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Quiz Questions

  1. In which year did the Spanish Civil War start?
  2. In which year did the Spanish Civil War end?
  3. Who was the leader of the Nationalist forces?
  4. The Nationalists, the name given to the rebels in the military coup, received aid mainly from which two countries?

  5. Who won the Spanish Civil War, the Republicans or the Nationalists?
  6. True or false? The Spanish Republic, that governed Spain from 1931 to 1939, was commonly known as the First Spanish Republic?
  7. In 1937 which famous author left for Spain to cover the Spanish Civil War for the 'North American Newspaper Alliance'?
  8. Many non-Spaniards, often with radical communist or socialist principles, joined which armed organisation that fought on the Spanish Republic's side?
  9. Which town is best known as the scene of an April 1937 aerial bombings that inspired a painting of the same name by Pablo Picasso?
  10. In 1931 which Spanish King authorized elections to decide the government of Spain, seeing voters chose to abolish the monarchy in favour of a liberal republic? (Just the name is needed, not the regnal number.)
  11. On March 28, 1939, the Republicans finally surrendered which city, thus bringing the Spanish Civil War to an end?
  12. Available information suggests that how many deaths from all causes were lost in the conflict: (a)5,000, (b)50,000, or (c)500,000?
  13. True or false? The United Kingdom and French governments both helped in the Spanish Republic's desperate call for support?
  14. Who wrote the book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a soldier for the Republican faction of the Spanish Civil War?


  1. 1936
  2. 1939
  3. General Francisco Franco (who became head of the government of Spain until 1973 and head of state until his death in 1975)
  4. Italy and Germany (Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany)
  5. The Nationalists
  6. False. It was known as the Second Spanish Republic.
  7. Ernest Hemingway
  8. The International Brigades
  9. Guernica (Gernika)
  10. Alfonso (King Alfonso XIII)
  11. Madrid
  12. (c)500,000
  13. False (they pursued an official policy of non-intervention)
  14. George Orwell