How well do you know your definite articles?
Try this quiz I made on Sporcle:
Awesome! Even if I did only get a 50%. Those non-Italian words get me like xylophone
Thanks! I happened to have heard about that one and just couldn't resist. ;) Apparently it's the only real exception to the article rules.
The idea is that if you know them really well, it won't be that hard.
EDIT: Because, there are only a few possible answers. So if you had more time, you could guess for each one.
That's a snappy quiz you've made there. Insofar it's reminded me of how maddening definite articles have been for me to learn. Gli is reserved for words that begin with vowels, Z, S+consonant... and dei. RRRRGGGGHHH.
Edit: Ha, got the 16/16. Are you planning on adding more words to the quiz?
How well do you think something like, say for example, a 25 word quiz that randomly pulls from a word bank of 50 words would fare?
Well, I'm not sure that's quite possible on Sporcle... I can look into it.
Well, the thinking behind it is the element of surprise. I got 16/16 because it was a short list and I did it three times in a row. In the moment I had memorized the list, but by now I've forgotten most of it, save for two words. La metro and gli dei... which now that I think about it were probably among the most important to remember since they defy the rules of definite articles... damn... nice work, dude. I didn't even realize I'd walked away permanently smarter.
That was fun! I really liked the word choices; this helped me learn those wacky article exceptions.