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What modern-day country has the most Spanish speakers?
What two Native American empires were conquered by the conquistadors?
What island chain includes Tenerife and Fuerteventura?
What country do the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla border?
What Asian country was once controlled by Spain?
What two current U.S. territories were ceded by Spain in 1898?
What was, initially, the most important export from Spain's American colonies?
What is the term for the Spanish outposts that were established in California to spread
Christianity to Native Americans?
What is the oldest city in the continental United States (founded by Spain in 1566)?
What is the term for a person of mixed Spanish and Native American descent?
What country was once known as Spanish Guinea?
Equatorial Guinea
On what island was the city of Santo Domingo founded in 1498?
What isthmus was crossed by Balboa in 1513?
What city's full name can be translated as "City of our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds"?
What was the last city in Spain to be reconquered from the Moors?
Until 1715, Spain was actually two separate kingdoms ruled by the same king.
What were those two kingdoms?
What European country gained independence from Spain after the "Eighty Years' War"?
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5 correct, 5 points.... best retake before more partake
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Mar 23, 2017
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Can your score be reduced after-the-fact? After you already get 5?
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Mar 23, 2017
Yes
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Mar 23, 2017
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The Northern Mariana Islands were also ruled by Spain.
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Mar 23, 2017
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That's correct
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Mar 23, 2017
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Not technically a US colony at this point.
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Mar 24, 2017
Changed the question to remove the possibility of the Marianas.
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Mar 24, 2017
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Very interesting quiz
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Mar 23, 2017
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Had never heard of St Augustine - my new fact for the day. Spent ages trying New Mexican and Texan cities, and even Miami, to no avail!
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Mar 23, 2017
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The Spanish Empire, my 14th favorite empire, after the Romans, Mongols, Incans, Qing Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, British, French, Mayans, Persians, Ottomans, Umayyad Caliphate, Greeks, and Mughals.
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Mar 25, 2017
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The Spanish would be higher up but the funded Christopher Columbus's expedition and I have a thing against him. Also Honorable Mentions: Carthaginians, Byzantine, Babylonians.
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Mar 25, 2017
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I feel like you're giving the Songhai short shrift.
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Jul 11, 2017
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Just one of the numerous Persian empires? And it's interesting that you like the Incas and the Mayas more than the Spanish, but not the Aztec, Toltec or Olmec...
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Jul 11, 2017
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nerd
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Jul 12, 2017
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Can you add Islas Canarias for Canary Islands as well?
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Jul 11, 2017
Okay
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Jul 12, 2017
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How is that possible? I thought Buenos Aires meant good air. It would need ciudad, and many other words not included in the name to match your description.
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Jul 11, 2017
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Quote from Wikipedia: "Buenos aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre".
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Jul 11, 2017
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Has the word which completely disappeared from the English language?
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Jul 11, 2017
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Maybe a witch made it disappear
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Jul 11, 2017
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Someone should have Jules Winnfield sort this out.
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Jul 11, 2017
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There are a few errors in this quiz: 1. Even if you do accept "silver" as an answer, the actual answer here is "gold", which is incorrect. It was silver that really made the fortunes, and it was silver that opened up the Chinese markets, not gold. 2. Saint Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited city (1565) in continental usa, but the oldest continuously inhabited European established settlement in the US is San Juan, founded by Spaniards in 1521. Before that the Spaniards founded Caparra in 1508, but it was abandoned when the capital of Puerto Rico was moved to San Juan.
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Jul 11, 2017
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Another mistake is that Swas the union of the Kingdom of Castille and the Crown of Aragon. The differenciation is rellevant, because the crown of Aragon itself was a personal union containing the Principality of Catalonia, the kingdom of Aragon, the kingdom of Valencia, the Kingdom of Majorca, and some other smaller possessions.
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Jul 11, 2017
Changed the city answer to "continental" US. You'll probably have to dig deeper to find if gold or silver had the greatest market value. Keep in mind that the question says "initially".
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Jul 11, 2017
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Didn't Spain cede Guam and Puerto Rico to the U.S? Not the other way around?
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Jul 11, 2017
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Well, it says so: "ceded by Spain".
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Jul 11, 2017
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Maybe I might sound a little prickly, but should "mision" or "misiones" work for "mission". I mean, the Spanish term is with only one 's'...
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Jul 11, 2017
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I kept writing "Ecuatorial" and couldn't figure out for the life of me where I was going wrong. Sigh.
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Jul 11, 2017
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You should accept Canarias instead of Canary. That´s their native name
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Jul 11, 2017
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The quiz isn't their native language though.
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Jul 12, 2017
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Shouldn't the clue for BA read 'Which cities original name', instead of full?
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Jul 13, 2017
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