Friday, January 11, 2013

Today's Trivia Question


The theme for the week is Pizza.

French writer and gourmet Alexandre Dumas visited Naples in 1830 and wrote about the city's love of pizza in his non-fiction work, Le Corricolo. What Alexandre Dumas novel serialized from 1844-1846 recounts the adventures of Edmond Dant├Ęs?

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Thursday's Question
In June 1889, Neapolitan Raffaele Esposito created a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil—each representing one of the three colors on the Italian flag—to honor a visit from the then Queen of Italy. Named in the queen's honor, Chef Esposito's famous pizza is now known by what name?

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Pizza Margherita

Wednesday's Question
In using mozzarella as a topping, Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito became the first person to put cheese on a pizza. Authentic mozzarella cheese is made from the milk of what animal?

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Water Buffalo 

Tuesday's Question
Though pizza-like flatbreads have been eaten since time immemorial, the Italian city of Naples is considered to be the birthplace of the modern pizza. Just five miles from the base of Mount Vesuvius, a strong southeastern wind saved Naples from being buried in 79 AD like Pompeii and what Ancient Roman resort town, where skeletons were discovered in 1981?

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Herculaneum 

Monday's Question
Beginning with the animated movie Toy Story, what fictional pizza restaurant has made an appearance—often just as a logo on a pizza delivery truck parked or passing by in the background—in every Pixar film except The Incredibles?

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Pizza Planet

Come back Monday for a new trivia question and a new theme!