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Spain Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Spain?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
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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
102 Recent Comments
+17
Level 67
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 74
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 89
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 72
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 45
Feb 11, 2021
The american flag does not have any purple in it. It's red white and blue
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2021
The red threw me off as well. I knew paella contained saffron, but I always think of that as "gold," both in color and cost : )
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2022
I hope you're joking, @ToxicCat.
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Level 31
Sep 11, 2023
Yh paprika is what everyone would assume, chorizo is doused in the stuff 😂
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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 89
Jul 27, 2018
I just saw it in my cupboard today. Red as every other day.
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Level 68
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 71
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 42
Aug 30, 2021
Lol. It looks like the disagreement is old. From the Wikipedia entry for azafrán:

.... Por su alto valor económico se ha denominado oro rojo ...

....Due to it's high economic value it has been called red gold ...

... Las mayoría de las fuentes concuerdan en que [la palabra] proviene de la palabra árabe az-za'fran o zaʽfarān (cuyo origen se desconoce) que significa amarillo ...

....Most sources agree that [the word] comes from the Arabic word az-za'fran or zaʽfarān (whose origin is unknown) which means yellow ...

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Level 48
Mar 10, 2023
But the Color is yellow
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Level 30
Dec 12, 2014
Please accept Espagne. It is the English/French spelling of how España is pronounced
+38
Level 83
Oct 19, 2015
But it's asking what the Spanish is for Spain, not the English or French.
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Level 68
Apr 16, 2024
it is definitely not espana, which is accepted... it needs the special ñ (which I can't get on this keyboard, but copied it for the purpose of this comment). Using gn is a better way to describe/replace the letter than using a normal n. Another (also not accepted) option would be espania, again not the word used in spain but closer than espana which would be something like es pah nah or something
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Level 89
Jul 27, 2018
¿French?
+8
Level 68
Nov 5, 2019
It clearly says "Spain for Spanish people", not french nor english...
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2020
No (no), and no (not English either).
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2015
Felipe IV is the current king of Spain, please update this!
+4
Level ∞
Jun 21, 2015
Updated!
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2018
And now I missed it. I knew the father, but not the son. Another educational moment.
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2020
Can you accept 'Philip'?
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Level 47
May 21, 2020
VI
+24
Level 66
Jul 20, 2015
too spaincentric...
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Level 85
Jul 21, 2015
Paprika is also a red spice found in paella.
+7
Level 68
Nov 5, 2019
Paprika in Paella? WTF?!
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2016
Ceuta? It's part of spain
+8
Level 83
Dec 2, 2016
And?
+3
Level 89
Jul 31, 2020
Overseas territory. Doesn't count for this quiz.
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Level 42
Aug 15, 2023
Ceuta is actually an integral part of Spain tho, not an overseas territory. But it's an exclave of Spain so they don't count.
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2016
Also Columbus didn't discover america...
+15
Level 83
Dec 2, 2016
Well he didn't know it before
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Level 89
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 89
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 61
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 57
Apr 23, 2017
saffron is yellow
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Level 68
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 34
Apr 20, 2018
paprika is red, saffron is yellow -
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Level 35
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 75
Apr 7, 2019
Well, Bilbao got a mention.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2019
It means the region the city in the question above that one is located in.
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Level 70
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 54
Jun 20, 2019
Can you add Cervartes as an answer for Cervantes. Really confused me.
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Level 60
Apr 15, 2024
Why? It's not correct.
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Level 69
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 78
Apr 3, 2020
Yes please?
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
Okay
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2024
Why lmao his name isn't Phillip it's Felipe. It's not a regular word that has a translation, it's his name.
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Level 68
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 23
Nov 14, 2022
no, it was our currency until 2001 or so. i was like 4 but i remember a little bit! even today my parents and old people still think "in pesetas" and sometimes i need them to translate hahaha
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Level 60
Apr 15, 2024
That's not what claprei meant. They were saying that their guesses—pesos, dollars, and reales—were too far back to be answers, not that pesetas were too far back.
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Level 85
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 86
Jul 31, 2020
France is given away too, in the question about Pyrénées.
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2020
I'm worried about the 62% that didn't get Spain's top football league name😒
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Level 77
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 28
Oct 23, 2020
Withouth CR7 isn't the same anyway xD
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Level 64
May 2, 2022
Don't worry I don't care about soccer I dont need to know this
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2020
Perhaps the Quizmaster could think of some better descriptive terms for Cortez and Pizarro than "conqueror."
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2020
Conqueror is the best descriptive term for both. Conquistadors. So, no, he can't.
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Level 83
Jan 25, 2024
Although they are far more widely-known for their cool hats, I think their conquering is probably general enough knowledge that this clue should be adequately descriptive for the average jetpunker.
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Level 48
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 47
Oct 14, 2022
Pirineos should be accepted too
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2020
Escudo, dinero, maravedi, and real should be accepted for former currency.
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Level 64
Mar 10, 2022
Dinero is Spanish for money...
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Level 84
Oct 12, 2022
True. And it is also the name of Spanish currency used in the 900s (and for much longer in Catalonia).
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Level 23
Nov 14, 2022
why? that's not our former currency
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Level 60
Apr 15, 2024
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Level 45
Jan 6, 2021
I thought the author of The Man of La Mancha was by Dave Wasserman
+1
Level 64
Mar 10, 2022
That's the movie I think
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Level 17
Feb 6, 2021
I am from Gibraltar and currently live in Gibraltar, so I just wanted to say to all the spaniards that Gibraltar ISN'T spanish and all of the 32,000 other Gibraltarians agree.
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Level 45
Apr 1, 2021
Me, an Spanish, I agree Gibraltar is UK because we gived it for friendship gift, and Gibraltar makes the union of British and Spanish friendship as I said.
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Level 43
Feb 10, 2021
"Peninsula of Spain and Portugal", Andorra too
+1
Level 45
Apr 1, 2021
The currency is the Euro, the Peseta was 20 years ago!
+4
Level 67
Nov 11, 2021
That's why it says former currency, but maybe it didn't at the time of your comment I suppose
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Level 60
Apr 15, 2024
It did, you can see comments above inquiring about why other former currencies aren't accepted.
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Level 32
Apr 2, 2021
i did the whole thing and only 1 second remaning
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2021
the 1 percent that didnt get madrid
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Level 29
Nov 29, 2021
damn I typed 1942 instead of 1492 not realizing that that would be in like WW2
+1
Level 29
Nov 29, 2021
andorra is not part of the iberian penisula
+1
Level 59
Jan 2, 2022
where does it say it is??
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2022
I think they were replying to capuchinho4, but put it as a separate comment instead for some reason.
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Level 56
Jan 29, 2022
Tenerife Majorca gran canaria
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Level 57
Apr 10, 2022
can you accept canary islands for gran canaria ?
+3
Level 61
Oct 12, 2022
No, because the Canary Islands is the name of the archipelago. Gran Canaria is the name of one of the Canary Islands.
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Level 77
Oct 12, 2022
You ask for husband and wife, but then you list them as wife and husband.
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Level 75
Oct 15, 2022
Oh the humanity!!
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2022
I thought this was finally going to be the day I remembered the city for the running of the bulls and confidently typed in Palermo. So close and yet so far
+1
Level 43
Jan 2, 2023
Very good quiz! I liked very much!
+1
Level 28
May 25, 2023
Very bad, especially because you say “español” not “España”
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Level 81
Apr 13, 2024
no.
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Level 30
May 31, 2023
spent like 3 minutes trying to spell saffron lol
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Level 63
Oct 17, 2023
Lmao, same! It's called Safran in my country.
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2023
Quite tricky, but why did I forget Gran Canaria? I visited the island myself.