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Study Guide Questions

1.     The Iberian Peninsula is occupied by Spain and ____________________ .
2.     There is evidence that human populations existed in Spain as early as during the ___________________ period.
3.     Spain was never part of the Roman Empire. True or false?
4.     Who were the Moors?
5.     Briefly describe the geographical features of some of Spain's northern regions.
6.     Where is the sacred shrine of Saint James the Apostle located?
7.     What is a "ría"?
8.     The Atlantic coastal region of Spain is far more [rural / agricultural / industrialized] than the country's other regions.
9.     Discuss how the rugged Cantabrian mountains affected Spanish history.
10.     What is the "meseta"?
11.     _________________ is Spain's largest city, and Europe's highest capital city.
12.     The Escorial was a huge cathedral built by Philip II for all of his subjects. True or false?
13.     What are some of the agricultural products produced on the "meseta"?
14.     How were the windy plains of La Mancha made famous?
15.     Briefly describe the city of Toledo.
16.     Which region was home to many of the conquistadores (for example,. Hernan Cortez) and to the Spanish businessmen who helped to establish Spain's empire in the New World?
17.     What is the Guadalquivir?
18.     What are some of the chief agricultural products produced in Andalucía?
19.     In what year did the Moors, or Muslims, arrive in Spain?
20.     Briefly describe the city of Córdoba.
21.     In 1492, the armies of ______________________ and __________________________ defeated the last Moorish kingdom
22.     The Tower of Gold is located in which city?
23.     The Alhambra was, at one time, a Moorish fortress, but was later converted into a palace for Catholic monarchs. True or false?
24.     The Strait of Gibraltar allowed Spain contact with _____________________________ .
25.     What is the "Levant"?
26.     Windmills, such as those found near Mar Menor, were once used to aid _____________ .
27.     Valencia's coastal plains are known for producing what crop?
28.     Pamplona is the capital city of a Basque province. True or false?
29.     __________________ is Spain's most important Mediterranean port and its second-largest city.
30.     The Costa Brava is an area most famous for its [wineries / shrimping industry / tourism].
31.     What is the "sardana"?
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