Quiz On Spain Nº 5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where was Pablo Picasso born?

    • A.

      Madrid

    • B.

      Malaga

    • C.

      Barcelona

    • D.

      Seville

    Correct Answer
    B. Malaga
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga.

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  • 2. 

    Where did the painter El Greco live?

    • A.

      Zaragoza

    • B.

      Badajoz

    • C.

      Toledo

    • D.

      Cuenca

    Correct Answer
    C. Toledo
    Explanation
    El Greco, the painter, lived in Toledo.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the Spanish town the Nazis bombed in 1937?

    • A.

      Vitoria

    • B.

      Sitges

    • C.

      Bilbao

    • D.

      Guernica

    Correct Answer
    D. Guernica
    Explanation
    In 1937, the Spanish town of Guernica was bombed by the Nazis. This event, known as the Bombing of Guernica, occurred during the Spanish Civil War and was a significant moment in history. The bombing caused widespread destruction and civilian casualties, and it became a symbol of the horrors of war. The name "Guernica" is therefore the correct answer to the question.

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  • 4. 

    Which Spanish King established Madrid as his capital city?

    • A.

      Charles I

    • B.

      Philip II

    • C.

      Philip III

    • D.

      Ferdinand V

    Correct Answer
    B. Philip II
    Explanation
    Philip II established Madrid as his capital city. He chose Madrid as the capital in 1561, relocating it from Toledo. This decision was made due to Madrid's central location, making it more accessible and convenient for governing the vast Spanish empire. Philip II also wanted to distance himself from the influence of the nobility in other Spanish cities. Madrid's strategic position and its potential for growth were key factors in Philip II's decision to establish it as the capital city.

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  • 5. 

    ’Ropa vieja' (meat mixed with chick peas and stock seasoned with saffron) is a specialty of which region in Spain?

    • A.

      Castilla la Mancha

    • B.

      Cantabria

    • C.

      Islas Baleares

    • D.

      Gran Canaria

    Correct Answer
    D. Gran Canaria
    Explanation
    "Ropa vieja" is a traditional dish in the Canary Islands, particularly in Gran Canaria. It is made with meat (typically beef), chickpeas, and stock seasoned with saffron. Therefore, the correct answer is Gran Canaria.

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  • 6. 

    Which country is called the Fifth Galician Province due to emigration?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Panama

    Correct Answer
    A. Argentina
    Explanation
    Argentina is called the Fifth Galician Province due to emigration because it has a large population of people with Galician ancestry. Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, and many Galicians migrated to Argentina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The influx of Galician immigrants to Argentina was significant, leading to the country being referred to as the Fifth Galician Province. This term highlights the strong cultural and historical ties between Galicia and Argentina, as well as the influence of Galician immigrants on Argentine society.

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  • 7. 

    Where in Spain can the largest underground lake in Europe be found? 

    • A.

      Vall D'Uxo - Castellon - Grutas de San Jose

    • B.

      Lanzarote - Jameos del Agua

    • C.

      Mallorca - Cuevas de Drach

    • D.

      Aracena - Huelva - Gruta de la maravillas

    Correct Answer
    C. Mallorca - Cuevas de Drach
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mallorca - Cuevas de Drach. The Cuevas de Drach, located in Mallorca, Spain, is known for housing the largest underground lake in Europe. The caves are a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the stunning underground formations and witness the beauty of the massive subterranean lake.

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  • 8. 

    Since when has Madrid been the capital of Spain?

    • A.

      1425

    • B.

      1561

    • C.

      1610

    • D.

      1684

    Correct Answer
    B. 1561
    Explanation
    Madrid has been the capital of Spain since 1561. This date marks the year when King Philip II officially declared Madrid as the capital, shifting it from Toledo. The decision was made due to Madrid's central location in Spain and its strategic advantages. Since then, Madrid has grown into a vibrant and culturally rich city, serving as the political, economic, and cultural center of the country.

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  • 9. 

    Which Spanish city is known for its working aqueducts? 

    • A.

      Segovia

    • B.

      Tarragona

    • C.

      Merida

    • D.

      Zaragoza

    Correct Answer
    A. Segovia
    Explanation
    Segovia is known for its working aqueducts. The city is famous for its well-preserved Roman aqueduct, which is considered one of the most important and best-preserved ancient monuments in Spain. The aqueduct of Segovia is an impressive engineering feat, consisting of over 160 arches and standing at a height of almost 30 meters. It is a symbol of the city's rich history and architectural heritage, attracting tourists from around the world.

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  • 10. 

    What is the Cierzo?

    • A.

      A regional dish from Zaragoza made from

    • B.

      A venison steak

    • C.

      A cold dry wind from the northwest

    • D.

      A traditional item of clothing worn by men

    Correct Answer
    C. A cold dry wind from the northwest
    Explanation
    The Cierzo refers to a cold dry wind that blows from the northwest. This wind is known for its harsh and dry characteristics, often causing a drop in temperature and affecting the weather conditions in the region. It is commonly experienced in certain areas, particularly in Zaragoza, where it is a notable climatic feature.

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  • 11. 

    What is the anual fiscal deficit for the Autonomous Community of Cataluña?  (i.e. it pays to the central government 'this amount' in tax, more than it receives in return via funding)

    • A.

      12,5 Billion

    • B.

      10,5 Billion

    • C.

      8,5 Billion

    • D.

      6,5 Billion

    Correct Answer
    C. 8,5 Billion
    Explanation
    The annual fiscal deficit for the Autonomous Community of Cataluña is 8.5 billion. This means that Cataluña pays 8.5 billion more in taxes to the central government than it receives in funding.

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  • 12. 

    What is the anual fiscal deficit for the Autonomous Community of Madrid ?(i.e. it pays to the central government ‘this amount’ more, in tax, than it receives in return, via funding) 

    • A.

      6 Billion

    • B.

      8,5 Billion

    • C.

      12,5 Billion

    • D.

      16,8 Billion

    Correct Answer
    D. 16,8 Billion
    Explanation
    The annual fiscal deficit for the Autonomous Community of Madrid is 16.8 billion. This means that the community pays 16.8 billion more in taxes to the central government than it receives in return through funding.

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  • 13. 

     What is the Population of the Autonomus Community of Cataluña?

    • A.

      6 Million

    • B.

      6,5 Million

    • C.

      7 Million

    • D.

      7,5 Million

    Correct Answer
    D. 7,5 Million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7,5 Million. This is the population of the Autonomous Community of Cataluña.

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  • 14. 

    What is the population of the Autonomous Community of Madrid?

    • A.

      5,2 Million

    • B.

      6 Million

    • C.

      6,4 Miliion

    • D.

      7,9 Million

    Correct Answer
    C. 6,4 Miliion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6,4 Million. This suggests that the population of the Autonomous Community of Madrid is estimated to be 6.4 million people.

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  • 15. 

    What percentage of the population of Cataluña today, represents immigration from the last century?

    • A.

      38%

    • B.

      42%

    • C.

      61%

    • D.

      74%

    Correct Answer
    C. 61%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 61%. This means that 61% of the population of Cataluña today consists of immigrants who arrived in the region during the last century. This indicates a significant impact of immigration on the population composition of Cataluña.

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