Posted: August 1, 2011 in Italy, Quiz, Sicily

I had several correct answers and therefore had to draw a winner and a runner-up.  The books [The Track of Sand and The Wings of the Sphinx]  will soon be making their way to the clever and lucky prize winners in Edinburgh and New York. Interestingly two cities with a lot of Italian connections. Well done!  

1] What happened on Via Fani in Rome on 16 March 1978?

Aldo Moro, a leader of the Christian Democracy, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, and later killed.

2] Name the crime writer who wrote a book about the events of 16 March, and its aftermath, and who was born in Racalmuto, Sicily?

Leonardo Sciascia, who was born in Racalmuto, Sicily, wrote about events described in question no. 1.

3] Who was the Italian novelist, dramatist and Noble Prize winner for literature who was born in Agrigento, Sicily?

Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello was born in Agrigento, Sicily.

4] Many of the events on the Italian Front [1915-1918] in the Great War have almost been fogotten, but two of the most famous people of the twentieth century were involved in that Italian conflict.
One was an ambulance driver, and one a sergeant in the medical corp was a stretcher-bearer. Who were they?

On the Italian Front in the Great War:  Ambulance driver was Ernest Hemingway; Medical Corps sergeant and stretcher-bearer was Pope John Paul XXIII; his birth name was Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli.

5] Who was the poet, journalist, novelist, dramatist and self proclaimed superman whose followers seized the city of Fiume on 12 September 1919?

Gabriele d’Annunzio ‘s followers seized Flume on Sept. 12, 1919.

  1. Congratulations to the winners! Winning a crimescrap quiz is an achievement to be proud of 🙂

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