Quiz: Can You Pass This IQ Test Designed For A True Italian?

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Is your Italian IQ as high as you think it is? Prove it!

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

 May 15, 2018

1 of 22Pick your answer!

From a young age, you knew that Italy is shaped like a _____.
boot
hat
belt

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What religion is predominant to Italians?
Protestantism
Catholicism
Anglicanism

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What are cannolis usually filled with?
Cream cheese
Ricotta cheese
Buttercream

4 of 22Pick your answer!

Commonly used in Southern Italian cooking, what kind of vegetable is "La Melanzana"?
Zucchini
Pumpkin
Eggplant

5 of 22Pick your answer!

What is the main ingredient in gnocchi?
Potato
Cheese
Butter

6 of 22Pick your answer!

You're sure to see a portrait of Padre ____ in one of your relatives homes.
Pio
John
Tio

7 of 22Pick your answer!

Which kind of cheese is usually put on pasta?
Mozzarella
Provolone
Parmesan

8 of 22Pick your answer!

What does grazie mean in Italian?
Love
Thank you
Goodbye

9 of 22Pick your answer!

Which is thicker: spaghetti or fettuccini?
They're the same
Spaghetti
Fettuccini

10 of 22Pick your answer!

The culture between the North and South of Italy is very different. True or False?
True
False

11 of 22Pick your answer!

What Italian desert consists of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy?
Ricotta pie
Tartufo
Tiramisu

12 of 22Pick your answer!

How do you say beautiful in Italian?
Bella
Nero
Favore

13 of 22Pick your answer!

Which of the following is not on a pizza margherita?
Basil
Tomato sauce
Pepperoni

14 of 22Pick your answer!

If your Nonno gives you a "bacione", what does he give you?
A gift
A big kiss
A hug

15 of 22Pick your answer!

Which of these pasta sauces is cream-based?
Alfredo
Amatriciana
Carbonara

16 of 22Pick your answer!

What sport do most Italians follow?
Basketball
Tennis
Soccer

17 of 22Pick your answer!

If you wanted to tell someone goodnight, you would say:
Buenos noches
Bella Notte
Buonanotte

18 of 22Pick your answer!

How do you say excuse me in Italian?
Sono di
Scusa
Como

19 of 22Pick your answer!

Giardiniera is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in oil or vinegar. True or False?
True
False

20 of 22Pick your answer!

Which of these colors is NOT on the Italian flag?
Red
Blue
Green

21 of 22Pick your answer!

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

22 of 22Pick your answer!

What beverage did Italy introduce to the World?
Coffee
Herbal Tea
Strawberry Lemonade
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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 culture! How much do you actually know about the different 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 culture test! Buona fortuna - that means good luck!