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1. Sardinia is famous among tourists for its 'nuraghe'. What are they?
2. Another association made by people when they hear the name Sardinia is 'bandits'. Which of these villages became famous for its 'banditti' because of a film by Vittorio de Seta?
3. Another successful film about life in Sardinia was based on a book by Gavino Ledda:'Padre Padrone'. It won a 'Palme d' Or' at Cannes in 1977. Who made the film?
4. What's Sardinia's national emblem?
5. What is the village of Pattada famous for?
6. Bottarga is a local Sardinian delicacy. What is it exactly?
7. Which Sardinian town was founded as recently as 1938 and originally called Mussolinia?
8. A local traditional speciality made at Tonara is 'torrone' (what they call nougat at Montelimar). Which of these is NOT a basic ingredient in genuine 'torrone'?
9. When the Phenicians, Carthagians and ultimately the Romans began to 'visit' the island, the original population withdrew into the (mountainous) so-called Barbagia (from Latin Barbaria). What did the Romans use the flatter areas of the island as?
10. At a given moment Arabs were trying to conquer the island. Whose help did the Pope ask for to keep Sardinia out of Muslim hands?
11. Sardinia never managed to really escape foreign conquerors and rulers. Which of these is the only one that never 'owned' the island?
12. Sardinia was the last piece of territory that was added to the unified Italy.
13. The Sardinians managed to stay out of the First World War?
14. Along the Sardinian coast some 'ruins' of Phoenician settlements still can be visited. Among them: Tharros, Sulcis, Nora. Another Phoenician settlement was Karalis. What is its modern name?
15. Which of these politicians was the only one NOT born on Sardinia?
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