Spain: 10 questions

  1. What is the name of the two Spanish autonomous communities located in North Africa?
  2. Which city in southern Spain is famous for its orange trees, from which 4 million kilos of oranges are harvested each year?
  3. Which Spanish poet and playwright, part of the “Generation of ’27, was killed in 1936 by Nationalist forces in the early days of the civil war, and whose remains have never been found?
  4. Which Spanish King also served as King of England in the 1550s through his marriage to Mary I?
  5. Las Meninas is one of the most famous paintings of the Spanish golden age. Who painted it?
  6. And which gallery in Madrid does it hang in?
  7. What is the largest city in the Basque region of Spain?
  8. In which country to Spanish footballing legends Andres Iniesta and David Villa currently (April 2020) play their club football?
  9. In Britain we have the tooth fairy to deal with children’s teeth, but what animal does the same job in Spain?
  10. Which Spanish tennis player was a major force in the women’s game in the 1990s, winning both the French and US Opens in 1994?

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  1. What is the name of the two Spanish autonomous communities located in North Africa?
    A: Ceuta and Melilla
  2. Which city in southern Spain is famous for its orange trees, from which 4 million kilos of oranges are harvested each year?
    A: Seville
  3. Which Spanish poet and playwright, part of the “Generation of ’27, was killed in 1936 by Nationalist forces in the early days of the civil war, and whose remains have never been found?
    A: Federico Garcia Lorca
  4. Which Spanish King also served as King of England in the 1550s through his marriage to Mary I?
    A: Philip II
  5. Las Meninas is one of the most famous paintings of the Spanish golden age. Who painted it?
    A: Velazquez
  6. And which gallery in Madrid does it hang in?
    A: The Prado
  7. What is the largest city in the Basque region of Spain?
    A: Bilbao
  8. In which country to Spanish footballing legends Andres Iniesta and David Villa currently (April 2020) play their club football?
    A: Japan
  9. In Britain we have the tooth fairy to deal with children’s teeth, but what animal does the same job in Spain?
    A: A mouse (El Ratoncito Pérez)
  10. Which Spanish tennis player was a major force in the women’s game in the 1990s, winning both the French and US Opens in 1994?
    A: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

If you enjoyed this quiz, you might well enjoy my Little European Quiz Book, available here – 10 questions about each EU member state, and a few bonus questions and facts for good measure.

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