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How well do you know Spain?

Take our massive 100 question quiz to find out. See how much you really know about this wonderful country.

Don’t be fooled – this is not a quiz for the fainthearted – some of the questions will stump the cleverest among you!

There are 10 questions in each of the following 10 subjects.

Famous Spaniards
Flora & Fauna
Food & Drink
Geography
History
Language
Literature
Politics
Sport & Leisure
Miscellaneous

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The Big Spain Quiz

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Category: Miscellaneous

Francisco Goya is predominantly famous for what?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What are "habas"?

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Category: History

In which of the following decades did Spain become a Republic for the second time, lasting eight years, before surrendering in the Spanish Civil War?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Conchita Martínez was famous for playing which sport?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was famous for which sport?

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Category: Food and Drink

What are "empanadillas"?

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Category: Language

What is the most commonly used Spanish word for "bread"?

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Category: Geography

What is "Los Vélez"?

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Category: Geography

Which of these places are closest to Lisbon, Portugal?

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Category: History

In which year did Francisco Franco die?

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Category: Politics

Who is the current (Jan 1 2022) Prime Minister of Spain?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Which sport is Rafael Nadal mainly known for playing?

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Category: Literature

Who wrote the "Driving Over Lemons" memoir in 1999?

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Category: Literature

Life Is a Dream (Spanish: La vida es sueño) is a Spanish-language play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. In which century was it first published?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Pedro Almodóvar is well known for what?

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Category: Miscellaneous

The shared border of Spain and Portugal is approximately how long?

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Category: Geography

Cádiz city is closest to which of the following?

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Category: Politics

What is Spain's highest tribunal body?

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Category: Geography

On which Spanish island is the town of Bajamar?

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Category: History

In 1992 the Summer Olympics were held in Spain, but in which city?

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Category: Politics

Pablo Iglesias resigned from party politics in 2021. Which party did he found and then lead?

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Category: Politics

Voting is open to all citizens aged what or older?

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Category: History

In 1936 a famous war started in Spain - which one?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

In which hefty event did Lidia Valentín win a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics?

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Category: Language

What does the Spanish word "deber" mean?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What is the national flower of Spain?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What colour are the petals of the crocus flower from which saffron is taken?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Which Spanish town/city is famous for "bull running" at its San Fermín festival?

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Category: Food and Drink

What is "horchata"?

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Category: Language

If a Spanish person says, "hace sol" - what are they discussing?

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Category: Geography

What is the name of the longest river ENTIRELY in Spain?

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Category: Food and Drink

What would you expect to receive if you ordered "magra?

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Category: Literature

Which of the following buildings does Don Quixote attack in the book of the same name?

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Category: History

When did Spain cede Gibraltar to the British?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Sergio García is mainly famous for which sport?

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Category: Miscellaneous

The popular Spanish television show "Vis a vis" is set where?

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Category: Food and Drink

What is a "cazuela"?

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Category: Language

How many letters are currently in the Spanish alphabet?

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Category: History

Who was the architect of Barcelona's "La Basílica de la Sagrada Familia"?

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Category: History

El Cid is famous for being what?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What is the Spanish word for "tree"?

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Category: Miscellaneous

The heist characters of the popular television series, "La Casa de Papel" are predominantly named after what?

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Category: Miscellaneous

What was the currency most widely used in Spain before it joined the Eurozone?

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Category: Literature

"The Dinner Guest," focusses on the author's grandfather being kidnapped by who/what?

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Category: Miscellaneous

What does "INTA" stand for in Spain?

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Category: Politics

Which political party is currently (Jan 1 2022) in power in Spain?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Which Spanish artist painted "Guernica"?

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Category: Food and Drink

Which of the following ingredients are NOT usually included in "huevos tontos"?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

David Silva is prediminantly known for playing which sport?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What fruit is Granada City known for?

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Category: Language

What is the Spanish word for "February"?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

Which of the following exotic birds are famously found in abundance in Almería's Cabo de Gata?

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Category: Politics

In which year did Spanish lawmakers announce that "euthanasia and assisted suicide" were to be legalised?

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Category: Miscellaneous

What religion do most Spaniards identify as - even though they may not necessarily be active churchgoers?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Hernán Cortes was the military leader of the colonization of the Americas and, notoriously, responsible for the downfall of which empire?

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Category: Literature

Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer attached to a Republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War... is featured in which Hemingway book?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Najwa Nimri is a deliciously evil character called Zulema in which Spanish television series or movie?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What is generally considered the national animal of Spain?

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Category: Literature

Who wrote "Don Quixote?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Mireia Belmonte García is considered the greatest female 'what' of all time?

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Category: Food and Drink

What is "tocinillo de cielo"?

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Category: Food and Drink

When is "queimada" usually traditionally served?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Fernando Alonso Díaz is predominantly famous in which sport?

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Category: Geography

Which of these cities is furthest North?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Which of these artists is considered the "Father of Cubism"?

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Category: History

In which year did Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

La Tomatina is famous for using which food item?

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Category: Politics

Approximately - how many municipal governments (ayuntamientos) are there in Spain?

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Category: Food and Drink

Where of the following places in Spain would you USUALLY eat "grexoneira"?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

What creepy-crawly in Spain can cause leishmaniasis?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Narcís Monturiol (1818–1885), was a pioneer of underwater navigation and invented the first machine powered version of what?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

David Bisbal is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor. Which Spanish province was he born in?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

Which of the following animals is positioned closest to the centre of Pablo Picasso's Guernica pianting?

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Category: Geography

In which province is Arrecife?

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Category: Geography

Which of these is Spain's most westerly point?

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Category: Politics

How many autónomous communities are there in Spain?

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Category: Language

What are you likely to do with a "martillo"?

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Category: History

What is the name of the famous Spanish fortress located in Granada City?

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Category: Language

What is "el pájaro carpintero"?

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Category: Literature

“Bodas de sangre” by Federico García Lorca is set in the leadup to what kind of event?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Which famous Spanish actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen brothers film No Country for Old Men?

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Category: Miscellaneous

What is the capital city of Spain?

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Category: Language

What does the Spanish word "saber" mean?

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Category: Geography

What is the capital of Cantabria?

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Category: Politics

Who is the current King of Spain (January 1 2022)?

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Category: Flora and Fauna

Which of the following animals CAN'T be found living wild in mainland Spain?

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Category: Geography

Which of these is Spain's largest city by population?

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Category: Literature

Who wrote "The Sun Also Rises"?

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Category: Miscellaneous

The popular television series, "La Casa de Papel" is predominantly narrated by which character?

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Category: History

In which century did architect Antoni Gaudi begin work on the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona?

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Category: Food and Drink

How is "salmorejo" normally served?

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Category: Literature

The "City of Marvels" by "Eduardo Mendoza" expertly captures which city at the turn of the 20th century?

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Category: Language

If you describe someone as your "media naranja" - who are you talking about?

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Category: Literature

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho features a man from the Spanish region of Andalusia who seeks treasure in Egypt. What was his occupation?

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Category: Food and Drink

What are "papas arrugadas"?

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Category: Politics

What is the offical "Form of Government" of Spain?

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Category: Famous Spaniards

Which of the following is particularly known for singing opera?

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Category: Language

What would you do with "el espejo"?

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Andrés Iniesta is well known for playing what?

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Category: Miscellaneous

What is the approximate population of Spain?

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