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  1. What famed figure of history said, “I have suffered because I was an Italian?”
  2. What Italian American was the director of the Apollo Space Program?
  3. Who was the first person of Italian heritage elected to the United States Senate?
  4. Where are the famous “Columbus Doors” located?
  5. Who said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta”?
  6. Which saint is honored at the oldest Sicilian festival in America, held in Brooklyn, New York?
  7. Who were William Paca and Caesar Rodney?
  8. Which Italian wine is considered Italy’s finest?
  9. The six Piccirilli brothers carved which famous landmark and memorial in Washington, DC?
  10. Whose family motto is “Money to get power, power to protect money?”


  1. Nicola Sacco, of the Sacco and Vanzetti trials
  2. Dr. Rocco Petrone
  3. Sen. John Pastore of Rhode Island
  4. The United States Capitol in Washington, DC
  5. Federico Fellini
  6. Blessed Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Trapani)
  7. Both of Italian heritage, they signed the Declaration of Independence
  8. Brunello di Montalcino
  9. The Lincoln Memorial
  10. The Medici family