thumbnail

Pasta... or Composer?

Try to guess whether each word is a type of pasta or the last name of a musical composer.
Most of the composer answers are Italian.
Many have said to do a "both" or "neither" option. I will do that in future quizzes.
Quiz by xXSeanCuber22Xx
Rate:
Last updated: December 16, 2023
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedFebruary 26, 2019
Times taken19,901
Average score73.3%
Rating4.59
4:00
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
1. Rigatoni
Pasta
Composer
Pasta that is tube-shaped of varying lengths and diameters.
2. Linguine
Pasta
Composer
Pasta that is similar to Angel Hair and is made up of strand-like ribbons.
3. Bazzini
Pasta
Composer
Antonio Bazzini (1818 - 1897)
4. Mazzocchi
Pasta
Composer
Domenico Mazzocchi (1592 - 1665) or Virgilio Mazzocchi (1597 - 1646)
5. Ambrosini
Pasta
Composer
Marco Ambrosini (c. 1964 - )
6. Franchetti
Pasta
Composer
Alberto Franchetti (1860 - 1942) or Arnold Franchetti (1911-1993)
7. Rotelle
Pasta
Composer
Pasta shaped like little wheels with spokes.
8. Ravioli
Pasta
Composer
Dumpling-like pockets of pasta filled with a type of filling.
9. Strozzi
Pasta
Composer
Barbara Strozzi (1619 - 1677)
10. Bucatini
Pasta
Composer
Round, traditional spaghetti with hole in the middle.
11. Veracini
Pasta
Composer
Francesco Veracini (1690 - 1768)
12. Fettuccine
Pasta
Composer
Wide strands of pasta made from egg and flour similar to angel hair.
13. Vermicelli
Pasta
Composer
Long, skinny noodles.
14. Lalo
Pasta
Composer
Édouard Lalo (1823 - 1892)
15. Sacchettoni
Pasta
Composer
Small circles or squares of pasta filled like ravioli then fastened at the top like a bag.
29 Comments
+19
Level 66
Nov 21, 2023
I was disappointed not to see a "both" option. Maybe there could also be a "neither".
+3
Level 61
Nov 21, 2023
I'll look into it
+1
Level 60
Dec 15, 2023
I like it more without both/neither.
+2
Level 75
Nov 21, 2023
Somehow I got 80%!
+2
Level 41
Nov 25, 2023
lol

love this one

+3
Level 91
Nov 25, 2023
Alberto Franchetti’s son, Arnold Franchetti (1911-1993) was also a composer. Might want to add that in.
+3
Level 78
Nov 26, 2023
Arnold was the head of the theory and composition department at Hartt College of Music when I was there, so Arnold definitely deserves the mention too.
+8
Level 91
Nov 25, 2023
Wow, great minds think alike! I was not aware of this quiz at all and created: Pope, Pasta, Emperor, or Serie A Team - An Italy Click Quiz)
+3
Level 61
Nov 25, 2023
Great quiz!
+2
Level 95
Nov 25, 2023
Wow, those are some obscure composers. Lalo is the only one I am familiar with (his cello concerto is a lot of fun to play). I'm guessing a lot of them are opera composers, which I don't know as much about.

Cool quiz!

+2
Level 84
Nov 25, 2023
Just a heads up: the caveat of this quiz says that "Most of these will be Italian composers", but 7/15 of the answers are Italian composers, while 8/15 are pasta.
+3
Level 76
Nov 25, 2023
No, it means most of the composers are Italian. Not most of the answers. Edouard Lalo is French, not Italian.
+2
Level 81
Nov 26, 2023
There was a different caveat before
+2
Level 61
Nov 27, 2023
Yes I changed it but realized Lalo was French
+1
Level 91
Nov 25, 2023
Great idea. I thought I was going to breeze through this one. Found myself pausing for long stretches over a few of these. Strozzi, in particular, had me going back and forth almost until time ran out.
+1
Level 64
Nov 26, 2023
I like this quiz! Maybe one with three options to add in Italian painters? I like the idea of Botticelli with tomatoes...
+9
Level 85
Nov 26, 2023
I'm happy to say that I would've only attempted to cook & serve 1 composer for dinner. However the meal would've been served while listening to 3 different pastas on my record player.
+1
Level 61
Nov 27, 2023
Love this comment!
+3
Level 85
Nov 27, 2023
Even with a handful of guesses, I managed to get 14/15 !

Also, learned about Barbara Strozzi. I was surprised to see a woman from the early/mid 17th century, who had great success, despite receiving no support from the church, and minimal patronage from the nobility! Impressive woman!

+1
Level 89
Nov 30, 2023
Haha this stumped me.
+1
Level 66
Dec 1, 2023
maddeningly difficult!
+1
Level 77
Dec 4, 2023
Serge Fiori: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278551/.

By the way, I loved this quiz.

+3
Level 62
Dec 12, 2023
And Patrick Fiori, extremely famous in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Fiori

And indeed, amazing quiz!

+1
Level 61
Dec 16, 2023
Fixed!
+5
Level 72
Dec 12, 2023
Richard Risi is a current operatic tenor and composer. May need to change this question. Great quiz tho.
+1
Level 61
Dec 16, 2023
Changed the question!
+4
Level 78
Dec 12, 2023
As a native Italian I have never heard of "risi", "fiori", or "sacchettoni" pasta... I am satisfied with the fact that they exist, as there are hundreds of varieties of pasta, but I wonder if they are somewhat regional. It is also confusing sometimes as often names are changed for the export market, for example with "orzo" which in Italian simply means "barley" and indicates a grain rather than a pasta. Fun quiz!
+3
Level 18
Dec 12, 2023
the title should be ''Pasta...or Impasta''
+2
Level 40
Dec 13, 2023
most entertaining quiz I ever took, very good job :)