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Study Guide Answers

1.     What saint traveled about Spain for seven years, preaching the gospel and converting people to Christianity?
     Saint James the Greater
2.     In the 10th Century, the banks of the ______________ River marked the limits of Castile.
     Duero
3.     Ancient Iberians lived in ________________, and the Romans later built baths there.
     Tiermes
4.     In which city is there a magnificent Roman aqueduct?
     Segovia
5.     What does the word "alcázar" mean?
     fortified castle
6.     What is the word used to describe the style of architecture executed by Moorish craftsmen under the direction of Christian authorities?
     Mudéjar
7.     What was the name of a tribal leader who organized a revolt against the Moors in the Picos de Europa, and was later chosen by the people to be their leader?
     Pelayo
8.     Describe the Plateresque style of architecture.
     as intricate as silverwork
9.     What city is surrounded by 11th Century walls and towers?
     Ávila.
10.     Where is the Spanish Royal Pantheon located?
     El Escorial
11.     What was built by Francisco Franco, to serve as his final resting place and to commemorate the Spanish Civil War?
     Valley of the Fallen
12.     A famous "Black Virgin" statue is one of the relics at ____________________ .
     Montserrat
13.     What is the name of Madrid's most famous museum?
     El Prado
14.     What kinds of events once took place in the Plaza Mayor?
     bullfights, trials, executions, pageants
15.     On the Plaza de España, there is a memorial to Cervantes and to his two characters, ______________________ and ________________ .
     Don Quijote, Sancho Panza
16.     What region of Spain has many towns which bring to mind the adventures of Don Quijote?
     Castilla-La Mancha
17.     What city once had a substantial Jewish population between the 12th and 14th Centuries?
     Toledo
18.     What is the name of the extensive complex built by the Moors in Granada?
     the Alhambra
19.     The former Royal Tobacco Factory is now part of the ________________________________.
     University of Sevilla
20.     What is the name of Sevilla's famous weather vane?
     la Giralda
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