How Much You Know About Italy?

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How Much You Know About Italy? - Quiz

Most movies depict Italy as the place plagued with gang rivalry, and this is somehow true according to some historical facts. Italy's history can be felt as you walk through the street, park, or museum. Did you know that the city of Pompeii is known for its embarrassing art? Take this test and see how much you know about Italy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many regions there are in Italy?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    • E.

      22

    Correct Answer
    C. 20
    Explanation
    Italy is divided into 20 regions. Each region has its own distinct culture, traditions, and dialects. These regions have their own local governments and are responsible for managing various aspects of governance, including healthcare, education, and transportation. Some of the most well-known regions in Italy include Tuscany, Lombardy, Sicily, and Veneto. Each region offers unique landscapes, historical sites, and culinary specialties, making Italy a diverse and fascinating country to explore.

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  • 2. 

    The sea by the city of Ancona is

    • A.

      Adriatic

    • B.

      Ionian

    • C.

      Ligurian

    • D.

      Tyrrhenian

    Correct Answer
    A. Adriatic
    Explanation
    The sea by the city of Ancona is the Adriatic Sea. Ancona is located on the eastern coast of Italy, facing the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic Sea is a body of water that separates the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula. It is known for its beautiful coastline and is bordered by several countries including Italy, Croatia, Albania, and Montenegro.

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  • 3. 

    One of the following foods is not Italian

    • A.

      Panzanella

    • B.

      Caciucco

    • C.

      Crauti

    • D.

      Tiramisu

    • E.

      Piadina

    Correct Answer
    C. Crauti
    Explanation
    Crauti is not an Italian food. It is actually a traditional dish from the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy, which is heavily influenced by Austrian and Slavic cuisine. Crauti is a type of sauerkraut made from fermented cabbage, often flavored with juniper berries and served as a side dish or condiment. While it is popular in certain regions of Italy, it is not considered a traditional Italian dish.

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  • 4. 

    Siena is in Umbria

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Siena is in Tuscany

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  • 5. 

    One of the following Operas is not by Giacomo Puccini

    • A.

      Turandot

    • B.

      Boheme

    • C.

      Il Trovatore

    • D.

      Manon Lescaut

    • E.

      Il Trittico

    Correct Answer
    C. Il Trovatore
    Explanation
    Il Trovatore is by Giuseppe Verdi

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  • 6. 

    One of the main ingredients of Arancini is Orange juice

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Arancini is a traditional Italian dish made of rice, typically leftover risotto, which is rolled into balls, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. The main ingredient of Arancini is rice, not orange juice. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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  • 7. 

    One of the following cities is not crossed by the Arno River

    • A.

      Pisa

    • B.

      Florence

    • C.

      Lucca

    • D.

      Pontedera

    • E.

      Empoli

    Correct Answer
    C. Lucca
    Explanation
    Lucca is the correct answer because it is the only city listed that is not crossed by the Arno River. The other cities, Pisa, Florence, Pontedera, and Empoli, are all located along the course of the Arno River in Italy. Lucca, on the other hand, is situated to the north of the Arno River and is not crossed by it. Therefore, Lucca is the city that is not crossed by the Arno River.

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  • 8. 

    Which 3 regions share the Garda Lake?

    • A.

      Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli

    • B.

      Veneto, Trentino, Friuli

    • C.

      Trentino, Veneto, Lombardy

    • D.

      Lombardy, Piedmont, Aosta Valley

    • E.

      Piedmont, Trentino, Lombardy

    Correct Answer
    C. Trentino, Veneto, Lombardy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Trentino, Veneto, Lombardy. These three regions share the Garda Lake. Lombardy is located in the northern part of Italy and includes a portion of the lake's shoreline. Veneto, also in northern Italy, is home to the eastern part of the lake. Trentino, which is an autonomous province, is situated in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region and includes the northernmost part of the lake. Together, these three regions border and share the beautiful Garda Lake.

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  • 9. 

    Before Rome, Italy's capital was Turin

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. Before Rome, Italy's capital was not Turin. The capital of Italy before Rome was Turin. Turin served as the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1563 to 1713 and then became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865. Rome became the capital of Italy in 1871.

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  • 10. 

    Pasta Alfredo was named after the Italian anthem's composer Alfredo Mameli

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. Pasta Alfredo is not named after the Italian anthem's composer Alfredo Mameli. It is actually named after Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian chef who created the dish in the early 20th century. Alfredo di Lelio made the dish for his wife during her pregnancy, using butter and Parmesan cheese to create a creamy sauce. The dish became popular and eventually became known as Pasta Alfredo.

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  • 11. 

    How many famous hills there are in Rome?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    There are seven famous hills in Rome. These hills are the Aventine Hill, Caelian Hill, Capitoline Hill, Esquiline Hill, Palatine Hill, Quirinal Hill, and Viminal Hill. These hills have historical significance and are important landmarks in the city of Rome.

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  • 12. 

    One of the following is not a Roman road

    • A.

      Via Aurelia

    • B.

      Via Apulia

    • C.

      Via Cassia

    • D.

      Via Emilia

    • E.

      Via Appia

    Correct Answer
    B. Via Apulia
    Explanation
    The given options are names of Roman roads. Via Apulia is not a Roman road.

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  • 13. 

    Cremona, Milano, Pavia, Lodi, Como, Bergamo are in Lombardy

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The cities mentioned in the question, Cremona, Milano, Pavia, Lodi, Como, and Bergamo, are all located in the region of Lombardy. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes."

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  • 14. 

    The only way to get to Venice is by boat

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    You can also get to Venice by train

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  • 15. 

    The island of Capri is in the region Lazio

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The island of Capri is in the region Campania

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  • 16. 

    One of these regions is not touched by the sea

    • A.

      Abruzzo

    • B.

      Friuli

    • C.

      Basilicata

    • D.

      Lombardy

    • E.

      Molise

    Correct Answer
    D. Lombardy
    Explanation
    Lombardy is the correct answer because it is the only region in the given options that is not touched by the sea. Abruzzo, Friuli, Basilicata, and Molise are all regions in Italy that have coastlines along the Adriatic or Tyrrhenian Sea. Lombardy, on the other hand, is located in the northern part of Italy and is landlocked, meaning it does not have any coastline or access to the sea.

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