Bella Italia

Inspired by nothing more than a recent, delightful holiday in Italy, this quiz is on all literary Italian things.

For Reading Addicts
On Jun 16, 2017
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In which 1908 novel do Lucy and her cousin, Charlotte, travel to Florence where Lucy discovers love and her better self?

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Finish the title of this Sarah Dunant novel set in Florence at the time of the Medicis; The Birth of ---

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Who is the Merchant of Venice?

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Elena Ferrante’s bestselling series of Neopolitan novels began with My Brilliant Friend, what is the 4th and final novel called?

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Which novel, set in 1327, is a murder mystery which takes place in an Italian abbey?

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In which Elizabeth von Armin novel does the charm, peace and romance of an Italian castle transform the lives of four disparate London ladies?

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Two Italian cities are in the titles of two Shakespeare plays; Venice is one, what is the other?

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Which Hemingway novel is the story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse?

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In which novella does Gustav von Aschenbach travel to Venice in order to get over his writer’s block?

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Which 14thC collection of novellas by Boccaccio contains 100 tales told by a group sheltering from the Black Death and is thought to have greatly influenced Chaucer?

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Which Shakespeare play begins ‘Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…’

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Finish the title of this popular novel about novels by Italo Calvino: If on a --- Night a Traveller

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The writer Durante degli Alighieri is better known as what?

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In the 1938 play the Life of Galileo by Brecht Galileo is tried and sentenced by the Church for what?

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In which Italian town was writer Primo Michele Levi born in 1919?

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Which play features Katherina Minola being wooed by Petruchio before the bemused citizens of Padua?

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In the Godfather young Vito Andolini changes his name to hide from his enemies, what does he take his new name from?

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How many of Shakespeare’s plays are set partially, if not exclusively, in Italy?

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Who wrote the classic novel The Leopard about the Prince of Salina who must choose between the forces of change and tradition in 1860s Sicily?

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Finish the title of this Anne Fine story for young children: How to Cross the Road and Not Turn into a ---

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