What does an upturned exclamation point mean in Spanish? Is it the equivalent of an exclamation point?
It is just another way of marking a sntence with exclamation.
Spanish is a language, where questions and exclamation sentences differ from ther languages because they begin with an upturned mark (exclamation or question mark), and end with a standard mark.
¡Hola! it is just an exclamation meaning Hi!
¿Cuál es su nombre? is a question meaning What is your name?