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History of Spain Quiz

Name these facts from Spanish history.
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First submittedMarch 7, 2014
Last updatedFebruary 2, 2017
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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 1930's
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 77
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 77
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 83
Mar 17, 2014
NOBODY expects..... oh, well, somebody had to do it.
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level 70
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 83
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 39
Mar 22, 2014
I believe your Trivial Pursuit card has clearly misspelled "the Moors" :P pls research
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level 75
Mar 22, 2014
Somebody needs to watch Seinfeld
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level 66
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 66
Mar 10, 2016
Oh the bubble boy. what a great episode. I can't hear Moors without thinking Moops!
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level 54
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 75
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 72
Jan 20, 2017
False - but I only get it because my father references it all the time.
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level 61
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 76
Feb 2, 2017
But he's still watching underground movies.
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level 28
Mar 23, 2014
I kept writing 'Fernando' instead of Ferdinand - which is his actual Spanish name. Maybe you should accept that?
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level 57
Feb 2, 2017
I did the same with Castilla, surely they should both be there
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level 37
Feb 2, 2017
And the same with Isabella, they sould accept Isabel, which is the actual Spanish name, or even Elizabeth
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level ∞
Feb 2, 2017
All those things will work now
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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 49
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 39
Apr 13, 2014
Nothing can be VERY unique (as in the language question). They are either unique or not!
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level 77
Feb 2, 2017
Colloquially unique can be used to mean "different" or "unusual." Also there are many different components of language. You could say if a language has a peculiar phonetic inventory, it is somewhat unique. There is one thing about it that is unique (literally, one of a kind; in colloquial use you could say it was somewhat unique if there were only a handful of languages that used the same sounds, and very unique if there were none). If it also has a unique grammar, syntax, and morphology you could say it was very unique. This is obviously how most people would understand the clue.
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level 49
Feb 2, 2017
I am not an expert and cannot comment on whether you are technically correct (except about the colloquial bit), but unique should be used to mean one of - otherwise we have no term for that, whereas there are lots of ways of expressing not many of
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level 77
Feb 2, 2017
I know that is the strictest literal definition of the word; but it is commonly used in the way I described. It's very common to hear something described as "somewhat unique" or "very unique." Language is dynamic.
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level 76
May 19, 2018
@kalbahamut It's very common to hear lots of words used incorrectly. Should we do so just because others do?
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level 79
Oct 27, 2018
You can choose whether or not to use the word in the new way yourself, but you'd better be able to at least recognize the new usage when someone else does it. Which--surprise, surprise!--everyone here actually DID! But you're still complaining about it for some reason.
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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 77
Jul 17, 2014
He was from Genoa thus his real name is Cristoforo Colombo, but whatever...
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level 61
Feb 2, 2017
NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
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level 77
Feb 3, 2017
Everybody expects someone to say that, though.
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level 50
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 59
Aug 26, 2017
Castilia not allowed ?
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level 76
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 79
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.