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We Want Pisa

written by: bobby
 
Let's see how much you know about the intriguing Italian city of Pisa.

Question 1:

View the provided image.
You can see a map of Italy on the picture. Pisa corresponds to this letter.
A
C
B
D


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Question 2:


Pisa reached its apex in the Middle Ages when it was one of the four Marine Republics of Italy, together with three of these cities. Which is the odd one?
Palermo
Venice
Amalfi
Genoa

Question 3:


Pisa's decline began in this year, when it was defeated by Genoa in the naval Battle of Meloria.
1484
1284
1184
1384

Question 4:


Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo Pisano, also known as Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician and is best known for the discovery of the Fibonacci numbers, which form the following sequence.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, ...

Do you know what the next number is?
15
8
6
10

Question 5:


Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.
False
True

Question 6:


The Leaning Tower of Pisa started leaning soon after construction began in August of 1173. This was the inclination in the beginning of the 21st century.
About 21 degrees
About 6 degrees
About 17 degrees
About 11 degrees

Question 7:


The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is not the only leaning tower in the city.
False
True

Question 8:


Following his idea of strong Italy, this Italian ruler wanted to fix the Leaning Tower of Pisa, so cement was poured into its foundation.
Amintore Fanfani
Benito Mussolini
Silvio Berlusconi
Romano Prodi

Question 9:


The Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually a campanile and has this number of bells.
1
7
3
12

Question 10:


The Leaning Tower of Pisa used to lean in the opposite direction.
True
False

 


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