General Spanish Culture Quiz
Language Resources

Do you think you know a lot about Spanish culture?

Find out by taking this fun test about Spanish habits and general culture

Where is Spain?
  • North of Germany and South of Sweden
  • Between Switzerland and Italy
  • South of France and East of Portugal
  • Right next to the Netherlands
Which figure is more famous in Spanish history?
  • Herod
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Confucius
  • Julius Caesar
In which city can you visit the Sagrada Familia church?
  • Salamanca
  • Lugo
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
Who directed the film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (Spanish: "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios")?
  • Alejandro Amenábar
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Vicente Aranda
  • José Bigas Luna
What do the Fallas consist of in Valencia?
  • Erecting artistic constructions made of combustible materials that depict figures and then burning them on the Day of Saint Joseph.
  • Creating wax figures to put on display in the Wax Museum.
  • Celebrating the arrival of the Virgin of Falla
  • Lighting bonfires to burn books
What do bullfighters dress in before stepping into the ring for a bullfight?
  • A tuxedo
  • A suit of lights
  • A Sevillana dress
  • Riding attire
What do Spaniards call a "siesta"?
  • The meal between lunch and dinner
  • Going out for tapas with friends
  • Taking a quick nap after eating
  • When your wallet gets stolen without you realizing it
Which places have the most famous Carnival celebrations?
  • Madrid and Barcelona
  • Bilbao and Mérida
  • Mallorca and Ibiza
  • Tenerife and Cádiz
What are "callos"?
  • A callus that forms on the skin due to chafing or pressure
  • A person who is very ugly or has an unpleasant personality
  • Edible pieces of the stomach of animals
  • All of the above
What do Spaniards do on December 28th?
  • They play jokes on each other
  • They don’t eat meat
  • They make offerings to the Virgin
  • The jump and dance over bonfires
Where does the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago) end?
  • In Sevilla
  • In Galicia
  • It doesn’t end, it’s a closed circuit
  • In Zaragoza
What are the races in front of bulls that take place in many cities called?
  • Encierros
  • Cencerros
  • Ceniceros
  • Domingueros
Which of the following ingredients is not typically used to make a paella?
  • Meat and fish
  • Shellfish
  • Nuts and raisins
  • Saffron
What does a Spaniard say when somebody sneezes?
  • Azul
  • Avestruz
  • Obús
  • Jesús
What strait separates Spain from Africa?
  • Strait of Balthazar
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Strait of Gibraltar
  • Narrow of Waist
What is Flamenco?
  • A language that was spoken in Flanders and now along the border of Belgium
  • The popular gypsy music and dance of Andalusia
  • The common name of a bird characterized for having very long legs
  • All of the above
In which city is the Puerta del Sol located?
  • Madrid
  • Granada
  • Alicante
  • Tenerife
Where is the most passionate celebration of the April Fair?
  • Lugo
  • Santander
  • Cuenca
  • Sevilla
According to tradition, who brings presents to children on January 6th?
  • The Three Wise Men of the East
  • The magic man in the moon
  • Some elves that come from the forest
  • Don Quijote and his helpers
What to Spaniards have on New Years Eve right at midnight?
  • A glass of champagne
  • Twelve grapes
  • Thirteen olives
  • Nougat candy
What is the typical thing to do on the night of St. John (San Juan), the shortest night of the year?
  • Scare away the bad spirits
  • Spend the night on a cave in front of a bonfire
  • Light bonfires and jump over them
  • Burn old books in a bonfire and dance around it
What instruments are played by women dancing sevillanas?
  • The meninas
  • The orejeras
  • The costureras
  • The castañuelas
What currency was used in Spain prior to the change to the Euro?
  • The peseta
  • The escudo
  • The corona
  • The peso
Which Spanish painter dedicated himself to the Surrealist trend?
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Franciso de Goya
  • Diego Velázquez
What is the popular food given in bars upon ordering a drink called?
  • Mosca
  • Balda
  • Cuenta
  • Tapa
What colors are on the Spanish flag?
  • Orange and red
  • Blue and green
  • Yellow and orange
  • Red and yellow
Who was the dictator who ruled Spain for 40 years?
  • Manolete
  • Franco
  • Salazar
  • Mussolini
Gazpacho is a typical dish from which region?
  • Catalonia
  • Canarias
  • Andalusia
  • Aragón
Who is the only Spanish actor to have won an Oscar?
  • Jordi Mollá
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Javier Bardem
  • Benicio del Toro
What year were the Olympic Games held in Barcelona?
  • 1988
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000