Spain Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Spain?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
First submittedApril 17, 2013
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Question
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Capital city
Madrid
Second most-populous city
Barcelona
Region in which the above
is located
Catalonia
Spanish for Spain
España
Peninsula of Spain and Portugal
Iberia
Current king
Felipe VI
Husband and wife that
united Spain
Isabella
Ferdinand
Bordering countries
* not including exclaves
or overseas territories
Andorra
France
Portugal
Dictator from 1939–1975
Francisco Franco
Traditional afternoon nap or rest
Siesta
Former currency
Peseta
Mountain range separating
Spain and France
Pyrenees
Question
Answer
Conquerer of the Aztecs
Hernán Cortés
Conquerer of the Incas
Francisco Pizarro
"Guernica" painter
Pablo Picasso
Most populous islands
Tenerife
Majorca
Gran Canaria
"The Man of La Mancha"
Don Quixote
Author of the book featuring
the above
Miguel de Cervantes
"Running of the Bulls" city
Pamplona
Northern city where you'd find a
Guggenheim museum
Bilbao
Year that Columbus discovered
the New World
1492
Top football league
La Liga
Red spice that flavors paella
Saffron
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Level 63
Jul 31, 2013
Given that the quiz is a country quiz about Spain, would you please consider accepting the Spanish spellings of the answers? For example "don Quijote", "Cataluna", "Fernando and Isabel", etc.
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2015
Okay, added some Spanish spellings.
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2016
Iberica for Iberia?
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2013
Paella and saffron are yellow.......
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Level 58
Aug 21, 2013
Yeah that threw me too.
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Level 43
Apr 25, 2014
Saffron is definitely red.
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Level 78
Jul 19, 2015
It looks red but it colors food yellow.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2016
The colour saffron is a type of intense yellow. And the actual physical spice ranges from dark red to yellowy orange. Quizmaster, please change the clue to be less confusing -- orange would probably be a good compromise. With red I ran out of guesses after cayenne, paprika etc.
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2018
Just mix the the two answers to start a new answer? Q: What color is the U.S. flag? A: "Quizmaster, you should accept light purple as a compromise answer."
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2018
I'm color blind, so I don't know if it's red, yellow, or purple, but I can't imagine that anyone who knows what paella, practically the national dish of Spain, is wouldn't know that it has saffron in it. You don't have to be Julia Child, just go to a Spanish cafe sometime. Although to be fair Turmeric is often substituted for saffron because it is soooo much less expensive.
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Level 63
May 17, 2017
Saffron powder is yellow but the filaments are definitely red even though they sometimes contain parts of the yellow stamen.
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Level ∞
Dec 26, 2017
I just googled pictures of saffron. It's red.
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2018
I just saw it in my cupboard today. Red as every other day.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
I did too, definitely orange. A dark orange yes, but definately orange.
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Please accept Espagne. It is the English/French spelling of how España is pronounced
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Level 75
Oct 19, 2015
But it's asking what the Spanish is for Spain, not the English or French.
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2018
¿French?
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Level 41
Nov 5, 2019
It clearly says "Spain for Spanish people", not french nor english...
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2020
No (no), and no (not English either).
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2015
Felipe IV is the current king of Spain, please update this!
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2015
Updated!
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Level 78
Apr 17, 2018
And now I missed it. I knew the father, but not the son. Another educational moment.
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2020
Can you accept 'Philip'?
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Level 28
May 21, 2020
VI
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2015
too spaincentric...
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Level 79
Jul 21, 2015
Paprika is also a red spice found in paella.
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Level 41
Nov 5, 2019
Paprika in Paella? WTF?!
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Level 40
Nov 2, 2016
Ceuta? It's part of spain
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2016
And?
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Level 40
Nov 2, 2016
Also Columbus didn't discover america...
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2016
Well he didn't know it before
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2018
I discovered tuna sliders the other day at this little wharf restaurant. I had never known of them before, nor had anyone else I know.
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Level 60
Mar 28, 2020
Columbus didn’t discover anything.
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Level 58
Apr 23, 2017
saffron is yellow
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
The red one being with the nametag extra chili pepper? Cause I see only yellow and orange saffron.
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Level 38
Apr 20, 2018
paprika is red, saffron is yellow -
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Level 40
May 11, 2018
Bloody hell, I know sod all about Spain, as a Brit I thought it was just one massive all-inclusive resort serving round the clock fry-ups. (that is a joke btw) :D
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Level 32
Feb 5, 2019
What does region of the above mean? I thought it meant northern most region so I put Basque. You cannot do a quiz on spain without mentioning Galicia or the Basque Country
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2019
Well, Bilbao got a mention.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
It means the region the city in the question above that one is located in.
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2019
Can you add Cervartes as an answer for Cervantes. Really confused me.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Just to nitpick, it's spelt 'Conqueror' - ending in 'or'.
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Level 46
Dec 31, 2019
Phillip/Philip for Felipe (IV)?
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Level 63
Apr 3, 2020
Yes please?
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
Okay
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Level 63
Mar 8, 2020
I tried pesos, (Spanish) dollars, and reales several times before remembering peseta. Too far back? Previous to the previous currency?