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Italy: a quiz (Part 4)

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How good is your knowledge of Italy and things Italian? Here’s your chance to find out!

If you want to try the first three parts of this quiz, here are the links: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3

  • Question of

    Which Renaissance painter is generally known by a name that means “little dyer”?

    • Titian
    • Tintoretto
    • Raphael
    • Michelangelo
  • Question of

    What was special about “Ötzi”, whose body was found on the Austria-Italy border in 1991?

    • He was related to Benoti Mussolini
    • He was a famous singer
    • He died thousands of years ago but his body had been preserved in a glacier
    • He was a notorious criminal
  • Question of

    Who was the last effective king of Italy (reigned 1900-46)?

    • Umberto II
    • Charles V
    • Conrad IV
    • Victor Emmanuel III
  • Question of

    Who wrote the operas The Thieving Magpie and William Tell?

    • Rossini
    • Bellini
    • Puccini
    • Verdi
  • Question of

    What particular cause for celebration did Italians have in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006?

    • General elections were held
    • Italy won the FIFA World Cup
    • Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest
    • Italian films won Best Picture Oscars
  • Question of

    In what sport did Alberto Tomba excel in the 1980s and 1990s?

    • Skiing
    • Motor racing
    • Football
    • Athletics
  • Question of

    What is the name of the hilltop abbey, to the south-east of Rome, that was the focus of a fierce battle that lasted from January to May 1944?

    • Monte Castello
    • Monte Cassino
    • Monte Cortina
    • Monte Corunna
  • Question of

    Who played the female lead in the 1953 film Roman Holiday?

    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Elizabeth Taylor
    • Sophia Loren
    • Audrey Hepburn
  • Question of

    What is the name of the main river that flows through Rome?

    • Po
    • Tiber
    • Arno
    • Reno
  • Question of

    Who composed the symphonic poems Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome?

    • Ennio Morricone
    • Ottorino Respighi
    • Ruggero Leoncavallo
    • Luciano Berio
  • Question of

    Which of the following is not an Italian cheese?

    • Gorgonzola
    • Mascarpone
    • Mozzarella
    • Mimolette
  • Question of

    What is the name of the sea, an inlet of the Mediterranean, that lies to the east of the Italian peninsula?

    • Tyrrhenian
    • Ionian
    • Adriatic
    • Aegean
  • Question of

    In what game would you use an Italian gambit?

    • Poker
    • Billiards
    • Contract Bridge
    • Chess
  • Question of

    Who was Prime Minister of Italy in 1994-5 and again in 2001-6 and 2008-11?

    • Silvio Berlusconi
    • Romano Prodi
    • Lamberto Dini
    • Aldo Moro
  • Question of

    What is the name of the island group in the Venice lagoon that is world-famous for glass making?

    • Burano
    • Murano
    • Lido
    • Torcello

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