History of Spain Quiz

Can you name these facts from Spanish history?
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
First submittedMarch 7, 2014
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Event won by Spain in 2010
FIFA World Cup
1992 Olympic host city
Barcelona
Dictator of Spain from 1939-1975
Francisco Franco
Painter of "Guernica"
Pablo Picasso
War of the 1930s
Spanish Civil War
Program to maintain religious orthodoxy
Spanish Inquisition
Term for a luxurious plantation
or estate in the New World
Hacienda
Former capital city - home to El Greco
Toledo
Famous novel by Miguel Cervantes
Don Quixote
1588 fleet for the invasion of England
Spanish Armada
Empire conquered by Pizarro
Incans
Empire conquered by Cortes
Aztecs
Hint
Answer
Most famous type
of Spanish sailing ship
Galleon
Italian explorer who claimed the
New World for Spain
Christopher
Columbus
Year of his first voyage
1492
Kingdoms united
by royal marriage in 1469
Castile
Aragon
Monarchs who married ^
Isabella
Ferdinand
African Muslim group
that invaded Spain in 711
Moors
Roman name for Spain
Hispania
Ancient Iberian ethnic group with
a very unique language
Basque
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2014
I wouldn't really think about the 'incans' or 'aztecs' when you talk about empires. I'd suggest to change the question and ask of which american people they conquered the empires.
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2014
But really...if the first things you think of when you hear Pizarro and Cortes ISN'T the Incas and Aztecs, you probably wouldn't have gotten it anyways.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2014
They were definitely empires, particularly the Aztecs. Just because you don't know the names of the other people they had subjugated doesn't mean they were all the same people. Actually this was one of the things that made it so easy for Cortes- subjects of the Aztec empire joined in to help in the fight on the Spanish side. The Aztec rulers had been demanding heavy tribute including human slaves for ritual sacrifice from all the neighboring lands that they had conquered.
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2014
The Incas conquered an area of 2 millions km², from Colombia to Chile, dominated many other people and imposed their culture. This is exactly what is called an empire.
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2014
Whoa...I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition...
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Level 86
Mar 17, 2014
NOBODY expects..... oh, well, somebody had to do it.
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Level 72
Mar 13, 2014
home to El Greco - it says Formal. Maybe you mean Former?

Nice quiz. Thanks.

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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2014
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 86
Mar 17, 2014
I believe you've misspelled the African Muslim group that invaded Spain. My Trivial Pursuit card clearly spells this group "the Moops".
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Level 37
Mar 22, 2014
I believe your Trivial Pursuit card has clearly misspelled "the Moors" :P pls research
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2014
Somebody needs to watch Seinfeld
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2016
I love when a reference just flys right by someone. WOOSH!
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2014
THAT'S NOT MOOPS YOU JERK, IT'S MOORS!!!
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2016
Oh the bubble boy. what a great episode. I can't hear Moors without thinking Moops!
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2017
Seriously though, can we accept Moor as well as Moors
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2017
Okay
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2014
Generalissimo Francisco Franco is dead? Still?
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2014
Great reference that no one under 45 gets!
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2017
False - but I only get it because my father references it all the time.
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2017
False. I am 31. I use that reference all the time. People younger than you are not clods.
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2017
But he's still watching underground movies.
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2014
Why didn't just the word "civil" work for the war question? After all, we already know that it's Spanish and a war!
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2014
Okay, just "Civil" will work now.
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2014
Just a note - Columbus was Genoese, not Spanish.
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2014
Which is why the clue says "Italian explorer who claimed the New World for Spain".
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Level 20
Jun 23, 2014
You should accept Colón (or just Colon) for Christopher Columbus as his real name is Cristóbal Colón. It's also funny that he is considered italian, when at his time Italy didn't even exist. He came from the Republic of Genoa, that was very united to the Crown of Aragon although it wasn't part of it.
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2014
He was from Genoa thus his real name is Cristoforo Colombo, but whatever...
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Level 62
Feb 2, 2017
NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
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Level 81
Feb 3, 2017
Everybody expects someone to say that, though.
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Level 52
Feb 17, 2017
FIFA? Nobody in Europe calls it that! We tried everything with football and soccer and world championship.
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Level 60
Aug 26, 2017
Castilia not allowed ?
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Level 80
May 19, 2018
Unique means "one of a kind". A thing is either one of a kind or it isn't. A thing is either unique or it isn't. There are no degrees of uniqueness.
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Level 82
Oct 27, 2018
The word "want" means "to lack/be lacking." It has nothing to do with desire and should not be used as such!

Oh, wait, never mind. I thought it was a thousand years ago there for a second.