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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
They founded the Medici Bank.
Four Popes of the Catholic Church and two regent Queens of France belonged to the Medici family.
In the 16th century the family became hereditary Dukes of Florence.

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
All of these
Once Upon a Time in the West

 


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