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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'?
hasta luego
siesta
ahora
fiesta

Question 2:


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

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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Truman Capote
Ernest Hemingway
Henry James

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).?
Bolero
Paso doble
Fado
Flamenco

Question 5:


In what Spanish city can you visit the Sagrada Familia church designed by Gaudi?
Madrid
Salamanca
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
Alejandro Amenábar
Julio Medem
Carlos Saura

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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