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 __________.
cheese
pine nuts
meat

2 of 15Pick your answer!

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

3 of 15Pick your answer!

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

4 of 15Pick your answer!

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

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Bigoli pasta is made from _________ flour.
potato
buckwheat
rice

7 of 15Pick your answer!

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

8 of 15Pick your answer!

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

9 of 15Pick your answer!

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

12 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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 ___________.
breadcrumbs
clams
spinach

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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