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Spanish Cultural Trivia Questions: Life


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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?
During which month is the day of the Dead celebrated?
Noche de San Juan
In Spain, what is June 24 reffered to as?
What does the green stand for in the Mexican flag?
Which hispanic country has the largest Protestant population?
El Balboa
What is the currency of Panama?
Where is the musical rhythm called "La cumbia" from?
In Venezuela
Where is Jororpo dance?
Costa Rica
Which Hispanic country abolished the army?
How do you say "I am cold" in Quechua language?
Las Mañanitas
What is sung on a person's birthday in Mexico?
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?
Which language is closer to Spanish in many aspects?
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?
What is the season in Argentina in December?
What is the religious affilation of most Hispanic people?
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?
What percentage of people in Argentina are of Europpean blood?
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"?
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?
What is the national flower of Colombia?
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?
What vegetables are carved and judged at a festival in Oaxaca?
What would you buy in a panadería?
Equatorial Guinea
Which African country has Spanish as an official language?
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?
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?
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?
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?
According to a Spanish sayingm if you keep your mouth shut what cannot enter?
What is the name of the guitar-like musical instrument made with the back of an armadillo?
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?
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?
What does the quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala, symbolize?
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?