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Which famous Italian polymath created the 'Vitruvian Man' and painted 'The Last Supper' and the 'Mona Lisa'? Leonardo da Vinci
94.8%
Donatello
0.4%
Sandro Botticelli
0.3%
Michelangelo
3.8%
Which Italian led an expedition to the west and 'discovered' America in 1492? Christopher Columbus
88%
Amerigo Vespucci
6.8%
Marco Polo
2.9%
John Cabot
0.4%
Which Florentine statesman presided over the Golden Age of Florence in the 15th century? Lorenzo de' Medici
86.1%
Ludovico Ariosto
2%
Niccoló da Conti
4.6%
Girolamo Savonarola
2.3%
Which famous Italian from Como invented the battery? Alessandro Volta
83.3%
Evangelista Torricelli
2%
Giulio Natta
1.2%
Enrico Fermi
9.4%
Which Italian pioneered long-distance radio-transmission and is often credited for inventing the radio? Guglielmo Marconi
82.3%
Luigi Galvani
7%
Eugenio Barsanti
2.5%
Cesare Lombroso
3.3%
Which Italian author wrote 'The Prince' in the 16th century? Niccolò Machiavelli
82%
Torquato Tasso
1.8%
Giovanni Boccaccio
4.6%
Dante Alighieri
8.4%
Which world-famous Italian tenor passed away in 2007? Luciano Pavarotti
78.9%
Mario Del Monaco
1.4%
Andrea Bocelli
7.5%
Enrico Caruso
6.7%
Which Italian actor and director won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the comedy-drama 'Life Is Beautiful'? Roberto Benigni
72.5%
Terence Hill
3.9%
Marcello Mastroianni
11.7%
Christian De Sica
4.1%
Which modern Italian author wrote 'The Name of the Rose'? Umberto Eco
69%
Italo Calvino
8.7%
Andrea Camilleri
12.5%
Dario Fo
5%
Which Italian woman from the 14th century was made one of the patron saints of Italy? Catherine of Siena
68.1%
Trotula of Salerno
3.8%
Dorotea Bucca
2.7%
Isabella de' Medici
19.5%
Which Italian historical figure led the Expedition of the Thousand to help unify Italy in 1860? Giuseppe Garibaldi
67%
Giuseppe Mazzini
7.7%
Victor Emmanuel II
13.9%
Camillo Benso Conte Di Cavour
5.7%
Which Italian film director pioneered the 'Spaghetti Western' genre? Sergio Leone
65%
Pier Paolo Pasolini
3.8%
Michelangelo Antonioni
4.4%
Federico Fellini
22.9%
Which Italian composer of the 19th century produced famous works such as 'La Traviata', 'Rigoletto,' and 'Aida'? Giuseppe Verdi
61.7%
Giacomo Puccini
21.4%
Vincenzo Bellini
3.7%
Gioachino Rossini
6.8%
Which Italian actress became the oldest Bond girl when she appeared in 2015's 'Spectre'? Monica Bellucci
56.5%
Sophia Loren
28.1%
Virna Lisi
5.5%
Asia Argento
3.4%
Which Italian won the first ever Formula 1 World Championship in 1950? Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina
42.3%
Riccardo Patrese
8.4%
Alberto Ascari
24.5%
Giancarlo Fisichella
16.3%
Which Italian politician was murdered by the Red Brigades in March 1978? Aldo Moro
40.6%
Bettino Craxi
9%
Giulio Andreotti
21.4%
Benito Mussolini
20.1%
Which Italian writer created a unified Italian language in the 19th century while writing his masterpiece 'The Betrothed'? Alessandro Manzoni
38.7%
Italo Svevo
11.9%
Giovanni Verga
28.6%
Carlo Collodi
12.9%
Which Italian architect designed the Sagrestia Vecchia and the Florence Cathedral dome during the 15th century? Filippo Brunelleschi
36.2%
Francesco Borromini
7.3%
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
23.1%
Raphael
28.1%
Which Italian scientist won the Nobel prize in 1986 for her joint-discovery in nerve growth factor (NGF)? Rita Levi-Montalcini
33.9%
Margherita Hack
9.3%
Laura Bassi
26.1%
Maria Montessori
24.2%
Which 1959 Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet is one of the greatest exponents of the 'hermetic' period? Salvatore Quasimodo
17.7%
Giosué Carducci
23.5%
Giacomo Leopardi
27.1%
Dario Fo
24.1%

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