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Our latest Italian quiz to test your knowledge of all things Italian….

 

 

ANSWERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. No cheating!

 

Who founded Italy’s capital?

rom

Romulus and Constantine

Augustus and Caesar

Remus and Romulus

Nero and Remus

 

What would you do with a ‘triglia’?

 

Play it

Laugh at it

Eat it

Adopt it

 

What time of day is the ‘passeggiata’?

pass

The morning rush hour

At lunchtime

In the early evening

After dinner on football match nights

 

Who could be described as ‘uomo pipistrelli’?

 

Spiderman

Batman

Superman

Topo gigio

 

Italy borders four countries. What are they?

 

France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium

Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Holland

Austria, Slovenia, Holland and Croatia

France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia

 

Which of the following was not a famous Italian composer?

 

Verdi

Vivaldi

Rossini

Manuel de Falla

 

What ‘zuppe inglese’?

 

A soup made from dead Englishmen

A kind of sherry trifle dessert

A dinner in an Alpine restaurant

A love song by Zuppero Inglesias

 

The Borgia family, a papal dynasty, came from where?

 

Lombardy

Valencia

Venice

Hades

 

Where would you find Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’?

pieta

Rome

Venice

Milan

Florence

 

 

What did Byron call ‘the gladiator’s bloody circus’?

 

The Circus Maximus

The Colosseum

The Field of Mars

The Spartacus ‘ludus’

 

Which of these wines is a rose?

rose

Barbaresco

Pinot grigio

Chiaretto

Est!Est!Est!

 

What are antipasti?

 

People who don’t like pasta

Hors d’oeuvre

Antipathetic people with intense aversions

Small aniseed snacks eaten before drinking pastis

 

Which one of the following is Italian?

 

Caesar’s salad

The Spanish steps

Pizza Express

Pastrami

 

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Answers: Eat it/In the early evening/Batman/France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia/Manuel de Falla/Remus and Romulus/A kind of sherry trifle dessert/Valencia/Rome/The Colosseum/Chiaretto/Hors d’oeuvre/The Spanish steps

 

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