10 most difficult Italy riddles A list of ten (out of 42) Italy related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Italy quiz How many countries use Italian as the official language?4. Italian is the official language in Italy, San Marino, Switzerland and the Holy See. Italian is also used in some parts of Slovenia and Croatia.very hard 7% 1120%2234%3337%447%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13694 answers in 2 languages »geography of Italy riddles » What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).very hard 30% speedyspeedy14%furiousfurious11%racehorseracehorse43%SmithSmith30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8256 answers in 4 languages »surnames 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 33% SicilianSicilian11%LatinLatin47%TuscanTuscan33%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 7101 answers in 2 languages »history of Italy riddles » What sea lies between Italy and Greece?Ionian Sea. Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean at −5,267 m (−17,280 ft), is located in the Ionian Sea.very hard 33% Ligurian SeaLigurian Sea9%Ionian SeaIonian Sea33%Tyrrhenian SeaTyrrhenian Sea26%Aegean SeaAegean Sea30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 928 answers in 9 languages »Mediterranean Sea riddles » Which film director was a leading figure in the Italian Neorealism movement?Vittorio De Sica. Italian Neorealist films mostly contend with moral conditions and the difficult economic situation of post-World War II Italy. De Sica's films reflect the changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including oppression, injustice, desperation and poverty. Vittorio De Sica has received the Palme D'Or in Cannes, Golden Bear in Berlin and 3 Academy Awards in Hollywood. very hard 37% Federico FelliniFederico Fellini34%Micheangelo AntonioniMicheangelo Antonioni14%Luis BunuelLuis Bunuel13%Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica37%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 6308 answers in 2 languages »directors riddles » Rome has never been sacked byCarthaginians. During the migration period Rome was sacked by Visigoths in 410, Vandals 45 years later. Four centuries later Arabs also plundered the Eternal City. Carthaginians led by Hannibal never conquered the city despite invading most of Italy.very hard 38% VandalsVandals8%VisigothsVisigoths10%CarthaginiansCarthaginians38%ArabsArabs43%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4880 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » Which major European country has no nuclear power plants?Italy is the only G8 country without its own nuclear power plants, having closed its last reactors in 1990. Italy relies heavily on imports and is the world's largest net importer of electricity, mostly from French nuclear power stations. The next nuclear-free economy on the European GDP list is Poland.hard 40% SpainSpain9%SwedenSweden24%ItalyItaly40%The NetherlandsThe Netherlands25%Created by: Pritam Meitei. Statistics based on 7232 answers in 2 languages »economy riddles » How many active volcanoes are there in Italy? (That have erupted during the last 100 years)3. These are Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli. There are several other volcanoes considered dormant, of which 7 erupted in historic times (Vulcano 1890, Isola Ferdinandea 1831, Campi Flegrei 1528, Ischia 1302, Larderello 1282, Lipari 729, Vulsini 104BC)hard 44% 1119%2229%3344%NoneNone6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14558 answers in 2 languages »volcanoes riddles » Which island is known as "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean"?Stromboli. Mt Stromboli has been in almost one continuous eruption for the past 2000 years, which is the longest known in the world. The volcano explodes at intervals ranging from minutes to hours. This is known as Strombolian eruption type, also observed at other volcanoes worldwide.hard 45% CyprusCyprus10%SicilySicily25%StromboliStromboli45%RhodesRhodes18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14550 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean 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 years22%over 1000 yearsover 1000 years45%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10817 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages riddles » Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.