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Virgil Quiz

Virgil Quiz Questions

Ancient Roman bust (so-called "Bust of Ve...

Ancient Roman bust (so-called “Bust of Vergil”) from the Tomb of Vergil in Naples, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. What was Virgil’s original name?
a) Publius Vergilius Maro
b) Sextus Pompeius Pius
c) Marcus Vispanius Agrippa
d) Lucius Varius Rufus

2. When was Virgil born?
a) 27 January 90 BC
b) 24 May 82 BC
c) 23 July 76 BC
d) 15 October 70 BC

3. Where was Virgil born?
a) Naples
b) Andes
c) Florence
d) Venice

4. Which eclogue of Virgil is said to be prophetic about Christianity?
a) Sixth
b) Ninth
c) Fourth
d) Seventh

5. To whom did Virgil dedicate the Georgics?
a) Gaius Maecenas
b) Marcus Quintilianus
c) Lucius Seneca
d) Sextus Burrus

6. Which epic did Virgil write?
a) Iliad
b) Odyssey
c) Aeneid
d) Beowulf

7. Who considered Virgil as their national poet?
a) Greeks
b) Persians
c) Trojans
d) Romans

8. When did Virgil die?
a) 15 March 11 BC
b) 22 June 8 BC
c) 21 September 19 BC
d) 12 November 4 AD

9. Where did Virgil die?
a) Brundisium
b) Pharsalus
c) Actium
d) Carthage

10. Where was Virgil buried?
a) Florence
b) Geneva
c) Posilipo
d) Lausanne

Virgil Quiz Questions with Answers

1. What was Virgil’s original name?
a) Publius Vergilius Maro

2. When was Virgil born?
d) 15 October 70 BC

3. Where was Virgil born?
b) Andes

4. Which eclogue of Virgil is said to be prophetic about Christianity?
c) Fourth

5. To whom did Virgil dedicate the Georgics?
a) Gaius Maecenas

6. Which epic did Virgil write?
c) Aeneid

7. Who considered Virgil as their national poet?
d) Romans

8. When did Virgil die?
c) 21 September 19 BC

9. Where did Virgil die?
a) Brundisium

10. Where was Virgil buried?
c) Posilipo

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Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:35:15.

Giuseppe Piazzi Quiz

Giuseppe Piazzi was an Italian Catholic priest of the Theatine order, mathematician, and astronomer. perhaps his most famous discovery was the first asteroid, Ceres. – Wikipedia

Giuseppe Piazzi Quiz Questions with Answers

English: Portrait of Giuseppe Piazzi

Portrait of Giuseppe Piazzi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When did Giuseppe Piazzi discover Ceres?
a) 1 January 1801
b) 6 May 1804
c) 4 August 1809
d) 8 November 1805

2. When was Giuseppe Piazzi born?
a) 2 February 1756
b) 4 April 1751
c) 16 July 1746
d) 9 December 1741

3. Where was Giuseppe Piazzi born?
a) Turin
b) Ponte de Valtellina
c) Milan
d) Venice

4. Where order did Giuseppe Piazzi join?
a) Dominican
b) Capuchin
c) Augustinian
d) Theatine

5. What did Giuseppe Piazzi teach in Rome?
a) Medicine
b) Theology
c) Surgery
d) Physics

6. How many stars did Giuseppe Piazzi mention in his catalogue?
a) 7,646
b) 1,248
c) 8,421
d) 4,568

7. Where did Giuseppe Piazzi teach higher mathematics?
a) Paris
b) Naples
c) Palermo
d) Geneva

8. What did Giuseppe Piazzi found in Palermo?
a) Hospital
b) Priory
c) Abbey
d) Observatory

9. When did Giuseppe Piazzi die?
a) 16 March 1864
b) 20 June 1855
c) 22 July 1826
d) 12 October 1842

10. Where did Giuseppe Piazzi die?
a) Padua
b) Ravenna
c) Viterbo
d) Naples

Giuseppe Piazzi Quiz Questions with Answers

Piazzi's book "Della scoperta del nuovo p...

Piazzi’s book “Della scoperta del nuovo pianeta Cerere Ferdinandea” outlining the discovery of Ceres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When did Giuseppe Piazzi discover Ceres?
a) 1 January 1801

2. When was Giuseppe Piazzi born?
c) 16 July 1746

3. Where was Giuseppe Piazzi born?
b) Ponte de Valtellina

4. Where order did Giuseppe Piazzi join?
d) Theatine

5. What did Giuseppe Piazzi teach in Rome?
b) Theology

6. How many stars did Giuseppe Piazzi mention in his catalogue?
a) 7,646

7. Where did Giuseppe Piazzi teach higher mathematics?
c) Palermo

8. What did Giuseppe Piazzi found in Palermo?
d) Observatory

9. When did Giuseppe Piazzi die?
c) 22 July 1826

10. Where did Giuseppe Piazzi die?
d) Naples

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:35:35.

Lucrezia Borgia Quiz

This quiz is about Lucrezia Borgia, duchess of Ferrara, daughter of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI, Italian noblewoman and a central figure of the infamous Borgia family of the Italian Renaissance.

Lucrezia Borgia Quiz Questions

1. When was Lucrezia Borgia born?
a) 4 February 1484
b) 18 April 1480
c) 5 August 1479
d) 3 October 1475

2. Where was Lucrezia Borgia born?
a) Rome
b) Barcelona
c) Valencia
d) Pamplona

3. Who was Lucrezia Borgia’s mother?
a) Anne de Pisseleu
b) Frances Teresa Stuart
c) Jeanne Antoinette
d) Vannozza Catanei

4. What was Lucrezia Borgia’s father’s name when she was born?
a) Dante Alighieri
b) Giovanni Boccassio
c) Rodrigo Borgia
d) Alanso Borgia

5. Why did Giovanni Sforza flee from Rome?
a) Plague in Rome
b) Alexander VI allied with Naples
c) Huns attacked Rome
d) Julius II joined League of Cambrai

6. On what grounds Lucrezia Borgia’s marriage to Giovanni Sforza was annulled?
a) Non-consummation
b) Spiritual relationship
c) Adoption
d) Consanguinity

7. Who was behind the murder of Alfonso of Bisceglie?
a) Juan Borgia
b) Niccolo Machiavelli
c) Cesare Borgia
d) Galezzo Sforza

8. When did Lucrezia Borgia marry Alfonso d’Este?
a) 8 March 1544
b) 15 May 1542
c) 9 September 1499
d) 30 December 1501

9. When did Lucrezia Borgia die?
a) 26 January 1524
b) 24 June 1519
c) 11 July 1533
d) 12 November 1536

10. Where did Lucrezia Borgia die?
a) Milan
b) Naples
c) Ferrara
d) Viterbo

Lucrezia Borgia Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Lucrezia Borgia born?
b) 18 April 1480

2. Where was Lucrezia Borgia born?
a) Rome

3. Who was Lucrezia Borgia’s mother?
d) Vannozza Catanei

4. What was Lucrezia Borgia’s father’s name when she was born?
c) Rodrigo Borgia

5. Why did Giovanni Sforza flee from Rome?
b) Alexander VI allied with Naples

6. On what grounds Lucrezia Borgia’s marriage to Giovanni Sforza was annulled?
a) Non-consummation

7. Who was behind the murder of Alfonso of Bisceglie?
c) Cesare Borgia

8. When did Lucrezia Borgia marry Alfonso d’Este?
d) 30 December 1501

9. When did Lucrezia Borgia die?
b) 24 June 1519

10. Where did Lucrezia Borgia die?
c) Ferrara

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:32:10.