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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is not one of the noble panopoly of four kings?

2. What kind of candy is a Spanish delicacy?

3. Which city does Michener feel reveals the essence of Spanish history?

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

5. What was the American's impressions of his first bullfight?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was the author impressed with his first visit to Spain?

2. Why was Teruel of personal interest to Michener?

3. Who was Maimonides, another of the great men whose birthplace Michener wanted to see?

4. Why did Michener want to go to Badajoz?

5. How did there come to be an Islamic culture in Spain?

6. What is a tapas bar?

7. What is significant about the cathedral of Toledo?

8. What is Michener's reason for going to the Las Marsimas area?

9. Who was Cisneros?

10. How had the small town of Teruel become significant in the Spanish Civil War?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sports are a major part of life in Spain. What are the popular sports that Michener mentioned? What is the nature of and the problem with corruption in bullfighting? In what way does this deceive the public?

Essay Topic 2

There is a great deal of his story contained in Michener's Iberia. Is this a good way to learn history? Do you feel that Michener's presentation makes it more interesting? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Has this book stimulated your interests in Spain? Why or why not? What parts of Spain would you like to see? Why? What parts would you like to avoid and why?

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