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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Many Spanish heroes who came to America were from:
(a) Madrid
(b) the Extremadura region
(c) Barcelona
(d) the Basque region

3. The book opens with a freighter traveling to Spain from:
(a) France
(b) England
(c) United States
(d) Scotland

4. The participants from each parish are referred to as a:
(a) marchers
(b) group
(c) assembly
(d) confraternity

5. Who invaded Cordoba in 711?
(a) the Goths
(b) the Visigoths
(c) the Romans
(d) the Moors

6. Michener recommends that travelers visit Sevilla:
(a) during the period before Easter
(b) during summer
(c) at any time
(d) for the Christmas holidays

7. Michener felt his hotel room was:
(a) cheap
(b) hot, cramped and noisy
(c) luxurious
(d) too expensive

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

9. What Spanish phrase does Michener consider to be essential:
(a) don
(b) adios
(c) Viva yo
(d) dona

10. Michener describes the Toledo cathedral as being:
(a) small
(b) ugly
(c) plain
(d) so beautiful that its variety could never be exhausted

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

12. In addition to Badajoz, Michener visits all but which one of the following cities in the Extremadura:
(a) Medellin
(b) Barcelona
(c) Merida
(d) Trujillo

13. Las Marismas is:
(a) in the high country
(b) a rich agricultural area
(c) a swamp land
(d) a wealthy part of the country

14. What problems did Michener have at the first restaurant he visited?
(a) it was too expensive
(b) he didn't ask for the tourist menu
(c) the food was bad
(d) he couldn't speak the language

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Concha y Sierra:

2. The parishes have:

3. In what year did the Christians expel the Moors from Cordoba?

4. What words does Michener find on all of the churches in Spain?

5. Michener spends his first evening in Badajoz:

(see the answer keys)

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