What Every Visitor Should Know About Venice

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What Every Visitor Should Know About Venice - Quiz

Being the just and true observations�on the city made by Elena Maria Orfei during her brief but startling visit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The city of Venice was founded...
    • A. 

      ... in 50 AD by Saint Mark

    • B. 

      ... in 154 AD by Roman soldiers as a camp site

    • C. 

      ... in 421 AD by Roman citizens escaping Attila the Hun and his barbarians

  • 2. 
    Venice is the capital city of what nation?
    • A. 

      The Republic of Venice

    • B. 

      The Veneto

    • C. 

      The Republic of San Marco

  • 3. 
    Which one of the following answers lists the Italian cities is in the order of size by population with the the largest city first?
    • A. 

      Rome, Venice, Florence

    • B. 

      Venice, Naples, Florence

    • C. 

      Rome, Naples, Venice

  • 4. 
    Who is the patron saint of Venice?
    • A. 

      Saint Theodore

    • B. 

      Saint Mark

    • C. 

      Saint Venezio

  • 5. 
    How many bridges cross the Grand Canal?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

  • 6. 
    The buildings of Venice are supported by...
    • A. 

      ...tree trunks sunk into the mud

    • B. 

      ...stone piles sunk into the mud

    • C. 

      ...a gigantic serpent that bites its tail

    • D. 

      They are not supported -- they float on the water

  • 7. 
    What is a "stocking company"?
    • A. 

      A guild that makes stockings

    • B. 

      A social club

    • C. 

      A group of men who wear stockings

  • 8. 
    The sewers in Venice...
    • A. 

      ... run under the city

    • B. 

      ... run through the buildings

    • C. 

      There are no sewers in Venice

  • 9. 
    The English traveller Thomas Coryat who visited Venice in 1611 estimated the number of gondolas as:
    • A. 

      4,000

    • B. 

      7,000

    • C. 

      10,000

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