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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'?
ahora
fiesta
siesta
hasta luego

Question 2:


Which of these is NOT an ingredient used to cook paella?
beans
cabbage
saffron and rosemary
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.
Truman Capote
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
Flamenco
Fado

Question 5:


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

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?
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dalí
El Greco
Juan Miró

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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