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SPANISH:

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

WORKOUT

#2

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a new way to learn Spanish

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CONTENTS

Introduction

QUIZ 1

QUIZ 3

QUIZ 4

QUIZ 5

QUIZ 6

QUIZ 7

QUIZ 8

QUIZ 9

QUIZ 10

FAQs

Copyright

Introduction

SPANISH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT. A new way to learn Spanish.

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A note on the translations The translations in this book are as literal as possible while sticking to standard, everyday language. So, the English phrases do not always reflect the Spanish texts word-for-word. Use them as a guide to comprehension, not as an exact parallel of the original Spanish.

QUIZ 1

1 HISTORIA DE EE.UU.

¿De qué acción militar de EE.UU. en 1991 fue el nombre en clave Operación Tormenta del Desierto?

1 AMERICAN HISTORY

Operation Desert Storm was the codename of which US military action in 1991?

La ofensiva contra Iraq, lanzada en respuesta a la invasión y anexión de Kuwait por Irak.

The offensive against Iraq, launched in response to Irak’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

2 CULTURA

¿Qué joven dice las siguientes palabras a su amante?

¡Buenas noches, buenas noches! La despedida es un dolor tan dulce, que diré las buenas noches hasta que sea mañana.

2 CULTURE

Which young man says the following words to his lover?

Good Night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Romeo, en Romeo y Julieta (acto II, escena II) de Shakespeare.

Romeo, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Act II, Scene II).

3 GASTRONOMÍA

En su forma inculta, Brassica oleracea es la col silvestre. ¿Para el cultivo de qué otras verduras, además de la col, se ha utilizado Brassica oleracea?

3 FOOD & DRINK

In its uncultivated form, Brassica oleracea is wild cabbage. What other vegetables, apart from cabbage, has Brassica oleracea been used to cultivate?

El brécol, coles de Bruselas, la coliflor y la col rizada.

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale.

4 VARIOS

El Mohair es una fibra natural particularmente fina, usada para fabricar tejidos de lujo. ¿De qué animal procede?

4 MISCELLANEOUS

Mohair is a particularly fine natural fibre, used to make luxurious fabrics. Which animal is it from?

De la cabra de Angora.

The Angora goat.

5 EL CUERPO HUMANO

¿Aproximadamente cuántas células hay en el cuerpo humano?

5 THE HUMAN BODY

Roughly how many cells are there in the human body?

Cerca de 100 billones (=100 ‘trillones’ de EE.UU./Reino Unido)

Nota: un ‘trillion’ de EE.UU./Reino Unido es: 1.000 x 1.000 x 1.000 x 1.000.

About 100 trillion.

NB: a ‘trillion’ as used in the US/UK is: 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000.

6 EL MUNDO MODERNO

¿Qué país europeo introdujo el servicio militar obligatorio para las mujeres en 2013?

6 THE MODERN WORLD

Which European introduced compulsory military service for women in 2013?

Noruega, convirtiéndose así en el primer miembro de la OTAN en tiempos de paz en haber reclutado a mujeres en sus fuerzas armadas.

Norway, thus becoming the first peacetime Nato member to have conscripted women into its military.

7 POP & ROCK

El grupo The Kings Of Leon de Nashville se compone de tres hermanos, ¿y qué otro miembro de la familia?

7 ROCK & POP

The Nashville-based group Kings Of Leon is composed of three brothers, and which other family member?

Un primo (Cameron Matthew Followill, guitarra y coros).

A cousin (Cameron Matthew Followill, guitar and backing vocals).

8 HISTORIA DE GRAN BRETAÑA

¿A qué organización de comercio y cooperación internacional se incorporó el Reino Unido tras un referéndum en 1973?

8 BRITISH HISTORY

Which international trade and cooperation organisation did the UK join after a referendum in 1973?

A la Comunidad Económica Europea (CEE), que pasó a llamarse Comunidad Europea (CE) veinte años más tarde.

The European Economic Community (EEC), which was renamed the European Community (EC) twenty years later.

9 GASTRONOMÍA

El concurso Nathan’s de comer perritos calientes se celebra anualmente el 4 de julio en Coney Island, Brooklyn (Nueva York). Consiste en comer la mayor cantidad de perritos calientes (más bollos de pan) como sea posible en diez minutos. ¿Cuál fue el número récord de perritos y bollos establecido por Joey Chestnut en 2013?

9 FOOD & DRINK

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is held annually on the 4th of July in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York). It consists of eating as many hot dogs (plus bread buns) as you can in ten minutes. The record set by Joey Chestnut in 2013 was how many hot dogs and buns?

69.

69.

10 GENTE FAMOSA

La segunda hija del ex-Beatle Paul McCartney es Stella McCartney. ¿Qué