Quiz: 85% Of Italian Americans Won't Pass This Italian Culture Test

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Can you make Nonna proud?

Take this fun Italian culture quiz to find out how well you really know Italian food, language, customs and traditions.

 May 14, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Who visits Italian children on January 6?
La Befana
The archangel Michael
Babbo Natale

2 of 18Pick your answer!

When is the siesta held?
After lunch
After dinner
After breakfast

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Polenta is more typical of Northern Italian cuisine than Southern. True or false?
True
False

4 of 18Pick your answer!

What would be an authentic espresso?
A short shot of coffee with cream
A large coffee with a dash of milk
A short shot of pure coffee

5 of 18Pick your answer!

How many players are there in a standard soccer team?
5
11
21

6 of 18Pick your answer!

"Carnivale" is associated with which Northern Italian city?
Turin
Milan
Venice

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Where in Italy was Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set?
Rome
Verona
Florence

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Does antipasto come before or after the main course?
Before
After

9 of 18Pick your answer!

Is the phrase "buongiorno" (good day) used before or after lunch?
Before
After

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Dante was a famous Italian what?
Opera singer
Writer
Athlete

11 of 18Pick your answer!

The Italian holiday "Ferragosto" takes place in which month?
August
December
April

12 of 18Pick your answer!

Which city in Italy is famous for its pizza?
Rome
Pisa
Naples

13 of 18Pick your answer!

13 is a lucky number in Italy. True or false?
False
True

14 of 18Pick your answer!

What must you never make a toast with in Italy?
Water
Wine
Beer

15 of 18Pick your answer!

What do Italians believe it means if your feet are accidentally brushed with a broom?
You will never get married
You will be rich
You will live until old age

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Risotto traditionally comes from the South of Italy. True or false?
False
True

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these is considered bad luck in Italy?
Broken umbrellas
Black cats
The number 7

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these do you not find in a typical Italian breakfast?
Pastries
Cured meats and cheese
Pancakes
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Are you Italian American? Do your ancestors come from the great country of Italy, but now you live in the United States? Or do you just consider yourself an expert on Italian and American culture? Either way, you probably know when to say buongiorno, when an antipasto is served, and which of your Nonna's cheeks to kiss first. Even if you think you know it all, you should prove your knowledge on this 18 question Italian American quiz. Sometimes you don't know what you don't know, and if you're purely going off of what you've learned from watching Jersey Shore, you're sure to fail. So prove that you're the real thing, and that you really know all there is to know about Italian culture, customs, food, and geography by taking this quiz. If you knock it out of the park and get 100% you're really Italian American, or just incredibly knowledgable. Either way, we want to see what you've got.