The Spanish-speaking world: 10 questions

  1. Which Spanish speaking country in the Caribbean has its capital at Santo Domingo (Holy Sunday), supposedly named after the day of the week Christopher Colombus landed there?
  2. Which Spanish-speaking country’s capital lies on the opposite side of the River Plate from Buenos Aires?
  3. Which Spanish speaking country has a capital city named after St. James?
  4. Lope de Vega and Federico Garcia Lorca are famous Spanish names in which field of the arts?
  5. Who was the manager of the Spanish national team that triumphed at the 2010 World Cup?
  6. Vigan is a Spanish colonial city and world heritage site located in which Asian country?
  7. In which decade of the 20th century was the Panama Canal returned to Panama?
  8. Medellín and Cartagena are cities in which Spanish-speaking South American country?
  9. What is the only country in Africa with Spanish as an official language?
  10. Seville, Málaga and Granada are all in which autonomous community of Spain?

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  1. Which Spanish speaking country in the Caribbean has its capital at Santo Domingo (Holy Sunday), supposedly named after the day of the week Christopher Colombus landed there?
    A: The Dominican Republic
  2. Which Spanish-speaking country’s capital lies on the opposite side of the River Plate from Buenos Aires?
    A: Uruguay (Montevideo)
  3. Which Spanish speaking country has a capital city named after St. James?
    A: Chile (Santiago)
  4. Lope de Vega and Federico Garcia Lorca are famous Spanish names in which field of the arts?
    A: Literature
  5. Who was the manager of the Spanish national team that triumphed at the 2010 World Cup?
    A: Vincente del Bosque
  6. Vigan is a Spanish colonial city and world heritage site located in which Asian country?
    A: The Philippines
  7. In which decade of the 20th century was the Panama Canal returned to Panama?
    A: The 1990s (31 December 1999)
  8. Medellín and Cartagena are cities in which Spanish-speaking South American country?
    A: Colombia
  9. What is the only country in Africa with Spanish as an official language?
    A: Equatorial Guinea
  10. Seville, Málaga and Granada are all in which autonomous community of Spain?
    A: Andalusia

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