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Italy Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Italy?
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Last updated: June 12, 2019
First submittedJune 9, 2019
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1. Which of these things WASN'T invented in Italy?
Opera
Movie camera
Radio
Espresso
2. Which of these cities is furthest north?
Naples
Venice
Rome
Palermo
3. What is a duomo?
a Stadium
a Church
a Rock-Climbing Spot
a Hat
A duomo is a church that was built to be a cathedral, regardless of whether it is technically a cathedral
4. Is Florence on the coast?
No
Yes
5. What are the colors of the Italian flag?
Red, White, and Green
Blue and Yellow
White and Orange
Red, Yellow, and Black
6. Which of these volcanos is NOT in Italy?
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Etna
Stromboli
Mount Teide
Mount Teide is in the Canary Islands of Spain
7. Which of these countries is geographically closest to Italy (as the crow flies)?
Egypt
Hungary
Croatia
Belgium
8. Who among the following was NOT a Roman emperor?
Tamerlane
Constantine
Augustus
Caligula
Tamerlane was a Eurasian steppe conqueror in the 1300s who killed about 5% of the world population
9. What city did Christopher Columbus hail from?
Genoa
Pisa
Siena
Bologna
10. What happens at La Scala?
Fashion shows
Criminal trials
Poetry readings
Operas
11. What does the Italian word pomodoro mean?
General
Bull
Novel
Tomato
12. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Donatello
Michelangelo
Raphael
Leonardo
13. Which of the following is NOT an Italian cheese?
Camembert
Ricotta
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mozzarella
Camembert is French
14. Who was Federico Fellini?
an Author
a Scientist
a Prime Minister
a Film Director
15. Is Italian an official language in any other country besides Italy?
No
Yes
Italian is also an official language in San Marino, Vatican City, and Switzerland
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level 86
Jun 10, 2019
How is Camembert not the answer to Q.13? It's the only one that is not an Italian cheese.
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
Fixed, thanks
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level 62
Jun 12, 2019
The first question is a little confusing... Actually, the first coffee machines were made in France before Italians improved them. Also, blue jeans was invented in Italy: in fact, the word "jeans" comes from the city of Genoa, where this fabric was typical long before Levi Strauss patented it in the US.
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level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
So many things invented in Italy! Changed "blue jeans" to "movie camera".
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level 63
Jun 13, 2019
I dont think I knew the word jeans came from the word genoa, interesting :) (I am aware of a lot of other things that have the same root as genoa)
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level 49
Sep 9, 2019
Hadta cover yourself there, didn'tja?
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level 59
Sep 9, 2019
Indeed the word jean comes from the city of Genoa. But after a long course : "Jean" is an english word from the english pronouciation of the french word "Janne(s)" wich was an old name (in French) for Genoa. Source : my historic french dictionnary "Dictionnaire historique de la langue française", Robert éditions 1998
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level 45
Oct 17, 2019
Tesla was the first person to patent radio technology, not Marconi. Maybe you should put something else invented in Italy instead not to confuse people.
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level 63
Jun 13, 2019
Extremely high scores ! I guess that is because it was only taken 666 times yet
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
I'm usually not very good at these but only missed one here. Hurray.
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level 57
Jul 7, 2019
15/15! (I'm from Italy☺)
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level 34
Jul 30, 2019
Though the colours of the flag are correct, the order isn't right. It should be "green, white and red" (as described in the Italian Constitution), since the green is towards the mast and the red is the part that flows. I know it's a picky comment in an otherwise great quiz, but many Italians too do not know at all the exact order.
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level 73
Sep 12, 2019
Is the question "What are, in order, the colors of the Italian flag?" No? Then it's fine as it is.
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level 70
Sep 9, 2019
Interesting. I didn't know that Tesla was Italian.......
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level 33
Sep 9, 2019
15/15! And not from Italy.
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level 57
Sep 9, 2019
But the Sistine Chapel isn't in Italy.......
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level 53
Sep 25, 2019
Call me a Tesla loyalist, but Radio was not invented in italy. It may have been the first place where it was manufactured and sold, but not invented.