Culture Bowl 2
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Roberta Pennasilico, Naples High School
Art &
History &
literature
Geography
100
Language
Current
Events
Miscellaneous
100
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200
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400
400
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500
500
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500
Art & Literature
100 Point Question
Who painted the Mona Lisa?
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Art & literature
100 Point Answer
Leonardo da Vinci
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Art & Literature
200 Point Question
What is the Italian name for the period
in XV century that saw the rebirth of
the arts in general?
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Art & Literature
200 Point Answer
Il Rinascimento
(The Renaissance)
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Art & Literature
300 Point Question
Who wrote the “Cantico dei Cantici”,
one of the very first documented
poems in Italian?
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Art & Literature
300 Point Answer
St. Francis of Assisi
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Art & Literature
400 Point Question
Name the Italian movie shot in the islands
of Procida (near Naples) and Salina
(Sicily), which talks about the friendship
between poet Neruda and a Neapolitan
young man.
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Art & Literature
400 Point Answer
The Postman (Il Postino)
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Art & Literature
500 Point Question
What is the name of the Opera
House in Milan?
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Art & Literature
500 Point Answer
La Scala
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History & Geography
100 Point Question
Which is the largest island in Italy?
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History & Geography
100 Point Answer
Sicily
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History & Geography
200 Point Question
Ravello and Positano are small towns
on a famous Italian coast. Which one?
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History & Geography
200 Point Answer
The Amalfi Coast
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History & Geography
300 Point Question
Who said the sentence:
I came, I saw, I conquered
(Veni, vidi, vici)?
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History & Geography
300 Point Answer
Julius Ceasar
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History & Geography
400 Point Points
In which year did Vesuvius erupt?
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History & Geography
400 Point Answer
79 A. D.
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History & Geography
500 Point Question
What is the name of the Northern
coast of Sardinia, famous for
luxurious villas with private beaches?
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History & Geography
500 Point Answer
The Emerald Coast
(La costa smeralda)
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Language
100 Point Question
How do you call the different
languages spoken in the different
regions of Italy?
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Language
100 Point Answer
Dialects
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Language
200 Point Question
How do you say:
“I don’t like singing?”
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Language
200 Point Answer
Non mi piace cantare.
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Language
300 Point Question
A term used in English, A. D., derives
from Latin. What does it stand for?
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Theme 3 Response
300 Points
Anno Domini
(in the year of the Lord)
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Language
400 Point Question
What is another English word for
“freedom”, of Latin root?
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Theme 3 Response
400 Point Answer
Liberty = Liberta’
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Language
500 Point Question
Italian poet to first win the Nobel prize
for literature in 1906. His main collection
of poems is “Rime”, and he translated
Homer’s “Iliad” into Italian. Who is he?
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Language
500 Point Answer
Giosué Carducci
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Current Events
100 Point Question
Valentino, Versace, Ferre’.
Who are they?
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Current Events
100 Point Answer
Italian fashion designers.
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Current Events
200 Point Question
Who was Luciano Pavarotti?
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Current Events
200 Point Answer
An opera singer
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Current Events
300 Point Question
What is the most famous Italian music
show that takes place in mid-February
and lasts almost a week?
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Current Events
300 Point Answer
Il Festival di Sanremo
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Current Events
400 Point Question
What is the name of the Prime
Minister in Italian?
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Current Events
400 Point Answer
Presidente del Consiglio
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Current Events
500 Point Question
There are farms-resorts that offer tourists a
relaxing vacation in the open air. They are often
located in the middle of the country, so they grow
their own food and offer it to their guests. What
is this form of tourism called?
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Current Events
500 Point Answer
Agriturismo
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Miscellanous
100 Point Question
Where is the most popular Carnival
parade held?
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Miscellaneous
100 Point Answer
Venice
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Miscellaneous
200 Point Question
What’s the most famous wine
produced in Tuscany?
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Miscellaneous
200 Point Answer
Chianti
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Miscellaneous
300 Point Question
Name the Neapolitan actor who made
a lot of comedies in the 1960’s, wore a
bowler hat and made a lot of new
words/expressions in Italian.
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Miscellaneous
300 Point Answer
Toto’
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Miscellaneous
400 Point Question
Madame Butterfly and Turandot are
operas written by….?
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Miscellaneous
400 Point Answer
Giacomo Puccini
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Miscellaneous
500 Point Question
This movie by Gabriele Salvatores won the
Oscar prize in 1992. It is about a group of
Italian soldiers abandoned on a Greek island at
the end of WW2. What movie is it?
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Miscellaneous
500 Point Answer
Mediterraneo
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