History Quiz: Italian Edition! Can YOU Score Over 80%?

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Are you a true Italian historian? Prove it!

This quiz will test your knowledge of Italian terminology, food, customs, and more. How much do you really know the Italian history?

 Jun 12, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Carnevale is a tradition that came from which Italian city?
Naples
Rome
Venice

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What caused a drastic reduction in Italy's population in the 14th century?
A massive flood
The Black Death
Witches murdering citizens

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When McDonald's opened in Italy, Italians protested by _____.
Throwing spaghetti at the McDonald's building
Handing out pizza in the street
Giving out free spaghetti to supporters of the protest

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Italians known as "meridionale" come from which part of the country?
North
South

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which Italian city is famous for its historic canals and waterways?
Florence
Rome
Venice

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The holiday, Ferragosto, takes place during which month?
March
August
October

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When does the witch, La Befana visit Italian children?
December 25th
January 6th
October 13th

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Dante was a famous Italian:
Opera singer
Athlete
Writer

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

All Italians speak with the same dialect. True or False?
True
False

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What religious holiday do many small Italian towns and villages celebrate?
The feast of Pentecost
The beginning of Advent
The day of their Patron Saint

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The Tarantella dance originated from which part of Italy?
South
Central
North

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Pisa, Italy is home to:
Michelangelo's David Museum
The Vatican
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Where in Italy was Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" set?
Verona
Florence
Rome

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which Italian was arrested for believing that the Earth revolved around the Sun?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Christopher Columbus
Galileo Galilei

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What famous spread was invented in Italy?
Nutella
Jelly
Honey

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which beverage did Italy introduce to the World?
Coffee
Strawberry Lemonade
Herbal Tea

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Italy is home to Europe's oldest _____.
Cafe
Bridge
University

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is Margherita pizza named after?
Queen Margherita, who in 1889 visited the Pizzeria Brandi
Nothing, the name was made up by random
A famous hispanic drink called a Margarita
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Are you a true Italian? Or are you studying the language? Have you been to Italy before? If so, it's time to test your knowledge of the Italian history and culture! How much do you actually know about the different historical events, terminology, food, and customs often found in Italy? The Romance language is one of the most spoken and most studied languages in the world, but can you speak it? From the great food and big families to the amazing cities and historic culture, Italy has a lot of different customs that have developed throughout the years. If you're a true Italian, we bet you're savvy enough to score better on this quiz than most other Italians! Make your nonna proud by answering as much as you can about your Italian roots. When we talk about "Italian," we're talking about a specific dialect that's taught to English speakers, but Italy has almost as many dialects as it has people! The residents of Sicily speak in a very different way from the residents of Abruzzo. It's wild how different they sound! However, most Americans are at least a little bit familiar with Italian words because we've borrowed so many of their delicious foods. But do you know these other words and phrases from the language of amore? What about the food or the traditions? So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button so you can start this true Italian history and culture test! Buona fortuna - that means good luck!