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Spain Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Spain.
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First submittedApril 17, 2013
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
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Question
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Capital city
Madrid
Second biggest city
Barcelona
Region of the above
Catalonia
Spanish for Spain
España
Peninsula of Spain and Portugal
Iberia
Husband and wife that
united Spain
Isabella
Ferdinand
Bordering countries
( not including exclaves
or overseas territories )
Andorra
France
Portugal
Dictator until 1975
Francisco Franco
Afternoon nap
Siesta
Former currency
Peseta
Mountain range separating
Spain and France
Pyrenees
Question
Answer
Current king
Felipe VI
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 ^
Miguel de Cervantes
"Running of the Bulls" city
Pamplona
Guggenheim city
Bilbao
Top football flight
La Liga
Year that Columbus discovered
the New World
1492
Red spice that flavors paella
Saffron
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level 57
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 54
Feb 12, 2016
Iberica for Iberia?
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level 64
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 76
Jul 19, 2015
It looks red but it colors food yellow.
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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 72
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 79
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 61
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 72
Jul 27, 2018
I just saw it in my cupboard today. Red as every other day.
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level 61
Apr 21, 2019
I did too, definitely orange. A dark orange yes, but definately orange.
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level 72
Jun 20, 2014
Juan Carlos abdicated in June 2014 - the new king is Felipe VI
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level 56
Jul 2, 2014
The king of Spain is now King Felipe VI
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level 50
Oct 12, 2014
@Zola25. The former king was known as Juan Carlos. Simply Carlos is not his name. However he is no longer king. He abdicated on 19 June 2014. The king is now Felipe (Philip) Vl.
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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 76
Oct 19, 2015
But it's asking what the Spanish is for Spain, not the English or French.
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level 72
Jul 27, 2018
¿French?
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level 59
Mar 6, 2015
Juan Carlos is no more king of Spain
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level 16
May 27, 2015
True. Current King of Spain is his son Felipe VI.
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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 76
Apr 17, 2018
And now I missed it. I knew the father, but not the son. Another educational moment.
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level 37
Jul 20, 2015
I had no idea what was meant by "Top football flight". Anyone else confused by that wording or is it just me?
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level 68
Jul 20, 2015
Me too.
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level 50
Jul 30, 2015
Could someone please answer this question? I have no idea what that means either.
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level 67
Apr 17, 2018
Apparently top-flight here means "highest quality, superior." I think it should be reworded to "Top flight football league."
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level 76
Apr 17, 2018
That's what I assumed it meant, but I still had no clue. I thought I was doing well to remember Madrid Real (or is it Real Madrid) from the soccer/futbol quizzes but that did me no good on this one.
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level 67
Sep 28, 2019
I interpreted the question as "best football player that has left Spain to play for some other country".
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level 50
Jul 20, 2015
too spaincentric...
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level 77
Jul 21, 2015
Paprika is also a red spice found in paella.
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level 40
Nov 2, 2016
Ceuta? It's part of spain
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level 73
Dec 2, 2016
And?
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level 40
Nov 2, 2016
Also Columbus didn't discover america...
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level 73
Dec 2, 2016
Well he didn't know it before
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level 72
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 56
Apr 23, 2017
saffron is yellow
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level 61
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 39
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 67
Apr 7, 2019
Well, Bilbao got a mention.
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level 61
Apr 21, 2019
It means the region the city in the question above that one is located in.
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level 32
Apr 13, 2019
"Region of the above" needs to be rephrased
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level 61
Apr 21, 2019
Had no issue with it at all. (I guess you had an issue with author of the book featuring ^ aswell? I think that one is more confusing that the region one)
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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 63
Sep 28, 2019
Just to nitpick, it's spelt 'Conqueror' - ending in 'or'.