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Spain Quiz Questions

  1. What in Spain is El Gordo?


  2. The marriage of which two Spanish monarchs unified the country in the 15th century (they also sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus)?
  3. What is the the international car registration plate for Spain? And what about Gibraltar's international vehicle registration?
  4. Who abducated as King of Spain in 2014? And who became the new king?
  5. Which Spanish actor was the first to win an Oscar?
  6. Which city is is famous for the 'running of the bulls' festival each July?
  7. Which range of mountains forms a natural border between France and Spain? And can you name the highest peak in this range?
  8. Name the second most populated island of the Canary Islands?
  9. Costa Blanca means 'white coast' but what does Coast Brava mean? And which 'costa' means the Golden Coast?
  10. Which Spanish city, sometimes called the 'City of the Three Cultures', is known for its production of swords?
  11. Which Spanish musician is regarded as the world's finest and most famous cellist of the early the 20th century?
  12. Name the the largest city in the Basque Country?
  13. What is the most common surname in Spain?
  14. The Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park are in which city?
  15. What term is used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of the 16th, 17th and 18th century Spanish Empire that colonized much of the world for Spain?

Answers:

  1. The Spanish Lottery (El Gordo means 'fat one')



  2. Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile.
  3. E. And GBZ.
  4. Juan Carlos. Felipe VI.
  5. Javier Bardem (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 2007 film No Country for Old Men. Also, his wife is Penelope Cruz)
  6. Pamplona (during the San Fermín festival)
  7. Pyrenees. Aneto is the highest peak.
  8. Gran Canaria
  9. Wild Coast. Costa Dorado.
  10. Toledo
  11. Pablo Casals
  12. Bilbao
  13. Garcia (Fernandez is second, and Gonzalez third)
  14. Seville
  15. Conquistadors



Spain Quiz Questions

  1. The Alhambra (which translates to 'The Red One') is a palace and fortress in which city?
  2. Name the Spanish soup made of raw vegetables and served cold?
  3. Which mounain range contains the highest point of continental Spain? And name this highest point?
  4. What are Borsa de Barcelona and Bolsa de Madrid?
  5. Which city is known as the city of sherry, flamenco, horses and motorcycles?
  6. Can you name Spain's famous and only remaining department store chain?
  7. Name the third longest river on the Iberian Peninsular (it is believed to have got its name from the Celtic tribes' word for water)?
  8. Which Catalan architect designed Barcelona's famous church La Sagrada Família?
  9. You can see it in Madrid; what is 'The Third of May 1808'?
  10. What sort of food fight occurs on the streets of Bunyol on the last Wednesday of August?
  11. What was the British codename for Spanish double agent Juan Pujol García during World War II?
  12. Name the most famous major thoroughfare of Barcelona?
  13. The capital Madrid lies on which river?
  14. Which resort town on the Bay of Biscay is known for its Playa de la Concha beach and world-renowned restaurants?

Answers:

  1. Granada





  2. Gazpacho
  3. Sierra Nevada. Mulhacen. (Note: Spain's highest mountain is Teide in Tenerife, Canary Islands)
  4. Spanish Stock Exchanges
  5. Jerez
  6. El Corte Ingles
  7. Douro
  8. Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926
  9. A famous painting by Goya in the The Prado Museum, Madrid (Name Madrid's most famous art museum is probably a better question!)
  10. A tomato food fight
  11. Garbo
  12. La Rambla
  13. River Manzanare
  14. San Sebastian


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