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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is so impressive about the Toledo cathedral?
(a) that fact that it is a social gathering place
(b) its artwork
(c) the lack of ventilation
(d) its archetecture

2. The time of Michener's visit is:
(a) the late 1950s
(b) the late 1940s
(c) the early 1960s
(d) the mid 1940s

3. The Alhambra is:
(a) a collection of buildings and castles with gardens and fountains
(b) a shopping center
(c) a hotel
(d) a famous church

4. When Michener told the hotel clerk in Badajoz that he planned to remain for a month, the clerk:
(a) raised the price of the room
(b) maintained the same price of the room
(c) offered free meals
(d) lowered the price of the room

5. Cordoba was a center of:
(a) great universities
(b) a Civil War memorial
(c) a World War II memorial
(d) Islamic culture

6. The procession takes place through:
(a) around the cathedral
(b) the main shopping area
(c) the sierpes
(d) the cathedral

7. Which is not one of the four men whose birthplaces Michener wanted to see:
(a) Hosius
(b) Seneca
(c) Maimonides
(d) Plato

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

10. Where does the freighter stop to pick up oranges?
(a) Mallorca
(b) Castellian
(c) Valencia
(d) Burriana

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

12. What problem did Michener find at the second restaurant?
(a) the food was bad
(b) it was too expensive
(c) he didn't ask for the tourist menu
(d) he couldn't speak the language

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

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

15. After the bull fight, the American went to:
(a) a bar
(b) a concert
(c) a flamenco dance performance
(d) his hotel

Short Answer Questions

1. Michener travels to Las Marismas to visit:

2. The tombs of Ferdinand and Isabel are located in:

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

4. The festivities preceding Easter are called the:

5. After wandering around the country side of Teruel, who does the American meet as he returns?

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