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
Triste
Felice
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?
Dog
Cat
Mouse
4 of 30Pick your answer!
What are "cannolis" usually filled with?
Ricotta cheese
Cream cheese
Buttercream
5 of 30Pick your answer!
"Prosciutto" is meat that comes from which animal?
Lamb
Pig
Cow
6 of 30Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient in "gnocchi"?
Butter
Potato
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 entrée
Before the main course
Before dessert
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?
Parsley
Chives
Basil
12 of 30Pick your answer!
Which of the following is not on a "pizza margherita"?
Basil
Tomato sauce
Pepperoni
13 of 30Pick your answer!
Who do you call "Nonna"?
your grandmother
your sister
your mother
14 of 30Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient of "melanzane parmigiana"?
Eggplant
Rice
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 land
The ocean
The mountain
17 of 30Pick your answer!
If your Nonno gives you a "bacione", what does he give you?
A big kiss
A hug
A gift
18 of 30Pick your answer!
"Buon compleanno" is said when?
On New Year's Day
On somebody's birthday
On Christmas Day
19 of 30Pick your answer!
If you are eating "torta al cioccolato", you are eating:
Chocolate cake
Steak
Ice ceam
20 of 30Pick your answer!
If something is "dolche", then it is:
Sweet
Ugly
Handsome
21 of 30Pick your answer!
What does "amore" mean?
Good morning
More
Love
22 of 30Pick your answer!
What does "aqua" mean?
Fire
Wind
Water
23 of 30Pick your answer!
What does "grazie" mean?
Love
Goodbye
Thank you
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 on vacation
Taking a nap
Going to the bathroom
26 of 30Pick your answer!
What's another name for "gravy"?
Soup
Stew
Tomato sauce
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
Turin
Milan
30 of 30Pick your answer!
When is the "siesta" held?
after breakfast
after lunch
after dinner
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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!