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Famous Italians

written by: yana999
 
Check your knowledge about these historical figures and their achievements.

Question 1:


Which of the following statements is true about the Medici family?
All of these
In the 16th century the family became hereditary Dukes of Florence.
Four Popes of the Catholic Church and two regent Queens of France belonged to the Medici family.
They founded the Medici Bank.

Question 2:


He was one of the first Europeans to travel through China and to visit Kublai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan).
Amerigo Vespucci
Christopher Columbus
Leonardo Da Vinci
Marco Polo

Question 3:


Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet from Florence. What was his other occupation?
Pharmacist
Politician
All of these
Doctor

Question 4:


Italian painter Sandro Botticelli belonged to the Florentine school.
False
True

Question 5:


This scientist, called the "father of modern physics", improved the telescope and discovered the four largest satellites of Jupiter.
Raphael
Galileo
Alberti
Michelangelo

Question 6:


His three great works, “La Boheme”, “Madam Butterfly” and “Turandot”, became standard for writing for many generations of composers.
Puccini
Bellini
Vivaldi
Verdi

Question 7:


He ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 and imposed a fascist regime through state terror and propaganda.
Franco
Jozef Stalin
Tito
Mussolini

Question 8:


Pavarotti's last performance on stage was at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
True
False

Question 9:


Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997.
False
True

Question 10:


Which of the following movies was directed by Sergio Leone?
The Dollars Trilogy
The Colossus of Rhodes
Once Upon a Time in the West
All of these

 


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