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?
Noioso/a
Felice
Triste

2 of 30Pick your answer!

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

3 of 30Pick your answer!

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

4 of 30Pick your answer!

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

5 of 30Pick your answer!

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

6 of 30Pick your answer!

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

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 the main course
Before dessert
Before the entrée

9 of 30Pick your answer!

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

10 of 30Pick your answer!

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

11 of 30Pick your answer!

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

12 of 30Pick your answer!

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

13 of 30Pick your answer!

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

14 of 30Pick your answer!

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

15 of 30Pick your answer!

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

16 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "il mare" mean?
The land
The ocean
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 somebody's birthday
On New Year's Day
On Christmas Day

19 of 30Pick your answer!

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

20 of 30Pick your answer!

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

21 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "amore" mean?
More
Love
Good morning

22 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "aqua" mean?
Wind
Water
Fire

23 of 30Pick your answer!

What does "grazie" mean?
Goodbye
Love
Thank you

24 of 30Pick your answer!

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

25 of 30Pick your answer!

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

26 of 30Pick your answer!

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

27 of 30Pick your answer!

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

28 of 30Pick your answer!

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

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 dinner
after lunch
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!