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?
Where exactly in Paris is the Louvre?
What was the original purpose of the Louvre building?
Francis I had a close relationship with this artist.
- Leonardo da Vinci
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?
What's the official name of the "Mona Lisa"?
- <i>"La Gioconda"</i>
- <i>"Nessuna della Sopracciglia"</i>
- <i>"Misteriosa Donna"</>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?
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.
What percentage of Louvre visitors are from France?
- 10 percent
- 25 percent
- 65 percent
How much does it cost to get into the Louvre?
How many people work at the Louvre?
What's the newest department at the Louvre?
- Near Eastern antiquities
- decorative arts
- Islamic art
Is the Louvre the biggest museum in the world?
How many works of art does the Louvre own?
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
- 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?
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?
Where's the second Louvre?
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What's the most famous sculpture on display at the Louvre?
- the Thinker
- Venus de Milo
Why did the Louvre shut down briefly in spring 2013?
- electrical storm
- terrorist threat
Why did the Louvre shut down briefly in spring 2016?
- power outage
- bomb scare