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Italy Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Italy?
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First submittedJune 9, 2019
Last updatedJune 12, 2019
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1. Which of these things WASN'T invented in Italy?
Espresso
Radio
Opera
Movie camera
2. Which of these cities is furthest north?
Palermo
Naples
Rome
Venice
3. What is a duomo?
a Hat
a Stadium
a Church
a Rock-Climbing Spot
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?
White and Orange
Blue and Yellow
Red, Yellow, and Black
Red, White, and Green
6. Which of these volcanos is NOT in Italy?
Mount Teide
Mount Vesuvius
Stromboli
Mount Etna
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
Belgium
Croatia
8. Who among the following was NOT a Roman emperor?
Caligula
Augustus
Constantine
Tamerlane
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?
Bologna
Pisa
Genoa
Siena
10. What happens at La Scala?
Poetry readings
Fashion shows
Criminal trials
Operas
11. What does the Italian word pomodoro mean?
Bull
Tomato
Novel
General
12. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Leonardo
Donatello
13. Which of the following is NOT an Italian cheese?
Ricotta
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Camembert
Mozzarella
Camembert is French
14. Who was Federico Fellini?
a Film Director
a Scientist
an Author
a Prime Minister
15. Is Italian an official language in any other country besides Italy?
Yes
No
Italian is also an official language in San Marino, Vatican City, and Switzerland
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level 85
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 59
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 48
Sep 9, 2019
Hadta cover yourself there, didn'tja?
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level 57
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 59
Jun 13, 2019
Extremely high scores ! I guess that is because it was only taken 666 times yet
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level 60
Jun 18, 2019
I'm usually not very good at these but only missed one here. Hurray.
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level 56
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 69
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 55
Sep 9, 2019
But the Sistine Chapel isn't in Italy.......