Quiz: Can You Actually Get A 10/12 On This Pasta Test? An Italian Could!

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Did you know that the average American eats 20 pounds of pasta per year?

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about various types of Italian pasta and the dishes that incorporate them.

 Oct 20, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

In Italian cuisine, ragù sauces always have __________.
pine nuts
meat
cheese

2 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following is a ragù sauce?
arrabbiata
pesto
bolognese

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Pesto sauce is most closely associated with the city of _________.
Venice
Genoa
Bologna

4 of 15Pick your answer!

The identifying ingredient in arrabbiata sauce is ________.
egg
basil
chili peppers

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Amatriciana sauce is made with salted pork cheek and __________.
pecorino cheese
shrimp
mushrooms

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Bigoli pasta is made from _________ flour.
rice
potato
buckwheat

7 of 15Pick your answer!

Ciceri e tria, from the Salento region, is made with _________ and fried pasta.
potatoes
chickpeas
shrimp

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following best describes corzetti pasta?
long and skinny
large, round, and flat
tiny and pearl-shaped

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Fregula, a __________ pasta from Sardinia, is typically eaten with clams.
small, pearl-shaped
corkscrew-shaped
filled, ravioli-like

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Matagliati pasta consists of the leftover scraps from making _________.
spaghetti
penne
tagliatelle

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Maltagliati are usually eaten __________.
with clam sauce
as part of a bean soup
fried, as an appetizer

12 of 15Pick your answer!

In Sicilian cuisine, the identifying ingredient in pasta alla Norma is _________.
eggplant
spinach
prosciutto

13 of 15Pick your answer!

In the cuisine of Palermo, the identifying ingredients in pasta alla Palina are tomato sauce and ________.
chickpeas
sausage
sardines

14 of 15Pick your answer!

The identifying ingredient in pasta mollicata is ___________.
spinach
breadcrumbs
clams

15 of 15Pick your answer!

The identifying ingredient in spaghetti allo scoglio is ___________.
sausages and salted meats
duck
shellfish
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