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Spanish Trivia

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of Spanish culture, cuisine, and traditions.

Question 1:


What Spanish word is derived from a Latin phrase meaning 'sixth hour'?
siesta
ahora
hasta luego
fiesta

Question 2:


Which of these is NOT an ingredient used to cook paella?
beans
saffron and rosemary
cabbage
rice

Question 3:


This American author penned a novel about a group of American and British expatriates travelling from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights.
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Henry James
Truman Capote

Question 4:


What artform native to the Spanish region of Andalusia includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance), jaleo (vocalizations), palmas (handclapping) and pitos (finger snapping).?
Fado
Paso doble
Flamenco
Bolero

Question 5:


In what Spanish city can you visit the Sagrada Familia church designed by Gaudi?
Salamanca
Madrid
Barcelona
Pamplona

Question 6:


What Academy Award-winning Spanish director achieved international recognition for his 1988 black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?
Pedro Almodóvar
Carlos Saura
Alejandro Amenábar
Julio Medem

Question 7:


Gazpacho is a cold soup which originated in this southern Spanish region.
Catalonia
Galicia
Andalusia
Valencia

Question 8:


What prominent Spanish surrealist artist painted The Persistence of Memory, which introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch?
Salvador Dalí
Pablo Picasso
El Greco
Juan Miró

Question 9:


Which of the following is NOT a Spanish island?
Majorca
Capri
Tenerife
Lanzarote

Question 10:


According to tradition, who brings presents to children in Spain at Epiphany (6 January)?
Santa Claus
Befana
St Nicholas
The Three Kings/Wise Men

 


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