ROME POP QUIZ
Use your imagination and click on your answers to these top Rome questions!
#1. Painting in Rome, Caravaggio rose to fame and his work took the world by storm. Although Caravaggio's paintings inspired Rembrandt and Velasquez, he himself remains a shadowy figure...but scholars have identified one of the most valuable sources for reconstructing his life:
A. his unpublished autobiography
*B. police reports and related documents
C. the immense Vatican archives
#2. Which Italian fashion company is NOT based in Rome?
#3. The white toga was traditional attire for men in the time of Ancient Rome. Keeping the toga white was quite important, so togas were washed and bleached using:
B. volcanic ash
C. sea water
#4. The emperor Domitian complained that he had the most unfortunate position in society since “no one believes emperors when they uncover an assassination plot unless they are already dead.” It turns out that Domitian was onto something. Not only would he be assassinated but of the 24 legitimate emperors who ruled during the Golden Age of Rome's Empire:
*A. 18 were assassinated
B. 12 were assassinated
C. 6 were assassinated
#5. Michelangelo spent more of his life in Rome than anywhere else, but he wasn't born here. Under what circumstances did Michelangelo first come to Rome?
A. searching for ancient Roman marble to make sculptures
*B. because he had been involved in an art fraud involving a wealthy cardinal
C. in order to attend his brother's ordination
#6. Rome is full of valuable art, much of it on public display. Paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian can sell for $100,000,000 but don't get any funny ideas! According to art-crime expert Noah Charney, stolen art on the black market sells for what percentage of it's true value:
*A. 10% of its true value
B. 33% of its true value
C. 50% of its true value
#7. The most prized mozzarella cheese is called 'mozzarella di bufala' and is made in the south of Italy using water-buffalo milk rather than cow milk. This wonderful cheese is practically lactose free and goes well on a pizza, as part of a 'caprese' salad, or by itself. But how to tell if it's a true buffalo-milk mozzarella:
A. snow-white color, not milk-white
B. delicate, almost-tangy flavor
C. creamy, stringy texture
*D. all of the above
#8. What is the best Italian snack?
*D. Pizza by the slice
*E. Fiori di zucca
#9. You can still enjoy some of Ancient Rome's magnificent public works when you come to visit. Rome's main street, Via del Corso, was in fact laid out over 2300 years ago and today you can still quench your thirst thanks to the Ancient Roman aqueducts. You'll see hundreds of small drinking fountains around the city center and some of them are still powered by the aqueducts! During the Golden Age, how much water was piped into the city by aqueduct:
A. close to 1,000,000 gallons / 4000 cubic meters per day
B. close to 10,000,000 gallons / 40,000 cubic meters per day
*C. close to 150,000,000 gallons / 600,000 cubic meters per day
#10. Which actress is NOT Italian?
tA. Claudia Cardinale !@/img/quiz/Cardinale.png@!
tB. Sofia Loren !@/img/quiz/Loren.png@!
t*C. Anita Ekberg !@/img/quiz/Ekberg.png@!
tD. Monica Bellucci !@/img/quiz/Bellucci.png@!
tE. Francesca Neri !@/img/quiz/Neri.png@!