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Ciao bella. Ready to try your luck with some good, old-fashioned Italian history? Grande! Take your best shot at the following questions covering all things Italy. Buona fortuna!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    New Orleans may have Mardi Gras, but over in Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens come out to celebrate the beginning of Lent in a slightly different way. Do they…

    • A.

      Throw oranges at one another

    • B.

      Celebrate a city-wide moment of silence

    • C.

      Dress up in full costume to honer their birth saint

    • D.

      Earn beads by baring all

    Correct Answer
    A. Throw oranges at one another
    Explanation
    In Ivrea, Italy, the citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another. This tradition is known as the "Battle of the Oranges" and is a reenactment of a historical event. Participants divide into teams and throw oranges at each other, symbolizing the overthrow of an oppressive ruler. The event attracts thousands of people and is a unique and exciting way to mark the start of Lent.

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  • 2. 

    Grab your Eurail pass because it’s geography time again. Which countries do not share a border with “The Boot.”

    • A.

      Slovenia

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Hungary

    Correct Answer
    D. Hungary
    Explanation
    Hungary is the correct answer because it does not share a border with "The Boot," which refers to Italy. Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland all share a border with Italy, but Hungary is located further northeast and does not have a common border with Italy.

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  • 3. 

    Who wants a piece of the pizza pie? The world’s first true pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, opened in this famous Italian city in 1830.

    • A.

      Napoli (Naples)

    • B.

      Firenze (Florence)

    • C.

      Venezia (Venice)

    • D.

      Milano (Milan)

    Correct Answer
    A. Napoli (Naples)
    Explanation
    Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba, the world's first true pizzeria, opened in Naples in 1830. This suggests that the correct answer is Napoli (Naples).

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  • 4. 

    Think you know Flo? Which famous “Florence” was named after the city of her birth?

    • A.

      Florence Henderson

    • B.

      Florence Nightingale

    • C.

      Florence Kling Harding

    • D.

      Florence Ballard

    Correct Answer
    B. Florence Nightingale
    Explanation
    Florence Nightingale was named after the city of her birth, Florence. She was a famous nurse and social reformer who became known as the founder of modern nursing. Her work during the Crimean War revolutionized healthcare and she is remembered for her dedication to improving medical care and advocating for sanitary conditions in hospitals. Nightingale's contributions to the field of nursing have had a lasting impact and she is considered a pioneer in the profession.

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  • 5. 

    Anyone up for a puppet show? If so, then you’ll definitely want to check out the more than 6,000 puppets (sadly, no Kermit) on display at the International Puppet Museum in this city…

    • A.

      Turin

    • B.

      Palermo

    • C.

      Perugia

    • D.

      Bologna

    Correct Answer
    B. Palermo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Palermo. The passage mentions that the International Puppet Museum is located in a city with over 6,000 puppets on display. Since the question asks for the city where the museum is located, the answer is Palermo.

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  • 6. 

    You’ll want to be careful where you step in the South of Italy, what with Europe's only three active volcanoes being located there. Which Italian “Monte” is not currently active?

    • A.

      Etna

    • B.

      Stromboli

    • C.

      Imiata

    • D.

      Vesuvius

    Correct Answer
    C. Imiata
    Explanation
    The question asks which Italian "Monte" is not currently active. The term "Monte" refers to a mountain in Italian. The correct answer is "Imiata" because it is the only option that is not an active volcano. Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius are all active volcanoes located in the South of Italy. Therefore, the correct answer is Imiata.

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  • 7. 

    Looking for a place to exchange those travelers cheques? How about the world’s oldest bank still in business, operating since 1472? The line forms in this Italian city…

    • A.

      Siena

    • B.

      Perugia

    • C.

      Genoa

    • D.

      Verona

    Correct Answer
    A. Siena
    Explanation
    Siena is the correct answer because it is home to the world's oldest bank still in business, which has been operating since 1472. The question is asking for the city where travelers can exchange their traveler's cheques, and Siena is the correct option as it is the location of the oldest bank.

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  • 8. 

    Great food, great art and, of course, great music can all be found in Italy. So which of the following instruments was not invented by the Italianos?

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Violin

    • C.

      Cello

    • D.

      Oboe

    Correct Answer
    D. Oboe
    Explanation
    The oboe is the instrument that was not invented by the Italians. While Italy is known for its contributions to music, including the invention of the piano, violin, and cello, the oboe originated in France in the 17th century. It is a double-reed woodwind instrument that has been widely used in classical music.

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  • 9. 

    Long before there was Sundance, this Film Festival laid claim to oldest in the world, dating back to 1932.

    • A.

      Florence International Film Festival

    • B.

      Venice International Film Festival

    • C.

      Cinemademare Film Festival

    • D.

      Milano Film Festival

    Correct Answer
    B. Venice International Film Festival
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Venice International Film Festival. The question states that this film festival is the oldest in the world, dating back to 1932. This information aligns with the Venice International Film Festival, as it was indeed established in 1932 and is widely recognized as one of the oldest film festivals in the world.

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  • 10. 

    One last question in honor of educational travel week. Founded in 1088, the oldest European university in continuous operation is …

    • A.

      Università degli Studi Alma Mater di Bologna (The University of Bologna)

    • B.

      Università degli Studi di Bergamo (The University of Bergamo)

    • C.

      Università degli Studi di Firenze (The University of Florence)

    • D.

      Università degli Studi di Palermo (The University of Palermo)

    Correct Answer
    A. Università degli Studi Alma Mater di Bologna (The University of Bologna)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Università degli Studi Alma Mater di Bologna (The University of Bologna). This university was founded in 1088 and is the oldest European university in continuous operation.

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