The Economy

Vive la France!

How much do you know about one of the euro zone's leading economies?
CFO StaffJuly 16, 2015

15Jul_Quiz_p48July 14 marks Bastille Day in France, a national holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. In the 226 years since, France has become one of the world’s major economic powers. Test your knowledge of modern-day France by taking our quiz:

1. What is the population of France?
A. 56 million
B. 66 million
C. 76 million
D. 86 million

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2. Rank of France in the euro zone, by GDP:
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

3. Rank of France in the euro zone, by labor productivity:
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

4. France’s GDP growth rate in Q1 2015 was:
A. -0.2%
B. 0.3%
C. 0.6%
D. 1.1%

5. The unemployment rate in Q1 2015 was:
A. 8.5%
B. 9.4%
C. 10.3%
D. 12%

6. What is the corporate tax rate in France?
A. 27.5%
B. 30.0%
C. 33.3%
D. 39.1%

7. Rank France’s five largest (by sales) public nonfinancial companies in descending order:
A. Carrefour (food retail)
B. Airbus Group (aerospace & defense)
C. GDF Suez (electric utilities)
D. Total (oil & gas)
E. EDF (electric utilities)

8. In January, the average price of a McDonald’s Big Mac in the U.S. was $4.79. The average price of a Big Mac in France was:
A. $4.25
B. $4.52
C. $4.79
D. $4.97

9. Who is the president of France?
A. Nicolas Sarkozy
B. Manuel Valls
C. François Hollande
D. David Cameron

Sources: Trading Economics, Forbes, The Economist

Answers: 1–B; 2–B; 3–A; 4–C; 5–C; 6–C; 7–D, A, C, E, B; 8–B; 9–C