Hola and welcome to Spain Trivia in this week’s episode of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week we’ve got thirty questions about the country, its history, and its famous residents.
When you’re done with Spain Trivia, check out Mexico Trivia or Puerto Rico Trivia from a couple week’s back. If you want to stay in Europe, visit France Trivia. We’ve got over two hundred episodes for your listening pleasure.
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Hola and welcome.
This is episode 234 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this week we’ve got Spain Trivia.
I know we just did Puerto Rico Trivia, but I wasn’t paying close attention when plotting out the season. Oh well. It’s Summer Break and a little geography trivia will help keep your brain in shape.
Speaking of which, if you’re a student or a teacher that listens to the show, send me a note on social media or on DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. I’m always curious to hear how folks are listening to the show.
That’s enough intro, let’s get on with the show.
The Dorky Round
- What is the capital of Spain?
a. Madrid. It’s also the largest city in Spain.
- What’s the second largest city in Spain and acts as the capital of Catalonia?
- Which Spanish queen funded Christopher Columbus’ expedition in 1492?
a. Queen Isabella I
- To take part in the famous running of the bulls, where in Spain would you need to go?
- What strait is formed between its southern-most point and Africa?
a. The Strait of Gibraltar
- What Spanish painter co-founded the Cubist movement?
a. Pablo Picasso
- What body of water forms the Spain’s southeastern border?
a. The Mediterranean Sea
- What actor, from Málaga, starred in movies like The Mask of Zorro and Puss in Boots?
a. Antonio Banderas
- What traditional Spanish dish contains rice and saffron along with meats, seafood, and/or vegetables?
- What six-stringed, fretted musical instrument is believed to originated in Spain?
a. The guitar.
The Geeky Round
- What is the predominant religion of Spain?
a. Roman Catholicism
- Established in 1478, what Catholic Tribunal was finally ended in 1834?
a. Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition better known as The Spanish Inquisition.
- Don Quixote, considered the first modern novel, was written by what Spaniard?
a. Miguel de Cervantes
- Who was the leader of Spain from 1936 to 1975?
a. Francisco Franco
- Spain hosted the Olympics in what year?
a. Barcelona hosted the Summer Games in 1992
- Spain shares its largest land border with what nation?
- What Spanish painter created the surreal masterpiece The Persistence of Memory?
a. Salvador Dali
- What African people invaded Spain in 711?
a. The Moors. The would be driven out at the end of the 15th Century.
- Born on the Canary Islands, what actor made it big as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men?
a. Javier Bardem
- What 2006 fantasy horror film takes place during World War II in Spain?
a. Pan’s Labyrinth
The Nerdy Round
- Who is the current King of Spain?
a. Filipe VI
- When it comes to international tourist destinations, where does Spain rank in the world?
a. Second. Only France has more visitors.
- On the last Wednesday in August since 1945, if you’re in Buñol, you could get into a food fight using what bit of produce?
a. Tomatoes. La Tomatina is held there every year.
- Spain’s northeastern border touches France and what other nation?
- Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to the south puts you into what African nation? Morocco
- What bay is directly to Spain’s North?
a. The Bay of Biscay
- Spain, along with Portugal, France, and Andorra make up what peninsula?
a. The Iberian Peninsula
- Coming over to the Americas as a “gentleman volunteer” with Columbus, what explorer was the first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico?
a. Juan Ponce de Leon
- What Spanish Island, along with its capital, Palma, is a popular travel destination for Germans, Brits, and many others?
- Emilio Estevez directed his father in what 2010 movie about a father walking the Camino de Santiago?
a. The Way
And that’s it for Spain Trivia. Any Spaniards out there? If so, give me a shout on social media. I want to hear your thoughts on the episode. Spain has been on my to-visit list ever since a co-worker spent an entire month sunning himself along the Mediterranean coast. I was so jealous of his relaxed attitude and nice tan.
I’ll be back next week with another thirty trivia questions. Here’s something to tide you over until then:
What science fiction author is sometimes referred to by his initials, ‘PKD’?
Last week’s teaser was pretty tough, so I decided to give you a break on this one. Even if you don’t know the answer, it’s an author whose work you’ve probably seen adapted on film. See you next Wednesday.
This was episode 234 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
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This podcast is written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. Come check out my audiobooks at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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