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Lerici: Quiz


Question 1: The origins of the town date back to the ________ period.
Etruscan civilizationEtruscan originsEtruscan languageEtruscan mythology

Question 2: After it had been sold to ________, it became involved in a series of conflicts between Genua and Pisa, as it was on their common border.

Question 3: Lerici is also twinned with Horsham, in ________, although the latter no longer records this as an 'active' twinning on its official website
EnglandGreat BritainScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 4: English writers ________ and Percy Bysshe Shelley lived some three miles north in an isolated old boat house called Casa Magni, and anchored their sailing boat in Lerici.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronMary ShelleyWilliam BlakeFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

Question 5: Hungarian author ________, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel had a villa built in the hills above Lerici, near the locality of Bellavista, and called it La Padula [1].
Henry Rider HaggardBudapestBaroness Emma OrczyAlexandre Dumas, père

Question 6: Percy Bysshe Shelley was drowned on July 8, 1822 in the Bay of Spezia, returning to Lerici from a journey to Leghorn and ________.

Question 7: Today the castle contains a museum of ________.
PaleontologyBiologyEcologyGeologic time scale

Question 8: In the ________ the town came under Genovese control.
Late Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 9: The popularity of Lerici with the Shelleys and with ________ earned the Golfo di Lerici its nickname as the Golfo dei Poeti.
Mary ShelleyPercy Bysshe ShelleyWilliam BlakeGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Question 10: Orczy and her husband Montague Barstow spent several months there in the 1930s - alternating between La Padula, Villa Bijou in ________, and trips to England.
Monaco-VilleMonte CarloMonacoOpéra de Monte-Carlo


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