A new Summer quiz on all things Italian…..

Try our latest Italy quiz. Answers below but no cheating!

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Who was Fibonacci?

A mathematician

A clothes designer

A famous chef

The inventor of the mobile phone

 

‘Locanda’ is?

A locust

An orator

A lake near the Swiss border

An inn

 

‘Gettoni’ are?

Ice cream cones

Telephone tokens

Good friends

Strips of dried and smoked beef

garibaldi-biscuits

Who was Garibaldi?

A biscuit manufacturer

An Italian nationalist

A hair transplant surgeon

A mafia ‘hit man’

 

Where would you find zabaglione?

In the sea

In a restaurant

In sun-tan lotion

In the most expensive fashion shops

 

Who, in Italy is called ‘dottore’?

A teacher

A mosaic floor designer

A gay hairdresser

Anyone with money to spend

capri

Which Emperor put Capri on the tourist map?

Tiberius

Nero

Caligula

Caprianus

 

‘Trippe alla fiorentina’ is?

An hallucinogenic experience

A dish of intestines and tomato

A visit to Florence

A perfume by Dior

tom

Tomatoes originally came from?

Rome

Venice

Genoa

Naples

norm

Most castles in Sicily were built by?

English Crusaders

Norman French

Danish Vikings

Islamic Saracens

assis

With which town is Saint Francis associated?

Assizes

Assinine

Assegai

Assisi

 

How did Hannibal enter Italy?

By private Lear jet

With his elephants

With a forged passport

Driving a Hamil car

 

Who fed the babies, Romulus and Remus?

Bob Geldorf

Oxfam

A wolf

The Oracle of Delphi

 

Who wrote the opera ‘La Boheme’?

Puccini

Verdi

Rossini

Pastrami

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Answers: A mathematician/An inn/Telephone tokens/An Italian nationalist/In a restaurant/Anyone with money to spend/Tiberius/A dish of intestines and tomato/ A dish of intestines and tomato/Naples/Norman French/Assisi/With his elephants/A wolf/Verdi

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

 

A new, lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of Italy and all things Italian. Answers at the bottom, no cheating!

 

Within Italy, there are two independent states. One is the Vatican City, home of the Pope. Which is the second?

 

Corsica

San Marino

Sicily

Sardinia

 

There are many islands in the Mediterranean. The second largest is Italian. Which island is it?

 

Rhodes

Cyprus

Sicily

Crete

maggiore

Lake Lugano is partly in Italy and partly in Switzerland. Which other lake does Italy share with Switzerland?

 

Maggiore

Como

Geneva

Orta

 

The long mountain range running north-south through Italy?

 

Apennines

Pyrenees

Alps

Sierra Nevada

 

A beautiful square in Rome?

 

Navarra

Navona

Napoli

Nevada

 

The location of Julia’s balcony (as in Shakespeare)?

 

Bologna

Verona

Florence

Venice

 

Which of these countries does not share a border with Italy?

 

Germany

France

Switzerland

Austria

1967-Fiat-500F-Cinquecento

Where is the Fiat car factory located?

 

Milan

Turin

Palermo

Cinquecento

man

 

Which of the following is a town in Cinque Terre?

 

Sorrento

Rimini

Nastro Azzurro

Manarola

 

Beautiful Bellagio is located on which lake?

 

Geneva

Maggiore

Como

Garda

 

Italians usually eat their pasta……?

 

in a postribolo

al dente

carbonara

with a sharp knife

th

‘Lavori in corso’ refers to?

 

a beautiful woman in a silk corset

road works

public toilets

spiced beef in lavori panini

 

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Answers:

SanMarino/Sicily/Maggiore/Apennines/Navona/Verona/Germany/Turin/Manarola/Como/al dente/road works

 

Italy food and drink. A lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of this beautiful country’s gastronomy…….

 

What is ‘panna cotta’?

 

a) a deep pan pizza invented by Pizza Hut, Italia S.a.

b) malted wholemeal bread

c) cooked cream

d) pasta with cottage cheese and rocket

risotto

Which of these is a type of rice?

 

a) arborio

b) rizzi

c) farfalle

d) garganelli

 

Which of these is a vegetable?

 

a) cannellini

b) canditi

c) colifiori

d) cappriccio

 

 

Where does chianti come from?

 

a) Superiore

b) Toscana

c) Reggio Chiantini Rosso, Sicily

d) between Secco and Asti spumante

 

What is the famous dessert from Sicily called?

 

a) canneloni

b) canoli

c) canola

d) candelabra

 

What alcoholic drink is a translation of ‘witch’?

 

A) morticia

b) grappa

c) strega

d) amaretti

milk

What is Mozzarella cheese made from?

 

a) ewe’s milk

b) buffalo’s milk

c) goat’s milk

d) milk of human kindness

Casu-Marzu

What is the name of the Sardinian cheese crawling with maggots?

 

a) dragoncello

b) azzuro grigetti

c) casu marzu

d) maggerotti

 

An ‘osteria’ is a what?

 

a) an oyster/seafood bar

b) a wine bar with food

c) a McDonald’s in Ostia serving ‘ostra panini’

d) a hostel without restaurant

 

What is the name for ‘bolognese’ sauce in Bologna?

 

a) bolognese

b) ragu

c) sugo bollicine

d) pomodoro con carne

zab

UK Queen Elizabeth’s favourite dessert?

 

a) zuccine

b) zafferano

c) zabaglione

d) zuccero

 

Tiramisu was invented when?

 

a) 1780’s

b) 1920’s

c) 1870’s

d) 1960’s

 

 

 

Answers:

(no cheating now….)

cookedcream/arborio/cannellini/Toscana/canoli/strega/buffalo’s milk/casu marzu/a wine bar with food/ragu/zabaglione/1960’s

 

 

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