10 most difficult Italy riddles A list of ten (out of 43) 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 8% 1120%2234%3336%448%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14422 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 28% speedyspeedy14%furiousfurious12%racehorseracehorse45%SmithSmith28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10244 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 32% SicilianSicilian11%LatinLatin47%TuscanTuscan32%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 9467 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 35% Ligurian SeaLigurian Sea8%Ionian SeaIonian Sea35%Tyrrhenian SeaTyrrhenian Sea25%Aegean SeaAegean Sea31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2114 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 36% Federico FelliniFederico Fellini34%Micheangelo AntonioniMicheangelo Antonioni16%Luis BunuelLuis Bunuel13%Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica36%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 10906 answers in 2 languages »directors 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.very hard 39% SpainSpain10%SwedenSweden24%ItalyItaly39%The NetherlandsThe Netherlands25%Created by: Pritam Meitei. Statistics based on 8664 answers in 2 languages »economy 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.hard 40% VandalsVandals7%VisigothsVisigoths10%CarthaginiansCarthaginians40%ArabsArabs42%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 7074 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » Where was the world's first motorway built?In Italy. Italy was the first country in the world to start building motorways. Over 4,000 kilometers of multi-lane motorways were constructed in 1920s. The motorways were touted by Benito Mussolini in 1930, as one of the great achievements of his regime.hard 42% in Germanyin Germany37%in Francein France5%in the United Statesin the United States14%in Italyin Italy42%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14248 answers in 2 languages »etymology 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 43% CyprusCyprus11%SicilySicily25%StromboliStromboli43%RhodesRhodes19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 20149 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean 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 43% 1119%2230%3343%NoneNone7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19113 answers in 2 languages »volcanoes riddles » Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.