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Quiz about Italian History from 20202022
Quiz about Italian History from 20202022

Italian History from 2020-2022 Quiz


This quiz will test your knowledge of events and the people of Italy from 2020 to 2022. Good luck on the quiz!

A multiple-choice quiz by Triviaballer. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Triviaballer
Time
3 mins
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Multiple Choice
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411,746
Updated
Feb 23 23
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Question 1 of 10
1. Like many other nations, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy hard in 2020. In what region of Italy, in the city of Codogno (54 km from Milan), was the first outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on February 21, 2020? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What individual, who served as Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 to 2021, signed a decree that imposed a national lockdown in March 2020? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In what nation was the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio killed, after he and his bodyguard were shot near Virunga National Park, in February 2021? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What was the name of the Italian rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with "Zitti e buoni", giving Italy its first win since 1990? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What continental sports tournament with 24 teams opened in Rome in June 2021 and was eventually won by Italy, for the first time since 1968? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What Italian, whose name sounds like a French city, was jointly awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on complex systems? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In what Italian city was the G20 summit held in October 2021 that rolled back tariffs previously imposed by the USA? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Due to security concerns, the Italian embassy in Ukraine was moved from Kyiv to what city in western Ukraine, in March 2022? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. On what mountain, the highest of the Dolomites, did a block of glacial ice called a serac collapse on July 3, 2022 causing the deaths of 11 mountain climbers? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Who became the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Italy, when she took office in October 2022? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Like many other nations, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy hard in 2020. In what region of Italy, in the city of Codogno (54 km from Milan), was the first outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on February 21, 2020?

Answer: Lombardy

The Italian government announced on February 21, 2020 that the town of Codogno in Lombardy had 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from residents that had not been traveling internationally. Administratively, Codogno is a part of the province of Lodi in the region of Lombardy. Codogno had a 2021 human population of 15,789 and on February 22, 2020, the city was quarantined in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
2. What individual, who served as Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 to 2021, signed a decree that imposed a national lockdown in March 2020?

Answer: Giuseppe Conte

Giuseppe Conte was born in 1964 and he served as Prime Minister of Italy as an independent. Conte's decision to impose a national lockdown of Italy had popular support but the economic impact of the decision was widely criticized.
3. In what nation was the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio killed, after he and his bodyguard were shot near Virunga National Park, in February 2021?

Answer: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Luca Attanasio served as the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2017 until he was murdered in 2021. An investigation did not conclusively determine who was behind the attempted kidnapping and murder that took Attanasio's life.

The incident understandably caused the relationship between Italy and both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda to be strained.
4. What was the name of the Italian rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with "Zitti e buoni", giving Italy its first win since 1990?

Answer: Måneskin

Måneskin was formed in Rome in 2016 and it included vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. The band came in second on the show "X Factor" in 2017 but their breakthrough came in May 2021 when they won Eurovision for Italy with "Zitti e buoni". Måneskin was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
5. What continental sports tournament with 24 teams opened in Rome in June 2021 and was eventually won by Italy, for the first time since 1968?

Answer: Euro 2020 (UEFA European Football Championship)

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the UEFA Euro 2020's start date from June 2020 to June 2021. Thirteen cities across Europe hosted football matches. Italy won all three of its Group A matches and finished with a +7 goal differential. Then Italy defeated Austria in the Round of 16 (2-1), Belgium in the quarterfinals (2-1), Spain in the semifinals on penalty kicks and England in the final on penalty kicks.

The semi-finals and the final were played in London.
6. What Italian, whose name sounds like a French city, was jointly awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on complex systems?

Answer: Giorgio Parisi

Giorgio Parisi was born in Rome in 1948 and he has worked for the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Sapienza University. Along with the German scientist Klaus Hasselmann, Parisi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2021 for their work on complex systems that allowed "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."
7. In what Italian city was the G20 summit held in October 2021 that rolled back tariffs previously imposed by the USA?

Answer: Rome

The 2021 G20 Rome summit was the sixteenth summit of the G20 nations and the first to be held in Italy. The G20 (Group of 20) consists of 19 countries and the European Union and its focus is on ensuring economic stability and addressing issues like climate change.

At the 2021 G20 Rome summit, the United States agreed to a tariff-rate quota on steel and aluminum and the European Union agreed to end their retaliatory tariffs on the United States.
8. Due to security concerns, the Italian embassy in Ukraine was moved from Kyiv to what city in western Ukraine, in March 2022?

Answer: Lviv

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 prompted condemnation from the Italian government and the moving of its embassy in Ukraine from Kyiv to Lviv. Lviv is located just 43 miles (70 km) east of Poland. Several other nations moved their embassies to Lviv and some Ukrainian government agencies and media outlets also moved from Kyiv to Lviv. To aid in the war effort, the Italian government began sending weapons to Ukraine on February 28, 2022.
9. On what mountain, the highest of the Dolomites, did a block of glacial ice called a serac collapse on July 3, 2022 causing the deaths of 11 mountain climbers?

Answer: Marmolada

Marmolada is located at the border of the regions of Trentino and Veneto and it is called the 'Queen of the Dolomites' due to its prominence. Marmolada rises to an elevation of 10,968 ft (3,343 m). The collapse of the serac on Marmolada on July 3, 2022 triggered an avalanche that sent down more than 200,000 cubic meters of ice. Tragically, 11 mountaineers died and eight others were wounded.
10. Who became the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Italy, when she took office in October 2022?

Answer: Giorgia Meloni

On July 21, 2022, Mario Draghi resigned as the Prime Minister of Italy. Afterwards, the Italian President Sergio Mattarella dissolved the parliament and a special election was held on September 25, 2022. As the leader of the Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni won the election and became the first female Prime Minister of Italy. Giorgia Meloni was born in 1977 in Rome and she became actively involved in politics at the age of 15 as a member of the Youth Front.
Source: Author Triviaballer

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