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Study Guide Questions

1.     "Semana Santa" means "__________________ _____________________."
2.     When the Spanish conquered the Mayas, the Indians were forced to accept the _________________ ___________________ faith.
3.     Have the Indians abandoned the religious traditions of their ancestors?
4.     The Easter festivities are a composite of ______________ and _______________ rituals.
5.     A "shaman" is a(n) __________________________ _________________ .
6.     Ancient _________________ rites used to be scheduled just before spring planting season.
7.     Baskets of ______________ are carried to the churches, to be blessed.
8.     ________________ is brought up from the lowlands and hung in the households.
9.     Many villages erect ___________________ decorated with fruits and flowers.
10.     The week before Holy Week is called "______________ _______ _______________," or "Week of ___________________."
11.     On the Monday night after Palm Sunday, hundreds of men wearing ____________________ and __________________ robes fill the streets of Guatemala City.
12.     The _____________________ mark the approach of a procession.
13.     ______________________ is burned and the mood is _________________ .
14.     Processions grow in _________________as Good Friday draws near.
15.     Colorful carpets made of ____________________ decorate the streets.
16.     The Reseņa Procession of Guatemala is said to have originated in the ____________ Century.
17.     "___________________" are heavy platforms that bear either the figure of Christ or those of various saints.
18.     People throw _________________ onto the anda as it passes.
19.     Those who carry the andas on their shoulders are called "_________________."
20.     The last figure to be seen in the procession is" La _________________," the ______________ __________________ . Who always carries this figure?
21.     The _____________ extending from her heart symbolizes her _____________ .
22.     Who is "Maximon"?
23.     In ________________ ________________, Maximon is worshiped as a living saint.
24.     " __________________" is sacred incense.
25.     What is "octavos"?
26.     What do people do with octavos?
27.     The Easter Market is held on the __________________ before Easter.
28.     Long spears carried by cucuruchos are called _____________ _________ ____________________ .
29.     It is a tradition to remember ____________ loved ones during Holy Week.
30.     ___________________ fill the plaza.
31.     "Atole" is a ______________ drink.
32.     What does the Bishop do? What does this act symbolize?
33.     In Antigua, the solemn procession of_________ _______________is perhaps the most dramatic.
34.     What do the two men bound to crossbars symbolize?
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