What is the French Academy? - History & Role in Language Development


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The French Academy has jurisdiction over what?

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1. When was the French Academy founded?

2. The founding of the French Academy was MOST directly linked to the advent of what across Europe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will bring to light what you know about the history of the French Academy and its ongoing role. Topics include the jurisdiction of the French Academy and the century when it was first established.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering multiple-choice questions on the following:

  • The French Academy's founding and its association with changes across Europe
  • A modern threat to the purity of French
  • The number of official languages in France

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the French Academy and its role in the country's history
  • Making connections - use your understanding of when the French Academy was established and how it's connected to the changes in European society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the French Academy's jurisdiction and the current threat to the purity of French

Additional Learning

More information on this institution is available from the lesson titled What is the French Academy? - History & Role in Language Development. These key subjects will be addressed:

  • Importance of French to the country's national identity
  • French statesman Cardinal de Richelieu's council of learned men
  • Why this council had the nickname les immortels
  • Role of the French Academy in the country's independence