Do You Have Basic Idea About Italy? Quiz

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Do You Have Basic Idea About Italy? Quiz

Italy is a very beautiful place and is home to some of the most known structures in the world. Not only is the region amazing when it comes to paintings and architecture but also fashion. What else do you know about Italy? Take up the quiz below and get to find out whether you could teach some people a thing or two.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Villa Rotonda
    • A. 

      Perhaps the most recognized example of Italian Baroque design

    • B. 

      Used by Jefferson as one of his inspirations for the design of the State Capitol Building in Richmond, VA

    • C. 

      Built in the latter part of the 19th century and represents the Classical Revival Style

    • D. 

      Designed by Filipo Brunelleschi, who also designed the Florence Cathedral dome. He is recognized as one of the most influential architects in history.

    • E. 

      Contains some of the best examples of Rococo frescoes.

  • 2. 
    What is Intarsia?
    • A. 

      A form of wood inlaying that is similar to marquetry and used primarily in the American Colonies..

    • B. 

      A type of wood inlaying used primarily by French cabinetmakers such as Boulle.

    • C. 

      A type of stone inlay used in the reign of Louis XIV and used throughout the palace of Versailles.

    • D. 

      A form of wood inlaying that was used during the Italian Renaissance for creating complex, geometric decorative designs.

    • E. 

      The type of joint used to connect complex wood joints in Italian furniture.

  • 3. 
    A fabric hanging placed over a door  or over the doorless entrance to a room.  Its purpose was to prevent wind drafts from entering a room.  It also was used as a decorative element.
    • A. 

      What is scagliola?

    • B. 

      What is piano nobile?

    • C. 

      What is a cassapanca?

    • D. 

      What is a portiere?

    • E. 

      What is an ebeniste?

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes a gate-leg table?
    • A. 

      A table that was both a chair and a table.

    • B. 

      The first type of tables to have a drop leaf in the middle so that you could enlarge the table.

    • C. 

      A table with only two legs that was typically mounted to the wall and placed between two windows.

    • D. 

      A table with a folding leg that could be rotated and a folding section of the table would sit on the leg.

    • E. 

      A table often used in entrances and foyers of large palaces. The name gate-leg is derived from the fact that the tables were used at entrances or "gates."

  • 5. 
    What is the purpose of this wood detail?
    • A. 

      It was used to join two pieces of wood because nails and screws were not available.

    • B. 

      It is used to connect two pieces of paneling together.

    • C. 

      It was used commonly in the late 19th century as an alternative to nails and screws and used in very expensive casegoods.

    • D. 

      It is used primarily in chairs of the Italian Renaissance to connect horizontal supports to the chair legs.

    • E. 

      It was a trademarked method of connecting wood pieces, and was used almost exclusively in the reign of Louis XV.