Spanish Cultural Trivia Questions: Life

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Madrid

The bear and tee are the symbols of what Spanish city?

Chicano (a)

What is the term for a person of Mexican origin who is born in the united states?

November

During which month is the day of the Dead celebrated?

Noche de San Juan

In Spain, what is June 24 reffered to as?

Independence

What does the green stand for in the Mexican flag?

Mexico

Which hispanic country has the largest Protestant population?

El Balboa

What is the currency of Panama?

Colombia

Where is the musical rhythm called "La cumbia" from?

In Venezuela

Where is Jororpo dance?

Costa Rica

Which Hispanic country abolished the army?

Achachay

How do you say "I am cold" in Quechua language?

Las Mañanitas

What is sung on a person's birthday in Mexico?

Pescadería

What is the general name of a place where fish is cold?

A telenovela

What do you call a soap opera in Spanish?

They are indicating that someone is stingy

What does it mean when Hispanics tap their elbows with their hands?

Red, yellow, and green

What are the colors in Bolivia's flag?

Portugese

Which language is closer to Spanish in many aspects?

Querétaro

From which mexican town did Father Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla issue his grito of revolt?

A folkloric dance from Chile

What is Cueca?

XVI century

When did Chile start its wine industry?

Summer

What is the season in Argentina in December?

Catholic

What is the religious affilation of most Hispanic people?

Iberia

What is the national airline of Spain?

High School

El bachillerato Clásico is a system of education comparable to what instuition in America?

Medelín, Colombia

Where is Festival Internacional de Posía held?

Yellow, blue, and red

What are the colors in Colombia's flag?

Vote in presidential elections

People from Puerot Rico are North ?American citizens but are not alowed to do what?

85%

What percentage of people in Argentina are of Europpean blood?

Avianca

What is the name of the oldest airline company in Colombia?

High speed train system

What is AVA in in Spain?

An animal

Guagua is the name of the buses in Cuba and perto Rico. What is a guagua in Colombia?

For good luck

Why do some Spanish people eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve?

A party to celebrate the 15th birthda of a woman

What is a quinceañera party?

Afternoon discussiona at a local café

What are "tertulias"?

Religion

What does the white stand for in the mexican flag?

Place of lots of fish

What does Panamá mean?

The earthquake of Chile on May 22, 1960 (9.5 Richter)

What has been the most devastating earthquake ever recorded?

On the Atlantic coast of Colombia

Where do people listen to and dance Vallenato music?

In Suriqui Island in Bolivia

Where do people use "totora reed" boats?

Tropical Forestry Initiative (it takes care of forests in Costa Rica)

What does the acronym TFI stand for?

New Year's Eve

What is La Noche Vieja?

The Spanish railroad system

What is RENFE in Spain?

Ito or ita

What do you add to the end of a Spanish noun to show friendliness or affection?

General Pinochet (Chile)

What South American dictator was imprisoned in Europe?

During Holy Week

When would you be able to see a Passion Play in Mexico?

The festival of sun in Perú

What is known as "Inti Raymi" festival?

Orchid

What is the national flower of Colombia?

Ticos

What is the nickname given to people from Costa Rica?

Tikal (in Guatemala)

What is the biggesst Mayan city as of known today?

the running of the bulls

What festival is celebrated in Pamplona, Spain in July?

light blue and white

What are the colors of the Argentinian flag?

the week before Easter

When is Holy Week celebrated in Spain?

a young kid

What does a Guatemalan refer to with the word patojo?

radishes

What vegetables are carved and judged at a festival in Oaxaca?

bread

What would you buy in a panadería?

Equatorial Guinea

Which African country has Spanish as an official language?

Bolivia

Which country in South America is the first exporter of aluminim to the world?

la Diablada

What is the name of the most famous festival in Bolivia?

Spanish, Aimará, and Quechua

What languages are spoken in Bolivia?

a palace and monastery

What is El Escorial?

April Fools Day

El Día de los Santos Inocentes is equivalent to what American day?

the pig

What animal s symbol of good luck to the Mexicans?

güero (a)

How do Mexicans call a blonde person?

four years

How long is the member of the Spanish parliment in office?

Pacific coast of Colombia

Where is Málape danced?

superextraordinarísimo (the most super-extraordinary)

According to the Guiness recor, which is the longest word in Spanish?

Universidad Complutense (more than 120,00 students)

Whcih is the biggest university in Madrid?

Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

What religious holiday is celebrated in Mexico on December 12?

whales

What can you watch un Guerro Negro, Baja California during some months?

a person with Spanish and Indian blood

What is meztizo?

Popul Vuh

What was the Quiché Indians' famous literary work?

a Mexican cowboy

What is a charro?

catiro(a)

How do Venezuelans call a blond person?

January 6

When is Día de los Reyes Magos celebrated in Hispanic countries?

Medellín (el metro)

What city in Colombia has the most modern transportation system in South America?

Pequeña Habana

What is the name given to the neighborhood in Miami where most businesses belong to Cuban immigrants?

Paraguay

Where in South America is Guraní spoken?

Estirar la pata

What is the equivalent of "kick the bucket" iin Spanish?

the central plaza in a Mexcan City

What is zócalo?

a castle converted into a hotel

What is a parador?

the Chihuahua

What miniature dog originated in Mexico?

December 16

When in December do Las Posados begin?

flies

According to a Spanish sayingm if you keep your mouth shut what cannot enter?

charango

What is the name of the guitar-like musical instrument made with the back of an armadillo?

Porteños

What is the nickname givven to the residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina?

California, Texas, Florida, Illinois

Name 2 states with more than 1 million Hispanic inhabitants?

one week (July 7-14)

How long is the celebration of San Fermín in Spain?

Carlos Vives

What male Colombian singer received two Latino Grammys in 2002?

to heal people with herbs and plants

What is the role of cuarandera?

Flor de Nochebuena

What is the name in Spanish of the poinsettia?

a flea market in Madrid

What is El Rastro?

Argentina

Which Spanish-speaking country has the largest Jewish population?

All distances in Spain are measured from that point

What is the significance of kilómetro cero?

llama, alpaccas, guanacos, and vicuñas

What animals from Perú are related to the camel?

freedom

What does the quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala, symbolize?

Catalán

What is the name given to a person from the region of Cataluña in Spain?

its wonderful weavings (marvillosos tejidos)

What makes the city of Santiago de Atitlán in Guatemala a famous place?

SIDA (Síndrome de Inmuno Deficencia Adquirida)

What is the name for AIDS in Spanish?

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