History of Italy questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of Italy. What was the second "Sicily" in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies? (one was the island of Sicily)Kingdom of Naples. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was formed as a union of the Kingdom of Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples, which collectively had long been called the "Two Sicilies". It was the largest of the states of the region known as Italy before the Italian unification.Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean Sea riddles »hard 51% the kingthe king465SardiniaSardinia1811Kingdom of NaplesKingdom of Naples2934MaltaMalta480 Which city was famed for its crossbowmen mercenaries during the Middle Ages?Genoa. The Genoese crossbowmen were a famous military corps of the Middle Ages, which acted both as mercenaries for many European powers. Armed with crossbows made in Genoa by the Balistai Corporation, they fought both on land (including the Siege of Jerusalem and Battle of Crécy) and in naval battles. The Genoese crossbowmen remained one of the most respected military corps until the 16th century, well after the introduction of black-powder weapons in Europe.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle Ages riddles »hard 53% BordeauxBordeaux1869GenoaGenoa4954RomeRome1022NaplesNaples1409 Which country leader ended like that?Benito Mussolini. Mussolini (second from left) was captured and executed near Lake Como by Italian partisans. His body was then taken to Milan and hung upside down at a petrol station, the same place that the fascists had displayed the bodies of fifteen Milanese civilians a year earlier after executing them in retaliation for resistance activity.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeath riddles »easy 72% Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler445Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini12420Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco2238Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet1971 On which language is Italian standard language based?Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.Created by: Paul Caspackhistory of Europe riddles »very hard 32% SicilianSicilian693LatinLatin2952TuscanTuscan1994LombardianLombardian511 How long did the Republic of Venice exist?Over 1000 years. The Republic of Venice existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century until 1797. That was one of the longest uninterrupted existence of a sovereign country in the history of Europe. Created by: globalquiz.orgItaly riddles »hard 44% only 17 yearsonly 17 years187783 years83 years1160224 years224 years2065over 1000 yearsover 1000 years4070 What kind of trade made Venice rich?Spices. From the 8th until the 15th century, the Republic of Venice had the monopoly on lucrative spice trade with the Middle East, as it controlled East Mediterranean sea routes. It was the main reason for Spain and Portugal to seek sea routes to India.Created by: Kasiahistory riddles »hard 54% slavesslaves1093textilestextiles3000spicesspices5412graingrain438 Whose heads are on the flag of Sardinia?Moors. The flag represents four Moorish invaders blindfolded for execution (Moors cut heads are also popular in Spanish emblems). A regional law approved in 1999 changed the flag, with the bandages now encircling the forehead.Created by: Kasiaflags riddles »hard 59% MoorsMoors6449peasantspeasants679sailorssailors2822dancersdancers916 Where does this mask come from?Venice. Masks have been a main feature of the Venetian carnival since the 13th century. As masks were also allowed on Ascension and before Christmas, people could spend a large proportion of the year in disguise.Created by: Kasiaculture riddles »very easy 89% ProvenceProvence283VeniceVenice8835CataloniaCatalonia553SaxonySaxony207 Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.