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Milan Trivia

Can you answer these 20 questions about the city of Milan?
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Last updated: October 18, 2019
First submittedJanuary 31, 2019
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What is the Italian name Milan?
Milano
What region is Milan the capital of?
Lombardy
What industry is Milan considered to be one of the four capitals of?
(Along with Paris, London, and New York)
Fashion
What famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci is located in a convent in Milan?
The Last Supper
What type of food product is Gorgonzola - named for a nearby town?
Cheese
What three-time Prime Minister of Italy was born in Milan in 1936?
Silvio Berlusconi
Who founded Armani in 1975?
Giorgio Armani
Who founded Versace in 1978?
Gianni Versace
What famous decision by Constantine granted tolerance to all religions
within the Roman Empire?
Edict of Milan
What family ruled the Duchy of Milan 1450 to 1535, building the giant castle
that bears their name?
Sforza
What was the Roman name of Milan?
Mediolanum
What dish made with veal shanks and vegetables literally means "bone hole"?
Ossobuco
What typical rice dish gets its yellow colour from saffron?
Risotto
What region of Europe, characterized by high population density
and economic development, is anchored in the south by the city of Milan?
Blue Banana
What are Malpensa, Linate, and Orio al Serio?
Airports
What coffee-making device was first manufactured in Milan?
Espresso Machine
In what river's valley is the city of Milan situated?
Po
What activity do people watch at "La Scala"?
Opera
Besides A.C. Milan, what other major football club is based in Milan?
Internazionale
What auto company (abbreviation A.R.) was founded in Milan in 1910?
Alfa Romeo
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level 66
Oct 17, 2019
Question n. 12 - buco it's with one C.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2019
Okay
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level 79
Oct 18, 2019
Great! one of few quizzes on Italy that i totally appreciate: without stereotypical descriptions or wrongly spelled words. Good job! By the way, you could also accept just Alfa for Alfa Romeo, since this is the way in Italy we informally refer to it (i should know, i have one)
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level 75
Oct 18, 2019
I think everyone does.
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level 76
Oct 22, 2019
I kept trying to spell variations with romero wondering why it didn't work. Finally had the ah-ha moment.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2019
Random thought from the Quizmaster. I think the Edict of Milan is a good example of why slippery slopes arguments have validity. Probably at the time of the edict, people said "Don't worry. Nobody is coming for your pagan temples. This just gives Christians equal rights". And that is exactly what happened. For awhile. But by the reign of Theodosius seventy years later, Christianity was the state religion, the temples were looted and vandalized, the Vestal Virgins were disbanded, and many important pagan practices were banned.
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level 75
Oct 18, 2019
Just assemble an advisory panel, government study, regulatory board or temporary law and apply the law of acceleration and it will correlate exactly to the pace before you're in free fall.
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level 66
Oct 22, 2019
Christianity just had too much potential as a useful tool for the emperors as compared to the Roman Mythology. Instead of priests arguing over which course of action would please or displease the gods, the emperor could just give the Pope a lot of money and power, and the Pope would command his flock to “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” and they both walk away happy.
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level 69
Oct 22, 2019
Given that before the Edict, we had bloody persecution of non-Roman religion (especially Christianity) by the Empire, perhaps it's not so much 'slippery slope', but the tendency of Empires to always suppress threats to their power? Constantine used the Edict to then invade the Eastern Empire on the grounds of 'allowing people to be free to believe what they want'. With the Edict he not only got a very large underground movement against Imperial Might to stop being against Imperial Might, but become pro-Imperial Might as long as it was *his* Imperial Might. And, of course, he could then also control Christianity with it being tolerated. He could order bishops to come to a council to sort out what was a dispute in one city. He could then exile bishops for upholding the council's decision against his wishes. Both of which he did. It was all about power and control, as was Theodosius' decree that allowed him to suppress the army and elites that were threatening his grip on power.
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level 68
Oct 22, 2019
"What is the Italian name Milan?" – I think you're missing a word there.
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level 73
Oct 22, 2019
Nice quiz! Just wondering about the saffron question, though... In my experience, most risottos (risotti?) aren't yellow. Is the Milanese variant different? I was surprised to see the answer.
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level 54
Oct 22, 2019
You're right. "Risotto" is a common name, there are dozens of risotti and the risotto alla milanese is the saffron-yellow one. Maybe "risotto" sounds a bit generic as an answer.
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level 36
Oct 22, 2019
Berlusconi has been 4 times premier of Italy (two in a rows, but they count twice)
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level 53
Oct 22, 2019
Leonardo's Last Supper is not a fresco. He painted on a dry surface which is one of the main reasons it is in such bad shape today.
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level 77
Oct 22, 2019
Q: Can you answer these 20 questions about the city of Milan?
A: No, no I cannot. I got some of them, though.