Quiz: Only An Italian Could Ace This Italian Terminology Test. Can You?

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Are you a true Italian scholar! Prove it!

This quiz will test your knowledge of Italian terminology, slang, and other lingo. How much do you really know the Italian language?

 May 26, 2018

1 of 30Pick your answer!

How do you say "happy" in Italian?
Felice
Triste
Noioso/a

2 of 30Pick your answer!

The Italian dish "Saltimbocca" traditionally uses what meat?
Veal
Lamb
Beef

3 of 30Pick your answer!

"Il gatto" is what kind of animal in Italian?
Cat
Mouse
Dog

4 of 30Pick your answer!

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

5 of 30Pick your answer!

"Prosciutto" is meat that comes from which animal?
Cow
Lamb
Pig

6 of 30Pick your answer!

What is the main ingredient in "gnocchi"?
Potato
Cheese
Butter

7 of 30Pick your answer!

How would you describe pasta that is cooked "al dente"?
Sloppy
Crunchy
Firm

8 of 30Pick your answer!

When is the "antipasto" served in a meal?
Before dessert
Before the entrée
Before the main course

9 of 30Pick your answer!

If your granddad still treats you like a "bambino," he still treats you like a what?
Child
Boss
Ghost

10 of 30Pick your answer!

If your mom shouts "basta, pasta" at you she is what?
Annoyed with you
Happy with you
Hungry

11 of 30Pick your answer!

"Pesto" is made primarily of what?
Basil
Chives
Parsley

12 of 30Pick your answer!

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

13 of 30Pick your answer!

Who do you call "Nonna"?
your sister
your grandmother
your mother

14 of 30Pick your answer!

What is the main ingredient of "melanzane parmigiana"?
Rice
Eggplant
Beef

15 of 30Pick your answer!

When someone tells you they're "stancho/stancha", what are they saying?
They're broke
They're bored
They're tired

16 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "il mare" mean?
The ocean
The land
The mountain

17 of 30Pick your answer!

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

18 of 30Pick your answer!

"Buon compleanno" is said when?
On Christmas Day
On New Year's Day
On somebody's birthday

19 of 30Pick your answer!

If you are eating "torta al cioccolato", you are eating:
Steak
Chocolate cake
Ice ceam

20 of 30Pick your answer!

If something is "dolche", then it is:
Sweet
Handsome
Ugly

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What does "amore" mean?
Love
More
Good morning

22 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "aqua" mean?
Wind
Water
Fire

23 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "grazie" mean?
Goodbye
Thank you
Love

24 of 30Pick your answer!

"Formaggio" is a type of what?
Salt
Bread
Cheese

25 of 30Pick your answer!

What are you doing if you're taking a "pisolino"?
Going to the bathroom
Taking a nap
Going on vacation

26 of 30Pick your answer!

What's another name for "gravy"?
Stew
Soup
Tomato sauce

27 of 30Pick your answer!

"Ho fame" means what?
I'm bored
I'm hungry
I'm tired

28 of 30Pick your answer!

What kind of dessert is "gelato"?
Cake
Fresh fruit
Ice cream

29 of 30Pick your answer!

"Carnivale" is associated with which Northern Italian city?
Venice
Milan
Turin

30 of 30Pick your answer!

When is the "siesta" held?
after lunch
after dinner
after breakfast
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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 language! How much do you actually know about the different terminology, slang, and other words used in Italy? This Romance language is one of the most spoken and most studied languages in the world! From the great food and big families to the amazing cities and historic culture, Italy has a lot of different vernacular that has 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? So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button so you can start this true Italian terminology test! Buona fortuna - that means good luck!