Quiz: Can You Beat Your Nonna On This Ultimate Italian Food Quiz? Bet Not!

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If you love to cook and eat, go up against your nonna in this fun but difficult Italian food quiz to see what dishes YOU recognize!

 Oct 09, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What kind of cheese goes on pizza?
Swiss
Cheddar
Mozzarella

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Where is the homeland of pizza margherita?
Venice
Philadelphia
Naples

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Tiramisu is made with what kind of alcohol?
Whisky
Vodka
Rum

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is prosciutto?
Chicken
Ham
Beef

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the main ingredient in gnocchi?
Tomato
Potato
Pumpkin

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Focaccia is a type of what?
Bread
Olive
Cheese

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of the following is the Italian name for ice cream?
Sorbet
Custard
Gelato

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of the following is a main ingredient in strufoli?
Potato
Vanilla
Honey

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Sicilian blood oranges are known by this name in Italy.
Sanguinello
Tarocco
Bigarade

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Bow-tie pasta is known by this name in Italian.
Capellini
Farfalle
Mafalde

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is polenta made from?
Cornmeal
Wheat
Rice

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which fruit is used in the making of the Italian alcoholic drink, grappa?
Apples
Bananas
Grapes

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these is NOT a type of pasta ?
Cannoli
Rigatoni
Ziti

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Amaretti are little crunchy biscuits with the flavour of which nut?
Walnut
Hazelnut
Peanut

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the main flavour of tartufo?
Chocolate
Pear
Apple

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the main ingredient in risotto?
Rice
Lime
Wheat

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is soppressata?
Bread
Salami
Cheese

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What liqueur is used for many Italian desserts?
Advocaat
Amaretto
Tuaca
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Are you Italian? Did you grow up in an Italian family or do you have an appreciation of Italian culture? Do you enjoy big family dinners on specific days of the week? Did you grow up with cultural elements that were carried from generation to generation in your family? Do you love and respect Italy's art, culture, and world-changing inventions? Do you love to cook? Is Italian food your thing? Did you learn all about your Italian favorites from your Nonna? Do you think you could beat her in a cook-off? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, this is the quiz for you!

Even if you're not from an Italian family, you may know more than you think—Italian culture has influenced other cultures worldwide! The rest of the world is at least a little bit familiar with Italy and people of Italian descent because—well, who hasn't enjoyed a pizza, pasta, cold cuts, bread, polenta, tiramisu or espresso ?

If you consider yourself to be an authentic Italian, or an Italian in spirit, or a person who simply loves Italian food, you might be savvy enough to get a high score on this fun, but challenging, quiz! Sit down, put your feet up and your thinking cap on and make your family proud by acing this quiz about what it is that makes being Italian so great! For just a few minutes, immerse yourself in your favorite Italian foods!! Buona Fortuna to you, or, as they say in English, good luck!