10 most difficult history of Italy riddles A list of history of Italy related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Italy quiz What material is the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?Concrete. The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.very hard 27% concreteconcrete27%marblemarble36%sandstonesandstone32%woodwood4%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1140 answers in 2 languages »Rome riddles » What pregnant women were prohibited by Venetian law in 1430?Platform shoes. Chopines - high platform shoes were extremely popular among women of all classes in late Middle Ages Italy. Chopines, that could be as high as 30 inches, sometimes were causing serious injuries while falling down. very hard 31% abortionabortion4%open shoulder dressesopen shoulder dresses9%platform shoesplatform shoes31%travelling by gondolatravelling by gondola54%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1762 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages riddles » 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.very hard 32% SicilianSicilian11%LatinLatin47%TuscanTuscan32%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 9207 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » 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. hard 45% only 17 yearsonly 17 years19%83 years83 years12%224 years224 years23%over 1000 yearsover 1000 years45%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13464 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean Sea riddles » 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.hard 50% the kingthe king7%SardiniaSardinia32%Kingdom of NaplesKingdom of Naples50%MaltaMalta8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9827 answers in 2 languages »Italy riddles » 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.hard 53% BordeauxBordeaux21%GenoaGenoa53%RomeRome10%NaplesNaples14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15648 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » 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.hard 54% slavesslaves10%textilestextiles30%spicesspices54%graingrain4%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 14087 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » 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.hard 57% MoorsMoors57%peasantspeasants6%sailorssailors27%dancersdancers8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 18914 answers in 4 languages »flags riddles » 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.easy 73% Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler2%Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini73%Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco13%Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 29343 answers in 2 languages »death riddles » 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.very easy 88% ProvenceProvence2%VeniceVenice88%CataloniaCatalonia5%SaxonySaxony2%Created by: Kasia. 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