The 33 contestants vying to be Miss France 2015, and eventually Miss World, have all had to take the test, the first time an intellectual element has been included in the proceedings.
Organizers want to make sure the competition which takes place on December 6th and will be broadcast live on TV in France is not just about how good the women look in swimwear.
Former winner Sylvie Tellier, now director general of Miss France said: "Miss France is a reflection of the French people. She will be invited to a lot of television shows and it would not serve us well if we elected someone who does not at least know what's going on around her."
The quiz features questions on fashion, sport, and film and also includes an English test, with the contestants asked to write about their most embarrassing moment of their lives en anglais.
Top of the class in the quiz was Miss Île-de-France, 23-year-old law student Margaux Savarit.
We've picked 15 of the questions featured in the quiz so you can test yourself on whether you have what it takes to be Miss France 2015.
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Here's the full quiz below, featuring the 40 questions:
History and geography
Which year did the Berlin Wall come down?
Name the three main rivers in Metropolitan France?
This year was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but what is D-Day called in France?
What is the capital of the Dominican Republic?
Who is the current Minister of Justice?
In which year does François Hollande's five-year presidency end?
In which country did the Arab Spring begin in 2010?
Which political party does the current US president belong to?
Current affairs and economics
What do the initials BCE (ECB) stand for?
How many administrative regions does France have in 2014, including overseas departments and regions?
In which year was Facebook floated on the stock market?
Why has Rosetta been in the news?
Which high street label have both Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Wang collaborated with?
Who is the latest Chanel No 5 muse?
Who is Candice Swanepoel?
Name two brands owned by luxury brand conglomerate LVMH?
Who is Conchita Wurst?
Who performs the song La Bohème?
Which American pop star released an album posthumously in the summer of 2014?
Who wrote the anthem of food distribution charity Restos du Coeur?
Cinema and television
Who is the female star of Luc Besson's movie Lucy?
What is the name of the quiz presented by Jean-Luc Reichmann on TF1 at midday?
Apart from Jean-Pierre Foucault, host of Miss France, can you name three other presenters on TF1?
Which French film was seen by more than 10 million people in the cinema this year?
What nationality is the author of the Harry Potter books?
Who wrote the book Merci pour ce Moment (Thank You for this Moment)?
Which famous character was created by Agatha Christie?
Of these three works, which was not written by Emile Zola? L'assommoir (The Drinking Den), Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) or L'Éducation Sentimentale (Sentimental Education)?
Which country's team knocked France out of the World Cup in Brazil this summer?
In which country were the 2014 Winter Olympics held?
Which club has Tony Parker recently bought?
Which swimmer won four gold medals at the last European Championships?
Maths and logic
If you are travelling at 80km per hour, how long does it take you to cover 60km?
The “product” is the result of which calculation?
What is a third of 12 squared?
How many minutes is 12,000 seconds?
What nationality was the last winner of Miss World?
What is the name of the organisation created by Miss France 2014 Flora Coquerel?
Who was the honorary president of the Miss France ceremony in December 2013?
What is the full name of Miss France 2009?
The contestants were also tested on their English skills, by having to describe the most embarrassing moment of their lives in five lines.
By Lindsey Johnstone