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How much do you know about Spain?


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  • 1. 

    What is the seating capapcity of Real Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium?

    • A.

      99,350

    • B.

      75,268

    • C.

      81,044

    • D.

      91,089

    Correct Answer
    C. 81,044
    Explanation
    The seating capacity of Real Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium is 81,044.

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  • 2. 

    Spain produces what percentage of the world's 'Saffron'?

    • A.

      38%

    • B.

      56%

    • C.

      61%

    • D.

      75%

    Correct Answer
    D. 75%
    Explanation
    Spain produces 75% of the world's saffron. This means that out of the total saffron production globally, Spain contributes the largest share. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, and Spain has a long history of saffron cultivation. The country's favorable climate and suitable growing conditions make it a major producer of this highly valued spice. With three-quarters of the world's saffron coming from Spain, it solidifies the country's position as a leading saffron producer.

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  • 3. 

    Same sex marriage has been legal in Spain since which year?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    D. 2005
    Explanation
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005. This means that couples of the same sex have been able to legally marry and enjoy the same rights and benefits as opposite-sex couples since that year. This decision marked a significant milestone in Spain's history, as it became one of the first countries in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

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  • 4. 

    What percentage of Spanish weddings end up in divorce?

    • A.

      45%

    • B.

      49%

    • C.

      61%

    • D.

      73%

    Correct Answer
    C. 61%
    Explanation
    The given answer, 61%, suggests that a significant percentage of Spanish weddings end up in divorce. This implies that a majority of marriages in Spain do not last, indicating a high divorce rate in the country.

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  • 5. 

    How people speak Spanish globally as a first language?

    • A.

      298 Million

    • B.

      359 million

    • C.

      401 million

    • D.

      458 million

    Correct Answer
    B. 359 million
    Explanation
    359 million is the correct answer because it represents the estimated number of people globally who speak Spanish as their first language. This figure includes native Spanish speakers in various countries around the world, such as Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and many others. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages globally, and its popularity as a first language contributes to the high number of speakers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following was NOT achieved by a Spaniard?

    • A.

      First person ever to see Antarctica

    • B.

      The first European to see the Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      The first man to circumnavigate the globe

    • D.

      The first person to conquer the Canary Islands

    Correct Answer
    D. The first person to conquer the Canary Islands
    Explanation
    The first person to conquer the Canary Islands was not achieved by a Spaniard. This achievement is attributed to the Portuguese explorer Juan de Bethencourt, who conquered the Canary Islands in the early 15th century.

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  • 7. 

    Which if the following animals cannot be found in any other European country except for Spain?

    • A.

      Lynx

    • B.

      Rose Flamingo

    • C.

      Agapornis Parrot

    • D.

      Macaque Monkey

    Correct Answer
    D. Macaque Monkey
    Explanation
    The Macaque Monkey cannot be found in any other European country except for Spain. This is because the Macaque Monkey is native to Gibraltar, which is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern coast of Spain. The Macaque Monkey population in Gibraltar is the only wild monkey population in Europe, making it unique to Spain.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the most popular autoctonous red grape variety used in Spanish wine?

    • A.

      Tempranillo

    • B.

      Bobal

    • C.

      Garnacha

    • D.

      Monastrell

    Correct Answer
    A. Tempranillo
    Explanation
    Tempranillo is the most popular autochthonous red grape variety used in Spanish wine. It is widely cultivated in Spain and is known for producing high-quality wines with a range of flavors and aromas. Tempranillo grapes have thick skins, which contribute to the wine's deep color and tannic structure. The grape variety is versatile and can be used to produce both young and aged wines, with characteristics ranging from fruity and vibrant to complex and elegant. Tempranillo is a key component in famous Spanish wines such as Rioja and Ribera del Duero.

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  • 9. 

    Where does Spain stand in the ranking of most mountainous countries in Europe?

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    Correct Answer
    B. Second
    Explanation
    Spain stands in the ranking of most mountainous countries in Europe as the second most mountainous country.

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  • 10. 

    For how long did the Moors occupy Spain?

    • A.

      500 years

    • B.

      600 years

    • C.

      700 years

    • D.

      800 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 800 years
    Explanation
    The Moors occupied Spain for 800 years. This is because the Moors, who were Muslims from North Africa, invaded the Iberian Peninsula in the year 711 and established the Umayyad Caliphate. Their rule lasted until 1492 when the last Muslim stronghold, Granada, fell to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. During this period, known as the "Reconquista," the Moors had a significant influence on Spain's culture, architecture, and language, leaving a lasting legacy on the country.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the first Spaniard to win an oscar?

    • A.

      Almodovar

    • B.

      Gil Parrondo

    • C.

      Penelope Cruz

    • D.

      Guillermo del Toro

    Correct Answer
    B. Gil Parrondo
    Explanation
    Gil Parrondo is the correct answer because he was the first Spaniard to win an Oscar. Gil Parrondo was a Spanish art director and set decorator who won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction for his work on the films "Patton" in 1970 and "Nicholas and Alexandra" in 1971. He paved the way for other Spanish artists to achieve recognition and success in the film industry.

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  • 12. 

    What percentage of the Spanish population smokes?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      34%

    • D.

      41%

    Correct Answer
    A. 19
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19, which means that the percentage of the Spanish population that smokes is 19%. This implies that approximately 19 out of every 100 people in Spain are smokers.

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  • 13. 

    Where does Spain sit in the ranking for  World Heritage Sites?

    • A.

      Second

    • B.

      Third

    • C.

      Fifth

    • D.

      Sixth

    Correct Answer
    B. Third
    Explanation
    Spain is ranked third in the number of World Heritage Sites. This means that there are only two countries in the world that have more World Heritage Sites than Spain. The country is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage, which is reflected in the numerous sites that have been recognized and preserved by UNESCO. This high ranking highlights the significance of Spain's cultural and natural landmarks, such as the Alhambra, the Sagrada Familia, and the historic city of Toledo.

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  • 14. 

    How many airports does Spain have?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      48

    Correct Answer
    D. 48
    Explanation
    Spain has a total of 48 airports. This suggests that there are numerous airports in the country, allowing for extensive domestic and international travel options. The large number of airports also indicates the importance of tourism and transportation in Spain's economy.

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  • 15. 

    How many national holidays does Spain have, not including local holidays? 

    • A.

      8 days a year

    • B.

      9 days a year

    • C.

      10 days a year

    • D.

      12 days a year

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 days a year
    Explanation
    Spain has 10 national holidays a year, excluding local holidays. These holidays are recognized and observed throughout the entire country.

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