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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Damascene is:
(a) a dish of rice and chicken
(b) a famous Spanish painter
(c) a form of china
(d) an item made from steel overlaid with gold

2. At the end of the fiesta, the American saw his first:
(a) Catholic Mass
(b) dance
(c) concert
(d) zarzuela or light opera

3. What was the American's impressions of his first bullfight?
(a) he found it barbaric
(b) he found it sickening
(c) he didn't like it
(d) he was very impressed

4. How many parts are there to the festivities preceding Easter?
(a) two
(b) four
(c) six
(d) five

5. The author describes Spain as:
(a) the same as other countries
(b) a very special country
(c) a place he would never visit again
(d) horrible

6. What part of Cordoba does Michener describe as enchanting?
(a) the Arab quarter
(b) the cathedral
(c) the Cozodover
(d) the Jewish quarter

7. The Mozarabes:
(a) conquered Toledo
(b) were heretics
(c) were pagans
(d) developed their own style of Christian Mass

8. Badajoz is located in a region called:
(a) Extremadurar
(b) Portugal
(c) Basque
(d) Costa del Sol

9. At the time of Michener's visit to Badajoz, the leader of Spain is:
(a) Generalisimo Franco
(b) King Carlos
(c) President Zamora
(d) Queen Isabel

10. What does Michener learn of the young men of the village in Extremadura?
(a) they work hard on their peasant plots
(b) they work for their fathers
(c) they work as merchants in the town
(d) they leave for Germany or Barcelona and send home money

11. The Concha y Sierra:
(a) provides the best bulls in bull fighting
(b) is a dude ranch
(c) is a large resort hotel
(d) is a museum

12. The average man in Badajoz is:
(a) a farmer
(b) in various businesses
(c) a merchant
(d) an entertainer

13. The Great Mosque at Medinat az-Zahra had been converted into a:
(a) cathedral
(b) school
(c) hospital
(d) fort

14. Michener travels to Las Marismas to visit:
(a) a bull ranch
(b) a friend
(c) the palace
(d) the seaport

15. The club proprietor explains to Michener:
(a) that he should not ask questions
(b) there are no businessmen in Badajoz
(c) why he is not welcome at the club
(d) the tradition of Spanish names

Short Answer Questions

1. What Spanish phrase does Michener consider to be essential:

2. Las Marismas is located:

3. The man on board in the Introduction is described as being:

4. Maimonides was a:

5. What is the focal point of socialization for businessmen in Spain?

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