre?

  • the Thinker
  • David
  • Venus de Milo

Why did the Louvre shut down briefly in spring 2013?

  • pickpockets
  • electrical storm
  • terrorist threat

Why did the Louvre shut down briefly in spring 2016?

  • power outage
  • floods
  • bomb scare