Test your knowledge of pasta shapes. Click on the name of the pasta from the multiple-choice list. A new picture will be displayed a few seconds after each click.
The whole world loves pasta! It is said that the Chinese invented pasta and that Marco Polo introduced it to Italy after returning from one of his trips in the 13th century. Dried pasta became very popular at that time because it had a long shelf life and it could be easily prepared.
Pasta dishes with tomato sauce became popular in Italy during the 19th century. Today, pasta is a staple food of Italy and the Italian laws require that dried pasta must be made with 100% durum semolina flour and water.
There are roughly 350 different shapes and varieties of dried pasta in Italy, and each shape has a name. Only the most common pasta shapes were used for this quiz.