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Manni & Annie’s Big Fat Spanish Quiz

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TOMA & COE recently discovered how much fun a trivia quiz can be when we joined forces with Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen to host a Zoom quiz about Spain.

For those of you who were unable to attend but fancy creating your very own fun quiz on Spain, we’ve saved you the hard work of thinking up your own questions. Below you’ll find the quiz questions on Spain we used (with answers at the foot of the page).

TOMA & COE chose to focus on Spanish history and culture, so if you fancy bulking up your general knowledge quiz on Spain further, check out Annie B’s food and wine questions here.

Good luck and have fun!

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Round One: Spain – General Knowledge

  1. 3 international events took place in Spain in the year 1992?  Name two of them.
  2. In which century was the capital of Spain moved from Toledo to Madrid?
  3. In Spain, all road measurements are taken from a spot in the capital called KM 0. In which square in Madrid is KM 0 located? 
  4. La Tomatina tomato festival is an annual spectacle where 150 tonnes of tomatoes are emptied on the streets of Buñol for an out and out tomato fight. In which Comunidad/area of Spain is Buñol located? 
  5. King Felipe VI married Leticia on a very rainy day in May. They had to bus all the guests from the church to the reception venue which was only 200 metres away as the rain was so heavy. Only one person walked the red carpet that day and it was Prince Charles who grabbed an umbrella and said, “I’m not scared of the rain.” In which Spanish city did this event take place? 
  6. Name 3 of the 4 Balearic Islands
  7. In Spain, there are 4 official languages. Name 3 of them. 
  8. Which member of the Spanish royal family is currently in Prison? You don’t have to get his name but explain how he is connected to the Royal Family

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Round 2: Famous Spanish People

  1. I am one of Spain’s most prominent architects. I built the Puente del Alamillo, the one-sided suspension bridge in Seville and I also worked on the rebuild of Ground Zero in New York. I was born in Valencia and built the Parque de las Ciencias there – Who am I? 
  2. I sang the infamous song “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury at the 1992 Olympics – Who am I?
  3. I am one of the wealthiest men in the world. I opened the first ZARA in La Coruña, Galicia in 1975 – Who am I?
  4. I was born in a small town in La Mancha in 1949. I am a director. One of my most famous films is Women on the Verge of a nervous breakdown…..My first feature film was called The Law Of Desire featuring a very young Antonio Banderas – Who am I?
  5. I was the most important poet and playwright of the 20th Century. I was born in a tiny village just outside Granada. My most famous plays are Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba and Yerma. I died at the young age of 38 – Who Am I? 
  6. I ran the most famous restaurant in the world for 14 years.  People would fly into Barcelona airport from all over the world, simply to dine there. There were 50 staff. Its name was El Bullí – Who am I?
  7. I won an Oscar for my role in a Woody Allen Film “Vicky, Cristina Barcelona – the first Spanish woman to win an oscar.  – I am married to a famous Spanish actor  – Who am I? 
  8. I am one of Spain’s most celebrated artists. I went to my own temporary exhibition in Le Louvre. I helped invent the art of collage and I co-invented the Surrealist movement during my time in Paris. I was born in Andalucia – Who Am I? 

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Round Three: There’s Only One Andalucia!

  1. Andalucia has 8 provinces – name 6 of them  – Capital Cities give their names to the provinces. 
  2. Which city in Andalucia has the most UNESCO protected World Heritage titles in Andalucia? CLUE – UNESCO also protects festivals 
  3. Football was introduced into Spain by the British. The oldest Spanish football club was set up in one of Andalucia´s provinces. 80 % of the players were workers from a nearby mine called Rió Tinto – In which province did this happen?
  4. In GAME OF THRONES – the Water Garden of Sunspear, the seat of the House Martell was filmed in which Andalucian Monument? 
  5. I live on an Olive Farm. Hence I’ve learnt a great deal about Olive Oil Production. Most oil is now cold-extracted from the pulp of olives and their stones. An established olive tree can produce 70 kilos of olives each year. On average, how many litres of Extra Virgen Olive Oil can be extracted from 70 kilos of olives – 4, 14 or 40?
  6.  The olive is Andalucia’s most important export – but which province has the most olive trees? ANd for a bit of fun, guess how many? 
  7. In the late 19th Century, the British built a railway in Andalucia to gain access to Gibraltar by rail. It was dubbed Mr Henderson’s Railway. Michael Portillo covered this railway in his programme Great Continental Railway Journeys for the BBC. Mr Henderson´s Railway begins near Ronda and ends in which Andalusian city? 
  8. According to Jan Morris, Annie lives in “perhaps the most spectacular of all Andalucian white villages”: Vejer de la Frontera. The “de la Frontera” refers to the Frontier – the new Christian Frontier in the Reconquest against the Moors. Name another town or city in Andalucia that shares the same appendage. ………de la Frontera. 

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Answers at the foot of the page.  No cheating now!!

If you’re hungry for more knowledge about Spain and the beautiful region of Andalucia, you may find the following blog-posts interesting:


Round One: Spain – General Knowledge
1) Olympics in Barcelona, Expo in Seville, Madrid European City of Culture
2) 16th Century – 1561
3) In Puerto Del Sol
4) Valencia
5) Madrid
6) Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera
7) Castellano, Euskera/Basque, Gallego & Catalán
8) Iñaki Urdangarín – Married to the Infanta Cristina – Brother in law to the present King Felipe

Round Two: Famous Spanish People 
1) Santiago Calatrava
2) Monserrat Caballé
3) Amancio Ortega
4) Pedro Almodóvar
5) Federico García Lorca
6) Ferrán Adriá
7) Penelope Cruz
8) Pablo Picasso

Round Three: There’s only one Andalucía
1) Huelva, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Jaen, Almeria, Malaga, Cadiz
2) Córdoba
3) Huelva
4) Reales Alcázares/Royal Palace in Seville
5) 14
6) Jaen with 66 million
7) Algeciras
8) Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera, Cortes de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera

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