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Geocultura España Test Review
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Where is Spain located?
Southwest of Europe.
What is the population of Spain?
Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is ______________________.
What is the name of the currency?
What are the four official languages of Spain?
Castellano, Gallego, Vasco, Catalán
What type of government does Spain have?
What do the colors on the flag symbolize?
The yellow symbolizes generosity and the red; hardiness, bravery and strength.
What is the capital of Spain?
What three bodies of water surround Spain?
The Atlantic Ocean The Bay of Biscay, and the Mediterranean Sea.
What three countries share border with Spain?
France, Portugal and Andorra.
The region located in the northwest of Spain and was settled by Celtic people.
A city surrounded by medieval walls.
Spain's most cosmopolitan city.
Largest city in Spain.
City where the Encierro takes place.
Spain is divided into how many autonomous regions?
A nature reserve, home to many protected species.
Spain's interior high plateau, known for its wide skies, cold winters and flat lands.
Mountains rages that separate Spain from France.
Largest national park in all of Europe.
Los Picos de Europa
Spain was ruled by what three major groups?
Roman, the moors (Muslims), and the Catholic Monarchs.
Famous Spanish Explores
Cristóbal Colón/Juan Ponce de Leon
Spain has the _____________ largest economy in the world.
What makes the economy of Spain?
Automotive Industry, wine, energy, tourism, exports of vegetables and fruits.
Spanish general and dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. He establish a republic.
A portrait by Diego Velázquez, hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid.
La Infanta Margarita
A museum famous for its ultramodern architecture.
El Museo de Guggenheim
One of the most famous Spanish architects known for his great works of art located in Barcelona.
A public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona.
El Parque Güell.
Spain's greater literary figure, know for his best seller book El Ingenioso Hidalgo de la Mancha.
Miguel de Cervantes
Famous Spain's famous music and tradicional dance.
Barcelona is known for this type of dance.
A typical breakfast in Spain (omelette) made with eggs, onions, and potatoes.
La tortilla española
A well known dish made of rice, vegetables, seafood, chicken or sausage.
Where is La Feria de Abril celebrated?
La Feria de Abril is celebrated annually in Seville.
When does las fiestas de San Fermin (El Encierro) take place?
the 6th through the 14th of July.
What does the toro represents?
Power, life, the great wild.
Who was Ernest Hemingway?
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. He wrote the The Sun Also Rises is a 1926. A novel which talks about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights.
Education in spain is mandatory for ages _________________________________________.
six years and sixteen, given that no courses are repeated.
How do mozos traditionally dress for the running of the bulls event?
White pants and shirt, with red bandannas tied around their necks and waists.
La Sagrada Familia
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Who are the current king and queen of Spain?
Felipe VI and Letizia Ortiz
Famous soccer teams.
Barcelona and Real Madrid