10 most difficult Italy riddles A list of ten (out of 32) Italy related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Italy quiz 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 7519 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%LatinLatin48%TuscanTuscan32%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 6150 answers in 2 languages »history of Italy 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 32% Federico FelliniFederico Fellini36%Micheangelo AntonioniMicheangelo Antonioni16%Luis BunuelLuis Bunuel13%Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica32%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 4508 answers in 2 languages »directors riddles » How many countries use Italian as the official language?3. Italian is the official language in Italy, San Marino and Switzerland. The Holy See is not included, as its only official language is Latin.very hard 37% 1120%2234%3337%447%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12471 answers in 2 languages »geography of Italy 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 6350 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 41% 1120%2230%3341%NoneNone7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11783 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 42% CyprusCyprus11%SicilySicily26%StromboliStromboli42%RhodesRhodes19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11475 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean riddles » What is the name of the highest mountain of the Dolomites?Marmolada. The Dolomites are a part og Southern Limestone Alps located in northeastern Italy. Marmolada (3342 m) is located about 100 kilometres north-northwest of Venice, from which it can be seen on a clear day.hard 43% CioccolatoCioccolato15%TiramisuTiramisu21%MarmoladaMarmolada43%GelatoGelato18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10875 answers in 2 languages »sweets 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 9172 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean Sea 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 45% in Germanyin Germany36%in Francein France5%in the United Statesin the United States13%in Italyin Italy45%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9464 answers in 2 languages »etymology riddles » Play Italy quiz and see all the questions.