How Well Do You Know The Aeolian Islands?

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How Well Do You Know The Aeolian Islands?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did the corsair Ariadeno Barbarossa sack Lipari and carry away most of its people captive?
    • A. 

      1554

    • B. 

      1544

    • C. 

      1349

    • D. 

      1648

  • 2. 
    True or False:  All islands are administered by Lipari as part of the comune di Lipari?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Who was Aeolus?
    • A. 

      Ruler of the winds in Greek Mythology

    • B. 

      Son of Auson, king in Italy.

    • C. 

      The ancestor of Romulus and Remus

    • D. 

      Hero of the Odyssey as told by Homer

  • 4. 
    Which of these are on Lipari?  (Select all correct answers).
    • A. 

      Capo Gramignazzi

    • B. 

      Rocche Rosse

    • C. 

      Stimpignato

    • D. 

      Lami

    • E. 

      Sparanello

  • 5. 
    Name the two mountain peaks on Salina.
    • A. 

      Ditella and Vulcano

    • B. 

      Vulcanello and Montagnola

    • C. 

      Montagnole and Fossa delle Felci

    • D. 

      Monte dei Porri and Fossa delle Felci

  • 6. 
    On which island would you find all three:  Gelso, Monte Molineddo and Grotta dei Pisani?
    • A. 

      Vulcano

    • B. 

      Stromboli

    • C. 

      Filicudi

    • D. 

      Lipari

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the church in Pollara on Salina?
    • A. 

      Sant'Anna

    • B. 

      Sant'Onofrio

    • C. 

      San Francesco

    • D. 

      Sant'Antonio

  • 8. 
    True or False:  Vulcano is the smallest of the seven islands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or False:  Basiluzzo has a lighthouse at the top.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Where is this (see photo below)?
    • A. 

      Filicudi

    • B. 

      Vulcano

    • C. 

      Alicudi

    • D. 

      Lipari

  • 11. 
    What used to be one of Lipari's main exports?
    • A. 

      Pumice

    • B. 

      Prickly Pears

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 12. 
    Name the town in this photo (below).
    • A. 

      Ginostra

    • B. 

      Malfa

    • C. 

      Rinella

    • D. 

      Acquacalda

    • E. 

      Quattropani

  • 13. 
    Which of these people does Diodorus Siculus not mention when he discusses the Aeolian Islands in Book V, 7.
    • A. 

      Aeneas

    • B. 

      Liparus

    • C. 

      Odysseus

    • D. 

      Aeolus

  • 14. 
    In Greek mythology, Aeolus married the daughter of Liparus, the first king of Lipari.  What was her name?
    • A. 

      Helen

    • B. 

      Cyanê

    • C. 

      Electra

    • D. 

      Lavinia

    • E. 

      Dido

  • 15. 
    On which island would one find the Terme di San Calogero?
    • A. 

      Alicudi

    • B. 

      Stromboli

    • C. 

      Lipari

    • D. 

      Vulcano

  • 16. 
    True or False:  Most of those who resettled the Aeolian Islands after Barbarossa's time were Spaniards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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