Culture Quiz

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 25

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

Below 15 questions based on the five "Fact Files". Choose the best answer based on the readings studied in class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Standard" Italian originates from the:
    • A. 

      Florentine dialect

    • B. 

      Tuscan dialect

    • C. 

      Roman dialect

    • D. 

      Italian dialect

  • 2. 
    Italiese is:
    • A. 

      A name for Italian food

    • B. 

      A mix of Italian and English

    • C. 

      An Italian musical term

    • D. 

      A culinary term

  • 3. 
    Andrea and Nicola are examples of:
    • A. 

      Girls names

    • B. 

      Boys names

    • C. 

      Both boy and girls names

    • D. 

      Popular Italian names

  • 4. 
    In Italy, a cappuccino is ordered:
    • A. 

      At breakfast

    • B. 

      After dinner

    • C. 

      Whenever you want

    • D. 

      On cold days

  • 5. 
    Coffee was imported to Venice from Arabia in the:
    • A. 

      1600's

    • B. 

      1700's

    • C. 

      1800's

    • D. 

      1900's

  • 6. 
    The name cappuccino comes from:
    • A. 

      The colour of the robes worn by the Capuchin monks

    • B. 

      The colour of a "cappotto"

    • C. 

      The colour of "cappuccio"

    • D. 

      The colour of coffee

  • 7. 
    Pizza originated from:
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Naples

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Rome

  • 8. 
    La Pizza Margherita has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. These ingredients represent:
    • A. 

      Italy's national foods

    • B. 

      Colours of the Italian Flag

    • C. 

      Colours of the Italian Anthem

    • D. 

      The pizza

  • 9. 
    La cena is:
    • A. 

      Breakfast

    • B. 

      Brunch

    • C. 

      Lunch

    • D. 

      Dinner

  • 10. 
    La prima colazione is:
    • A. 

      Breakfast

    • B. 

      Brunch

    • C. 

      Lunch

    • D. 

      Dinner

  • 11. 
    Il Pranzo is:
    • A. 

      Breakfast

    • B. 

      Brunch

    • C. 

      Lunch

    • D. 

      Dinner

  • 12. 
    "Cin Cin" is the Italian phrase used for:
    • A. 

      Ringing the doorbell

    • B. 

      Playing cards

    • C. 

      Drinking a toast

    • D. 

      Buon appetit

  • 13. 
    The sound of the /ci/ in the words"Cin Cin" is the same sound found in the words (circle all that apply):
    • A. 

      Cena

    • B. 

      Cane

    • C. 

      Sci

    • D. 

      Cinema

  • 14. 
    Onomastico is:
    • A. 

      Italian for "masticating"

    • B. 

      Saint's name day

    • C. 

      Your birthday

    • D. 

      Italian for "masculine"

  • 15. 
    Colloquial means:
    • A. 

      Cool words

    • B. 

      Informal language

    • C. 

      Formal language

    • D. 

      Swear words

  • 16. 
    Wine was introduced to Italy from:
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Middle East

    • D. 

      China

  • 17. 
    Italian's personal space is:
    • A. 

      About an arms length or closer

    • B. 

      About two arms length

    • C. 

      Non existent

    • D. 

      Far away

  • 18. 
    A typical Pranzo consists of:
    • A. 

      A sandwich, fruit and drink

    • B. 

      A pizza, snacks and a drink (usually beer)

    • C. 

      Leftovers and drink

    • D. 

      Four courses, wine and coffee

  • 19. 
    A typical Cena usually consists of:
    • A. 

      A pasta dish and drink

    • B. 

      A light snack, pizza, leftovers, etc..

    • C. 

      Similar to a north American dinner

    • D. 

      Four courses, wine and coffee

  • 20. 
    A typical Colazione consists of:
    • A. 

      Coffee, cookies, or pastry

    • B. 

      Muffins, doughnuts and coffee

    • C. 

      Cereal, milk and coffee

    • D. 

      Eggs, meat and coffee

  • 21. 
    The father of the Italian language is:
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      Dante Alighieri

    • C. 

      San Francesco di Assisi

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 22. 
    What is the connection between standard Italian, the dialect it originates from and the father of the language?