HOLA ESPANA - The Spain Quiz

HOLA ESPANA - The Spain Quiz

Sep 07, 2022

It’s the Spanish Inquisition!
Well, maybe not the Monty Python version.

I’m off to Spain for a month or so next year and wanted to see how well I knew the country…I thought I would ask the same of you guysJ.

There won’t be many touristy questions, so let’s test your Spanish culture knowledge.

QUESTIONS

1. Spain is the only country of the European Union to have a land border with which African country?

2. Which book, written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605 is classed as the world’s first ‘Modern Novel’ by many scholars?

3. In which Spanish city is the ‘running of the bulls’ festival held each year?

4. Held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near Valencia, what item is used in the world’s largest food fight which draws tourists from all over the world to participate?

5. What fruit is eaten on the strikes of the New Year bell at midnight in a tradition that is said to bring good luck for the rest of the year?

6. Instead of a Tooth Fairy, the Spanish have Ratoncito Perez to take away children’s teeth. What creature is Ratoncito?

7. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s epic unfinished church was designed by which Catalan architect?

8. Domenikos Theotokopoulos died in Toledo, Spain in 1614. What nickname did the Spanish give him and is how he is remembered in the art world?

9. The caves of Drach are a wonderful underground system of caverns and lakes which are used for spectacular classical music concerts. On which island are they found?

10. The Camino de Santiago is the oldest pilgrimage route in Europe. Which Saint is said to have made the trek first and which all others have followed for hundreds of years?

 

................................................ANSWERS BELOW..............................

ANSWERS

1. Spain is the only country of the European Union to have a land border with which African country?
MOROCCO (The Spanish outpost of Ceuta is surrounded by the country)

2. Which book, written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605 is classed as the world’s first ‘Modern Novel’ by many scholars?
DON QUIXOTE

3. In which Spanish city is the ‘running of the bulls’ festival held each year?
PAMPLONA

4. Held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near Valencia, what item is used in the world’s largest food fight which draws tourists from all over the world to participate?
TOMATOES (The festival is known as, La Tomatina)

5. What fruit is eaten on the strikes of the New Year bell at midnight in a tradition that is said to bring good luck for the rest of the year?
GRAPES (12 to be exact. One grape is eaten on each strike of the bell)

6. Instead of a Tooth Fairy, the Spanish have Ratoncito Perez to take away children’s teeth. What creature is Ratoncito?
MOUSE

7. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s epic unfinished church was designed by which Catalan architect?
GAUDI (Antoni was his first name)

8. Domenikos Theotokopoulos died in Toledo, Spain in 1614. What nickname did the Spanish give him and is how he is remembered in the art world?
EL GRECO

9. The caves of Drach are a wonderful underground system of caverns and lakes which are used for spectacular classical music concerts. On which island are they found?
MAJORCA or the Spanish way of spelling, MALLORCA (Near the resort of Porto Cristo)

10. The Camino de Santiago is the oldest pilgrimage route in Europe. Which Saint is said to have made the trek first and which all others have followed for hundreds of years?
ST. JAMES

 

Enjoy this post?

Buy Daily Quiz Questions a coffee

More from Daily Quiz Questions