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1. While chipolata in English refers to a small sausage, the original Italian word, cipolla, refers to which vegetable, a member of the allium family?
2. Which architectural feature derives its English name from the Italian words meaning 'viewpoint' or 'beautiful view'?
3. If you utter something 'sotto voce', how are you speaking?
4. The cocktail consisting of sparkling wine, or champagne, and peach puree is named for which Renaissance painter?
5. Which Italian word is used to describe someone who 'dabbles' in an activity such as music or art in a superficial manner?
6. Which originally Italian word is used, particularly in the UK, for a game of chance where tickets are drawn from a revolving drum in the hope of winning a prize?
7. The name of which curved sword is believed to have originated in Italy?
8. In English, the word confetti is used to describe small bits of paper thrown at a bride and groom for luck. To what, also wedding related, does it refer in the original Italian?
9. The name for a free lance photographer, paparazzo (or paparazzi for the plural version) came into common usage from which of these, dating from 1960?
10. Which of these Italian words refers to someone possessing a particular skill, often in playing a musical instrument?
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