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Study Guide Answers

1.     How many inner seas surround Italy?
     four
2.     The Valley of the Temples is on the ____________________________ coast.
     Sicilian
3.     In the year 1282, a French soldier insulted a Sicilian lady on her way to Vespers on Easter Monday. The slaughter that broke out because of this incident has become known as the "____________________________________________ ."
     Sicilian Vespers
4.     What is the name of the largest and most active volcano in Europe?
     Mount Etna
5.     How long does it take to create a mandolin?
     two months
6.     On the Bay of Naples, Romans believed that in the Flagrean Fields lay the opening to the ____________________________________________.
      underworld
7.     In Liguria, the first catch of the fishing season is offered to the public for free, to ensure good luck in the future. True or false?
     true
8.     What astronomer used the Leaning Tower of Pisa to conduct experiments about gravity?
     Galileo
9.     Where is the birthplace of the Renaissance?
     Florence
10.     Which work of art by Michelangelo is located in Florence?
     David
11.     The _________________________________________ was the first work written in Italian. All previous works had been written in Latin.
     Divine Comedy
12.     In Tuscany, the climate is good for ___________________________, as well as for grapes.
     olives
13.     How long did take for the gothic cathedral of Milan to be completed?
     500 years
14.     _________________________________ is a city without roads.
     Venice
15.     Who brought pasta to Italy?
     Marco Polo
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