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Quiz Bowl - La cultura hispana

Culture Questions for Spanish Quiz Bowl
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Name a famous park located in Madrid.
Retiro Park
What is El Prado in Madrid?
A famous museum with some of Spain's most prestigious works of art, including those Diego Velásquez.
What is the Spanish language called in all Spanish speaking countries?
Castellano, Castilian
In what country are the Altamira caves located?
Spain
What is the first language spoken in Barcelona, followed by el castellano (Spanish)?
Catalán
What is Nuahatl?
Language of the Aztecs
Who was Moctezuma I?
Second emperor of the Aztecs.
Name the mountain range between France and Spain.
Los Pirineos
What is the date of the Mexican Independence day?
September 16th
Date of the Costa Rican, Honduran, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, & Nicaraguan Independence Day?
15 de septiembre
What was once Tenochtitlan is now...
México, D.F.
In what century did the Moors take over southern Spain?
8th
Name the highest navigable lake in the world.
Lago Titicaca, en la frontera entre Bolivia y Perú.
What group of people built the mosques in Spain?
The Moors, Los Moros
Who is the current king of Spain?
Felipe VI
What language spoken by Incas is still spoken in Bolivia today?
Quechua, Aimara
Who was the president of Mexico during the revolution of 1910?
Porfirio Diaz
Who was the first indigenous president elected in Mexico? (Of Zapotec origin)
Benito Juárez
Who was considered one of the most influential civil rights activists for Latino Americans, especially related to the ethical treatment of farm workers?
César Chávez
Who is the current president of Mexico?
Enrique Peña Nieto (since 2012)
What famous painter lived in Toledo, Spain?
El Greco
Tikal is the ancient city built by what group of people?
The Mayans
When is turron eaten?
Christmas
What is the main ingredient in the drink atole?
Corn
What is English for "salsa picante"?
Hot Sauce
Who was the dictator of Spain from 1939 - 1975?
Francisco Franco
What is the national emblem of Guatemala?
Quetzal bird
What is the Spanish word for a spoken compliment to women?
piropo
What does Moctezuma's revenge mean?
Legend that Moctezuma II left a curse after he was defeated by Hernán Cortés. When people get traveler's diarrhea in Mexico, it is said that they have been cursed! ¡Uf!
What is the Mexican religious holiday celebrated the day after All Saint's Day?
Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead
What is depicted in Diego Rivera's mural in the National Palace?
Mexican History
In which museum/theater in Mexico, D.F. would you find some of the most important Mexican works of art and a glass curtain?!
El Palacio de Bellas Artes
What is the profession of el colombiano Fernando Botero?
Pintor; escultor
What was the profession of the woman who invented mole poblano?
Nun
Who was the Mexican artist who also painted murals in Detroit, New York, and San Francisco? (Asso was married to Frida Kahlo)
Diego Rivera
What is a zócalo in a Mexican city?
A central plaza
What is the role of a curandera?
To heal people with herbs and plants
Why do you see the signs that say "Damas" and "Caballeros" over the bathrooms in many Hispanic restaurants?
Ladies and Gentlemen
For what style of painting is Dalí famous?
Surrealism
Pancho Torres and Susana García marry and have a child, Roberto. What is the son's full name?
Roberto Torres García
Who were the Olmecs?
An indigenous group in Mexico
What is the name of the indigenous town, located around 50 miles from Tenochtitlan?
Teotihuacán
What are tapas in Spain?
Appetizers
What would one drink through a bombilla?
Mate
What is an empanada?
A pastry filled with meat or a sweet filling
Name one of the famous pyramids in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
La Piramide del Sol / La Piramide de la Luna
Who is the late Mexican artist who is well known for her indigenous references, love of animals, and her feminist symbolism?
¡Frida Kahlo!
What nationality are Ticos?
Costa Rican
In what year did Panama assume total control of the Canal Zone?
1999
What part of the pumpkin has been used since Pre-Columbian times as a base for sauces?
The seeds
In what country would you find the Atacama Desert?
Chile
What is El Rastro?
A flea market in Madrid
Who was the last ruler of the Aztecs?
Cuauhtémoc
At what time do the Spanish eat supper?
9:00 or 10:00 P.M.
Who was proclaimed the Queen of Castilla and León in 1474?
Reina Isabella 1
What surrounded the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán?
A lake (un lago)
Who was the first president of the revolutionary era in Mexico?
Francisco Madero
Who was the court painter for Felipe IV?
Diego Velázquez
Who is the spirit of the river who is always mourning the death of her children?
La llorona
Las islas Galapagos son parte de...
Ecuador
If you enter a Spanish building and go up one flight of stairs, what floor are you one?
First floor
What is celebrated on 1st and 2nd of Nov.?
Días de los Muertos
Who is the patron saint of Madrid?
San Isidro
How many states are in Mexico?
31
The best soccer team in the world is... :))
Real Madrid
What are the Spanish islands called that are located near the southern coast of Spain and the northern coast of Africa?
Las Islas Canarias
La Isla de Pascua es parte de...
Chile