The most difficult history of Italy riddles A list of history of Italy related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Italy quiz 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 6143 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 44% only 17 yearsonly 17 years20%83 years83 years12%224 years224 years22%over 1000 yearsover 1000 years44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9155 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 51% the kingthe king8%SardiniaSardinia31%Kingdom of NaplesKingdom of Naples51%MaltaMalta8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5672 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% BordeauxBordeaux20%GenoaGenoa53%RomeRome11%NaplesNaples15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9236 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages 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 9925 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 59% MoorsMoors59%peasantspeasants6%sailorssailors25%dancersdancers8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10850 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 72% Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler2%Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini72%Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco13%Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17049 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 89% ProvenceProvence2%VeniceVenice89%CataloniaCatalonia5%SaxonySaxony2%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9855 answers in 2 languages »culture riddles » Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.