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Spanish always marks the beginning of an exclamation with an upside down exclamation mark, and the beginning of a question with an upside down question mark:
Goodbye! --> ¡Adiós!
How are you? --> ¿Cómo estás?
(And it's definitely not a stupid question! =) )
It's a lot like the "th" in "the." (Or it can be like an English "d," too -- it depends a little on the accent, and either will be understood.)
It shouldn't've been marked incorrect: "bye" is in the system as an accepted translation. I know it's a short word, but are you sure there wasn't a typo? (If there's no typo and it happens again, please use the "Report a problem" button and the "my answer should be accepted" option to report it. That way, there's a record, and we can figure out what happened.)