A quiz to celebrate the Italian National Day!
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Quiz Questions

What was the language of ancient Rome?
Can you name a volcano in Italy?
Name the town buried by the eruption of Vesuvius
Name the modern day city at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius
Name the Island at the southern tip of Italy
In which city is the famous Italian opera house?
Name two famous Italian tenors
Who was the Italian poet who wrote lovingly of Beatrice?
What was the old Italian bank note called?
Which Italian city is famous for its canals?
In which city is the leaning tower situated?
Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Who are said to have founded Rome?
Who reigned in Rome at the time of the birth of Jesus?
Who brought the elephants across the Alps?
Can you name two makes of Italian car?
Which Italian developed the radio?
What rice is used for risotto?
Who discovered the satellites of Jupiter?
How many different shapes of past can you remember?
 

Answers

1) Latin 2) Mt. Vesuvius or Mt. Etna 3) Pompeii 4) Naples 5) Sicily 6) Milan 7) Caruso – Pavarotti 8) Dante 9) Lire 10) Venice 11) Pisa 12) Michelangelo 13) Romulus and Remus 14) Augustus Caesar 15) Hannibal 16)Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini 17) Marconi 18) Arborio 19) Galileo 20)Penne, rigatoni, spaghetti, tortellini, cannelloni, lasagne.

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