Spanish Culture And Geography Quiz

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The Spanish culture is based on a variety of different historical influences, majorly based on pre-Roman Celtic and Iberian cultures. The country of Spain has a very rich culture and it sure is very fun to learn about it. Learn more about the same in this interesting quiz. This quiz will test your familiarity with Hispanic Culture.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What region of Spain has the most annual rainfall?

    • A.

      Southern

    • B.

      Central

    • C.

      Northern Coast and Northwest Mountain Region

    • D.

      Southeast

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Northern Coast and Northwest Mountain Region
    Explanation
    The Northern Coast and Northwest Mountain Region of Spain is known to receive the highest amount of annual rainfall compared to other regions. This region is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to the mountains, which leads to increased precipitation. The combination of oceanic and mountainous features creates a favorable environment for rainfall, resulting in higher levels of precipitation in this area compared to other regions in Spain.

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  • 2. 

    Which city is located at location C?

    • A.

      Seville

    • B.

      Toledo

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Madrid

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    B. Toledo
    Explanation
    Toledo is the city located at location C. This can be inferred from the given options where Toledo is the only city mentioned. The other cities listed, Seville, Barcelona, and Madrid, are not located at location C. Therefore, the correct answer is Toledo.

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  • 3. 

    Which city is located at location B?

    • A.

      Seville

    • B.

      Toledo

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Madrid

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Madrid
    Explanation
    Madrid is the correct answer because it is the only city mentioned in the options that is located at location B. The question asks for a specific city at location B, and Madrid is the only city listed that fits that description. Seville, Toledo, and Barcelona are not located at location B, and "None of the above" does not specify a city. Therefore, Madrid is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Which City is Located at location A?

    • A.

      Seville

    • B.

      Toledo

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Madrid

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Barcelona
    Explanation
    Barcelona is the correct answer because it is the only city listed that is located at location A. The other cities listed, Seville, Toledo, and Madrid, are not located at location A.

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  • 5. 

    ElWhich city is located at location D?

    • A.

      Seville

    • B.

      Toledo

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Madrid

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Seville
    Explanation
    Seville is the correct answer because it is the only city listed that is located at location D. The other cities mentioned (Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid) are not located at location D.

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  • 6. 

    Spain is divided into 15 regions.  The North includes all of the following except:

    • A.

      Galicia

    • B.

      El Pais

    • C.

      Cantabria

    • D.

      La Rioja

    • E.

      Valencia

    Correct Answer
    E. Valencia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Valencia because it is not located in the North region of Spain. The other options, Galicia, el Pais, Cantabria, and La Rioja, are all regions that are part of the North of Spain.

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  • 7. 

    The capital of Catalonia is

    • A.

      Seville

    • B.

      Cordoba

    • C.

      Bilbao

    • D.

      Barcelona

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Barcelona
    Explanation
    Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. It is a vibrant city known for its unique architecture, rich history, and cultural heritage. As the capital, Barcelona serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of Catalonia. It is home to many iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona is also famous for its vibrant food scene, beautiful beaches, and lively nightlife.

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  • 8. 

    The Prado Museum is located in

    Correct Answer
    Madrid
    Explanation
    The Prado Museum is located in Madrid. This answer is correct because the question asks for the location of the Prado Museum, and the answer provided is the city where it is situated. Madrid is the capital city of Spain and is home to many renowned museums, including the Prado Museum, which houses an extensive collection of European art.

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  • 9. 

    Toledo is located on the edge of the __________ river.

    Correct Answer
    Tajo
    Explanation
    Toledo is located on the edge of the Tajo river.

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  • 10. 

    Barcelona is divided into two parts by__________, one of the most beautiful avenues in all of Europe.

    Correct Answer
    Las Ramblas
    Explanation
    Barcelona is divided into two parts by Las Ramblas, which is considered one of the most beautiful avenues in all of Europe. Las Ramblas is a vibrant pedestrian street that stretches for about 1.2 kilometers, lined with shops, restaurants, and street performers. It is a popular tourist destination and a symbol of Barcelona's lively atmosphere. The avenue acts as a dividing line between the Gothic Quarter and the El Raval neighborhood, showcasing the rich history and culture of the city.

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  • 11. 

    ____________ is the capital of Vizcaya and the industrial mining center of the North.

    • A.

      Cadiz

    • B.

      Cordoa

    • C.

      Valencia

    • D.

      Bilbao

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Bilbao
    Explanation
    Bilbao is the correct answer because it is the capital of Vizcaya and known as the industrial mining center of the North. This implies that Bilbao is the city that holds the political and administrative power in the province of Vizcaya, and it is also a significant hub for mining and industrial activities in the northern region.

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  • 12. 

    Salamanca is the sight of one of the oldest European Universities, the University of Salamanca founded in the ________ th century.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      13

    • E.

      14

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    The University of Salamanca was founded in the 13th century, making it one of the oldest European Universities.

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  • 13. 

    Mexico is primarily an agricultural country producing corn, beans, cotton and potatoes.  It is also the major producer of _________in the world and one of the major producers of natural gas and petroleum.

    • A.

      Gold

    • B.

      Sugar

    • C.

      Coffee

    • D.

      Silver

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Silver
    Explanation
    Mexico is known for being one of the major producers of silver in the world. While it is primarily an agricultural country producing various crops, it also has a significant presence in the mining industry. The country has a long history of silver mining, and its production of silver contributes to its economy. Additionally, Mexico is also a major producer of natural gas and petroleum, further highlighting its importance in the global energy market.

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  • 14. 

    El Paseo de la Reforma, el Zocala, el Palacio de Bellas Artes and la Basilica de Guadalupe can all be found in which capital city?

    • A.

      Guatemala City, Guatemala

    • B.

      San Salvador, El Salvador

    • C.

      Mexico City, Mexico

    • D.

      Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    • E.

      Manaqua, Nicaragua

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico City, Mexico
    Explanation
    El Paseo de la Reforma, el Zocala, el Palacio de Bellas Artes, and la Basilica de Guadalupe are all famous landmarks located in Mexico City, Mexico. El Paseo de la Reforma is a prominent avenue known for its iconic monuments and statues. El Zocalo is the main square in the city and is surrounded by important buildings and historical sites. El Palacio de Bellas Artes is a stunning cultural center and opera house. La Basilica de Guadalupe is a major Catholic shrine and pilgrimage site. Therefore, the correct answer is Mexico City, Mexico.

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  • 15. 

    Which country is known as the "Pearl of the Antilles"?

    • A.

      Costa Rica

    • B.

      Honduras

    • C.

      Puerto Rico

    • D.

      Cuba

    • E.

      Dominican Republic

    Correct Answer
    D. Cuba
    Explanation
    Cuba is known as the "Pearl of the Antilles" because of its natural beauty, rich culture, and historical significance. The country is located in the Caribbean Sea and is famous for its stunning beaches, vibrant music and dance, and colorful colonial architecture. Cuba's history, including its revolution and the influence of iconic figures like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, adds to its allure. The nickname "Pearl of the Antilles" reflects the country's status as a gem in the Caribbean region.

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  • 16. 

    Which is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world?

    • A.

      Colombia

    • B.

      Peru

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Venezuela

    • E.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Argentina
    Explanation
    Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world because it has the largest population of Spanish speakers compared to the other options. While Mexico has a larger overall population, a significant portion of its population speaks indigenous languages rather than Spanish. Argentina, on the other hand, has a population that is predominantly Spanish-speaking, making it the largest Spanish-speaking country.

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  • 17. 

    Which capital city is NOT found in South America

    • A.

      Montevideo, Uruguay

    • B.

      Panama City, Panama

    • C.

      Asuncion, Paraguay

    • D.

      La Paz, Bolivia

    • E.

      Quito, Ecuador

    Correct Answer
    B. Panama City, Panama
    Explanation
    Panama City, Panama is the correct answer because Panama is a country located in Central America, not South America. The other options listed are all capital cities of countries that are located in South America.

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  • 18. 

    After the Punic Wars in 202 B.C, who laid the foundation for Spain's legal system, language, economic and social structure and built large aqueducts, schools bridges and theaters?

    • A.

      The Greeks

    • B.

      The Romans

    • C.

      The Phoenicians

    • D.

      The Carthaginians

    • E.

      The Iberians

    Correct Answer
    B. The Romans
    Explanation
    After the Punic Wars in 202 B.C, the Romans laid the foundation for Spain's legal system, language, economic and social structure, and built large aqueducts, schools, bridges, and theaters. The Romans had a significant influence on the development of Spain during this time period, leaving a lasting impact on various aspects of society and infrastructure.

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  • 19. 

    Who was also known as el Cid Campeador?

    • A.

      Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar

    • B.

      Carlos V

    • C.

      Felipe II

    • D.

      General Francisco Franco

    • E.

      Pedro de Valdivia

    Correct Answer
    A. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
    Explanation
    Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar is also known as el Cid Campeador.

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  • 20. 

    In 1898 by way of the Treaty of Paris, Spain lost possession of which of the following?

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Guam

    • C.

      The Philippines

    • D.

      Puerto Rico

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    In 1898, Spain lost possession of Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico. This was a result of the Treaty of Paris.

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  • 21. 

    The celebration of the Dia de los Reyos Magos is in

    • A.

      March

    • B.

      January

    Correct Answer
    B. January
    Explanation
    The celebration of Dia de los Reyes Magos, also known as Three Kings' Day, is in January. This holiday is observed on January 6th and commemorates the visit of the three wise men or Magi to the baby Jesus. It is an important cultural and religious celebration in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico. The date of January is significant as it is twelve days after Christmas, symbolizing the arrival of the Magi to present their gifts to the newborn Jesus.

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  • 22. 

    __________ ocurrio 1936-1939.

    • A.

      La primera guerra munidial 1914-1918

    • B.

      Segunda Guerra Mundial 1939-1945

    • C.

      La revolucion de la Independencia 1810-1821

    • D.

      La Guerra Civil Spanish civil war 1936-1939

    Correct Answer
    D. La Guerra Civil Spanish civil war 1936-1939
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "La Guerra Civil Spanish civil war 1936-1939". This is because the given statement "ocurrio 1936-1939" matches the time frame of the Spanish civil war, which took place from 1936 to 1939. The other options mentioned, such as the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), do not align with the given time frame.

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