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What do German students know about the partner countries?

At the beginning of the project on topic in all partner schools was a short quiz: What do the students know about France and Italy - in general and particularly on the subject of food? 
Here you can find the questionnaires (including possible replies), and the answers actually given.

 

 

France

 Question Possible answers
Student answers (selection)

What do you first think of when you hear "France"?

 

good weather, Paris, Eiffel  Tower, Mona Lisa, baguette, the Mediterranean, fondue

What is for you "typically French"?

 

baguette, crêpes, thin mustache, wine

What does the French flag look like? (You can either draw it or describe it.)

 Französische Flagge  Französische Flagge

What's the name of the French capital? Which other French cities do you know?

PARIS, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux,…

PARIS, Lyon, Straßburg/Strasbourg, Toulouse, Mülhausen/Mulhouse, Marseille

Which typical French food/meals do you know?

baguette, croissant, camembert, tarte flambée, escargot, crêpes, …

tarte flambée, couscous, crêpes, camembert, cheese, Ratatouille, mussels

In your opinion, which food is most liked in France?

survey in 2011 (for Vie Pratique Gourmand)

1) le magret de canard (21%) => duck breast
2) les moules-frites (20%) => mussels with fries
3)le couscous (19%)    => Couscous

baguette, cheese, bizza

In France, the main meal of the day is eaten    
 ⃝ in the morning            ⃝ at noon            ⃝ in the evening.

in the evening

in the morning
in the evening

The French main meal of the day consists of the following (in correct order):

1)    apéritif
2)    entrée/starter
3)    main course
4)    cheese
5)    dessert
6)    digestif

1)    ?
2)    entrée/starter
3)   main course
4)    cheese
5)    dessert
6)   ?

Everywhere there are specialties which have their origin in a certain region.  Where – in your opinion – do these specialties come from (from which city, from which region)?

Soupe à l’oignon (onion soup): PARIS
Tarte flambée: ELSASS
Camembert: NORMANDIE
Bouillabaisse (fish soup): MARSEILLE
Crêpes: BRETAGNE

Soupe à l’oignon (onion soup):  ?
Tarte flambée:  ?
Camembert:  ?
Bouillabaisse (fish soup):  ?
Crêpes:  ?

 

 

 

Italy

 Question Possible answers
Student answers (selection)

What do you first think of when you hear "Italy"?

 

sun, pizza, warm weather, beaches, Spaghetti, Rome, the Vatican

What is for you "typically Italian"?

 

pasta, pizza, spaghetti, vegetables

What does the Italian flag look like? (You can either draw it or describe it.)

 Italienische Flagge  Italienische Flagge

What's the name of the Italian capital? Which other Italian cities do you know?

 

ROME, Milan, Pisa, Venice

Which typical Italian food/meals do you know?

Breakfast: maybe a cup of coffee, cookies, rusk, other sweet baked goods/pastries
Appetizers, salads etc.: bruschetta, olives, marinated vegetables, mozzarella and tomatoes, ham with melon, ...
Main courses: pizza, pasta, pesto, ...
Dessert: tiramisu
Further typical products / ingredients: olives, cheese (Parmesan, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, ...), cold cuts (mortadella, salami, ham, ...), wine, ...

Breakfast: ?
Appetizers: tomatoes with mozzarella, bruschetta
Main courses: spaghetti, pizza
Dessert: ice cream, tiramisu
Further typical products / ingredients: olive oil

In your opinion, which food is most liked in Italy?

Nutella (according to a survey published few years ago) – more: http://www.style.it/news/dalla-redazione/2011/11/03/cucina.aspx#--Gallery_37627 pizza, pasta, salad

The main meal in Italy traditionally consists of ____ courses:
___ appetizers, ___ main courses, ___ desserts.

In Italy, the main meal of the day is eaten    
 ⃝ in the morning            ⃝ at noon            ⃝ in the evening.

 The main meal in Italy traditionally consists of __4__ courses: __1_ appetizer, __2_ main courses, __1_ desserts.

 

in the evening

3/4?

 


in the evening

In every country there are regional specialties. Some things that are now known throughout the country or worldwide have their origin in a certain region.

Where do (presumably) the following Italian dishes come from (from which city or region, from the north, south, east, west...)?

Pizza: Naples (south/west; region Campania)
Pasta: China (200 BC), Ancient Greece, Italy (Etruscans = middle/north Italy - up to 100 BC); the first written document which talks about pasta in our modern definition names Sicily (Palermo) and says that it a very popular dish and export article (geographical text by Muhammad al-Idrisi, 1154)
Crauti, canederli, Schweinsbraten: Trentino, southern Tyrol, northern Italy

Pizza: ? (from a poor region)
Pasta: ?
Crauti, canederli, Schweinsbraten: from the North, southern Tyrol