Fun Test About Spanish Customs And General Culture.

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The culture that most people in Spain practice is based on a variety of historical influence. Most of their celebrations have flamenco music and dance and bullfights. People have been known to travel to Spain to see the most popular ones, which are the running of the bulls. Do you think you know a lot about Spanish culture? Find out by taking this fun test about Spanish customs and general culture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is Spain?
    • A. 

      North of Germany and South of Sweden.

    • B. 

      Between Switzerland and Italy.

    • C. 

      South of France and East of Portugal.

    • D. 

      Right next to the Netherlands.

  • 2. 
    Which figure is more typical of Spain?
    • A. 

      Herod

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Confucius

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 3. 
    In which city can you visit the Sagrada Familia church?
    • A. 

      Salamanca

    • B. 

      Lugo

    • C. 

      Barcelona

    • D. 

      Madrid

  • 4. 
    What do the Fallas consist of in Valencia?
    • A. 

      Erecting artistic constructions made of combustible materials that depict figures.

    • B. 

      Creating wax figures called “Ninots”.

    • C. 

      Celebrating the arrival of the Virgin of Falla.

    • D. 

      Lighting bonfires to burn books.

  • 5. 
    What do bullfighters dress in before stepping into the ring for a bullfight?
    • A. 

      A tuxedo

    • B. 

      A suit of lights

    • C. 

      A Sevillana dress

    • D. 

      Riding attire

  • 6. 
    What do Spaniards call a “siesta”?
    • A. 

      The meal between lunch and dinner.

    • B. 

      Going out for tapas with friends.

    • C. 

      Taking a quick nap after eating.

    • D. 

      When your wallet gets stolen without you realizing it.

  • 7. 
    Which places have the most famous Carnival celebrations?
    • A. 

      Madrid and Barcelona

    • B. 

      Bilbao and Mérida

    • C. 

      Mallorca and Ibiza

    • D. 

      Tenerife and Cádiz

  • 8. 
    What are "callos"?
    • A. 

      A callus that forms on the skin due to chafing or pressure.

    • B. 

      A person who is very ugly or has an unpleasant personality.

    • C. 

      Edible pieces of the stomach of animals.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What do Spaniards do on December 28th?
    • A. 

      They play jokes on each other

    • B. 

      They don't eat meat

    • C. 

      They make offerings to the Virgin.

    • D. 

      The jump and dance over bonfires.

  • 10. 
    What does a Spaniard say when somebody sneezes?
    • A. 

      Azul

    • B. 

      Avestruz

    • C. 

      Salud

    • D. 

      Obús

  • 11. 
    What strait separates Spain from Africa?
    • A. 

      Strait of Balthazar

    • B. 

      Strait of Magellan

    • C. 

      Strait of Gibraltar

    • D. 

      Narrow of Waist

  • 12. 
    What is Flamenco?
    • A. 

      A language that was spoken in Flanders and now along the border of Belgium.

    • B. 

      The popular gypsy music and dance of Andalusia.

    • C. 

      The common name of a bird characterized for having very long legs.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      Only the answer b) is correct.

  • 13. 
    In which city is the Puerta del Sol located?
    • A. 

      Madrid

    • B. 

      Granada

    • C. 

      Alicante

    • D. 

      Tenerife

  • 14. 
    Where is the most passionate celebration of the April Fair?
    • A. 

      Lugo

    • B. 

      Santander

    • C. 

      Cuenca

    • D. 

      Sevilla

  • 15. 
    According to tradition, who brings presents to children on January 6th?
    • A. 

      The Three Wise Men of the East.

    • B. 

      The magic man in the moon.

    • C. 

      Some elves that come from the forest.

    • D. 

      Don Quijote and his helpers.

  • 16. 
    What to Spaniards have on New Years Eve right at midnight?
    • A. 

      A glass of champaigne

    • B. 

      Twelve grapes

    • C. 

      Thirteen olives

    • D. 

      Nougat candy

  • 17. 
    What is the typical thing to do on the night of San Juan, the shortest night of the year?
    • A. 

      Scare away the bad spirits.

    • B. 

      Spend the night on the beach in front of a bonfire.

    • C. 

      Light bonfires and jump over them.

    • D. 

      Burn old books in a bonfire and dance around it.

  • 18. 
    What instruments are played by women dancing sevillanas?
    • A. 

      The meninas

    • B. 

      The orejeras

    • C. 

      The costureras

    • D. 

      The castañuelas

  • 19. 
    What currency was used in Spain prior to the change to the Euro?
    • A. 

      The Peseta

    • B. 

      The Escudo

    • C. 

      The Corona

    • D. 

      The Peso

  • 20. 
    Which Spanish painter dedicated himself to the Surrealist trend?
    • A. 

      Pablo Picasso

    • B. 

      Salvador Dalí

    • C. 

      Francisco de Goya

    • D. 

      Diego Velázquez

  • 21. 
    What is the popular food given in bars upon ordering a drink called?
    • A. 

      Mosca

    • B. 

      Balda

    • C. 

      Cuenta

    • D. 

      Tapa

  • 22. 
    What colors are on the Spanish flag?
    • A. 

      Orange and red

    • B. 

      Blue and green

    • C. 

      Yellow and orange

    • D. 

      Red and yellow

  • 23. 
    Who was the dictator who ruled Spain for 40 years?
    • A. 

      Manolete

    • B. 

      Franco

    • C. 

      Salazar

    • D. 

      Mussolini

  • 24. 
    Gazpacho is a typical dish from which region?
    • A. 

      Catalonia

    • B. 

      Canarias

    • C. 

      Andalusia

    • D. 

      Aragon

  • 25. 
    Who is the only Spanish actor to have won an Oscar?
    • A. 

      Jordi Mollá

    • B. 

      Pedro Almodóvar

    • C. 

      Javier Bardem

    • D. 

      Benicio del Toro

  • 26. 
    What year were the Olympic Games held in Barcelona?
    • A. 

      1988

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      2000