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History of railways in Italy: Quiz


Question 1: The period from 1922 to 1939 was heavy with important construction and modernisation programmes for the Italian railways, which incorporated also 400 km (249 miles) from the Ferrovie Reali Sarde of ________.

Question 2: Studies for electrification, which was already present in the lines around ________ and in Valtellina, were encouraged.
SaronnoLuinoBusto ArsizioVarese

Question 3: In 1875 a proposal of the Italian government to form a single company out of the existing concessionaires was refused by the ________, provoking also the fall of the government.
Federal Assembly of RussiaParliament of ItalyItalian Chamber of DeputiesItalian Senate

Question 4: A ________ factory was also founded in Genoa, in order to avoid the English monopoly in the field.
TrainRail transportLocomotiveSteam locomotive

Question 5: The fundamental line Battipaglia-________ was doubled, while a program of updating of infrastructures, superstructures, services, colour-light signalling and cars were updated or extended.
Reggio CalabriaLocriOppido MamertinaAfrico

Question 6: In 1870 the last remnant of Papal States was also annexed to Italy: it comprised the railway connection from Rome to Frascati, ________, Terni and Cassino (through Velletri).
CivitavecchiaCastel GandolfoAricciaAlbano Laziale

Question 7: In the 1960s the FS started an innovative project for ________.
TGVMaglev (transport)High-speed railInter-city rail

Question 8: This was followed by the opening of other sections which connected with ________, Switzerland and Lombardy-Venetia.
FranceItalyUnited KingdomCanada

Question 9: Lines in the Papal States were still in construction, while Sicily had its first, short railroad only in 1863 (________-Bagheria).

Question 10: Works on the high-speed lines continued, the Rome-Naples being opened in ________.


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