The BIG Spanish Quiz 2019 (KS4 version)

Updated for back to school, September 2019! I’ve tweaked or replaced some questions to keep this resource up-to-date. If you have already purchased it, you can, of course, download it again.

This quiz includes 7 different rounds with a total of 35 questions, plus 5 bonus tie-breaker questions. Designed to be something fun for the end of the year, it nonetheless has educational value, teaching about Spanish-speaking cultures and current affairs, and even sneaks in a bit of vocabulary and grammar (without ever mentioning the g word itself). One of the rounds includes links to YouTube videos, with the videos integrated into the Powerpoint. If you don’t have a version of Powerpoint that supports integrated online videos, the link for each one is given in the slide notes.

The quiz is provided in two flavours: English language (questions and most answers in English) and Target Language (all questions and answers in Spanish), so you can pick the version that best fits your class. There is also a KS4 version available separately or as part of a bundle with this one.

The rounds are split off into sections, making it is easy to move them around or skip to a particular part if you don’t think you’ll have time to do the whole thing. The answers are given at the end of each round, so you can quickly wrap up if you find yourselves short on time.

All the images in this Powerpoint have either been created by me or carefully sourced from copyright-free or Creative Commons sources. Some slides are interactive and, as well as including videos and animation, have different images that will appear depending on which answer you select, to provide the pupils a clue.

Please check the notes section for each slide as useful information is provided there for you.

Sample questions (in English) for each round (all are multiple choice):

Round 1: Un imagen vale mil palabras
Choose the best description for the image. (See preview images)

Round 2: La Cultura et La Sociedad
What is the name of the festivla in Buñol where people throw tomatoes?

Round 3: El Deporte
The Copa América is an international football tournament between South American countries. Who has won it the most?

Round 4: La Palabra Adecuada
When pigs fly (when frogs grow hair) = Cuando las ranas críen ___

Round 5: La Música
La Cucaracha is a traditional folk song from Spain, which was popularised in Mexico. But what is a cucaracha?

Round 6: La Traducción
Translate: I used to hate it

Round 7: Estáis enterados?
In the first debate for the democratic candidate for president in the US, Beto O’Rourke said, in Spanish: ‘Necesitamos incluir cada persona en nuestra democracia’. What does this mean?

Plus 5 more questions in the tie-breaker round!

Please let me know your thoughts. If this is well received, there may well be an updated version next year!

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Created: Jun 30, 2019

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

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