QUIZ: Do you know France well enough to be Miss France?

The Miss France contestants face a general knowledge quiz
Miss France 2019 Vaimalama Chaves, centre, with fellow contestants. Photo: AFP
Did you know that as well as being able to smile nicely and look slinky in a frock, candidates for Miss France also need to take a test on the history and culture of France? See how well you do on these sample questions.

As the long-standing but rather archaic competition sails into another controversy – this time it is being sued in the Labour Court over its selection criteria – we have selected a quick sample from the 40-question test paper that the women had to sit last year.

So test your knowledge and see if you could one day qualify to represent France on the world stage while wearing a swimsuit.

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