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
Answer
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 62
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 57
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 75
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 81
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 81
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 60
Jul 31, 2020
Can you add "Zafran" as type-in for Saffron? Me and lots of other Asian quizzers know it by that name and it is used by quite a lot of people.
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Level 42
Aug 3, 2020
Well if Donovan has anything to say about it, Saffron must be yellow. Mellow Yellow. "I'm just mad about Saffron, and Saffron's mad about me..."
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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 77
Oct 19, 2015
But it's asking what the Spanish is for Spain, not the English or French.
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2018
¿French?
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Level 44
Nov 5, 2019
It clearly says "Spain for Spanish people", not french nor english...
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Level 66
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 66
Mar 30, 2020
Can you accept 'Philip'?
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Level 37
May 21, 2020
VI
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Level 56
Jul 20, 2015
too spaincentric...
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Level 80
Jul 21, 2015
Paprika is also a red spice found in paella.
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Level 44
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 77
Dec 2, 2016
And?
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Level 83
Jul 31, 2020
Overseas territory. Doesn't count for this quiz.
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Level 40
Nov 2, 2016
Also Columbus didn't discover america...
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Level 77
Dec 2, 2016
Well he didn't know it before
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Level 81
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 83
Jul 31, 2020
But he did introduce it to the parts of Europe that were interested in conquering land. That's a pretty big deal.
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Level 57
Aug 3, 2020
Agreed, more like he stumbled upon unknown land, he even thought he was near India. Poor man. We would have been better left alone. PD. Spain you should give our gold back.
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Level 60
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 38
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 70
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 64
Jul 31, 2020
"The above," in this instance, means "previously mentioned". According to WordReference, its translation in Spanish would be arriba. You'll see it a lot in business emails. Similarly, its cousin "the below" is a reference to something that will soon follow or come later in text.
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Level 53
Jun 20, 2019
Can you add Cervartes as an answer for Cervantes. Really confused me.
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Level 52
Sep 24, 2020

Did you mean: Cervantes

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Level 66
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 66
Apr 3, 2020
Yes please?
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
Okay
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Level 64
Mar 8, 2020
I tried pesos, (Spanish) dollars, and reales several times before remembering peseta. Too far back? Previous to the previous currency?
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Level 70
Jul 31, 2020
Since Portugal is an answer, the question about the Iberian peninsula should probably be worded to avoid using it. "Peninsula on which mainland Spain is located" works just fine.
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2020
France is given away too, in the question about Pyrénées.
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Level 42
Jul 31, 2020
I'm worried about the 62% that didn't get Spain's top football league name😒
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Level 70
Jul 31, 2020
That's the only question that I didn't get. Why are you worried about me? I'm not. Association football is an irrelevance to me.
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2020
Perhaps the Quizmaster could think of some better descriptive terms for Cortez and Pizarro than "conqueror."
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2020
Conqueror is the best descriptive term for both. Conquistadors. So, no, he can't.
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Level 50
Jul 31, 2020
I rarely ever ask this, but could you be more flexible on the spelling for Pyrenees? I thought it had either double R or double N. On the other hand I rarely ask because I prefer knowing the correct spelling, so I could just kick myself instead.
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2020
Escudo, dinero, maravedi, and real should be accepted for former currency.