French Food Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words covered on the page about French Food in our Vocabulary section.

1. A typical French breakfast includes light, flaky rolls called

baguettes
crêpes
croissants
a) baguettes b) crêpes c) croissants

2. A small French restaurant serving affordable home-style meals is

a bistro
a pâtisserie
a buffet
a) a bistro b) a pâtisserie c) a buffet

3. Restaurants that serve "haute cuisine" are usually

cheap
expensive
informal
a) cheap b) expensive c) informal

4. "I'll have the French _______ soup, please."

fries
onion
bread
a) fries b) onion c) bread

5. Which is a savoury paste made from finely-minced meat or fish?

pâté
foie gras
daube
a) pâté, b) foie gras c) daube

6. What will you get if you order a plate of "escargot"?

spiders
snails
worms
a) spiders b) snails c) worms

7. "Coq au vin" means "chicken in _______".

wine
vinegar
vine leaves
a) wine b) vinegar c) vine leaves

8. Which egg-based dish puffs up and gets taller while being cooked?

soufflé
quiche
mousse
a) soufflé b) quiche c) mousse

9. Which is a salad dressing made by mixing oil and vinegar with herbs and spices?

vol-au-vent
hollandaise sauce
vinaigrette
a) vol-au-vent b) hollandaise sauce c) vinaigrette

10. What are the tube-shaped French pastries with cream inside and chocolate on top called?

éclairs
ratatouilles
crêpes
a) éclairs b) ratatouilles c) crêpes

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