GENERAL BACKGROUND ON SPAIN

GEOGRAPHY



1 Where does Spain's reputation for sunny, hot summer weather not usually apply?
The Balearic Islands
In the center of the country, around Madrid
In the north and northwest
Andalusia (south)

2 How many countries border mainland Spain?
Three
Two
Four
Five

3 What is the name of the plateau that occupies much of the Iberian Peninsula?
Sierra Nevada
Sierra Morena
Catalonian Plateau
Meseta Central

4 Which of the following is NOT part of the Balearic Islands?
Tenerife
Majorca
Ibiza
Minorca

5 Which of the following rivers is the farthest south?
Guadiana
Tagus
Duero (Douro)
Guadalquivir

6 Spain includes the mainland, the Balearic Islands, two small enclaves in North Africa, and:
The Azores
The Canary Islands
Gibraltar
Andorra

7 With the notable exceptions of Madrid, Saragossa, and a few others, where are most Spanish cities located?
On or near the coast
On the central plateau
In the northern third of the country

8 What is the highest peak in Spain (3718 m)?
Pico de Aneto, Pyrenees
Mulhacén, Sierra Nevada
Pico del Teide, Canary Islands
Puig Mayor, Majorca

9 Gibraltar is a territory of:
The United Kingdom
Morocco
Spain
Portugal

10 What is the name of that part of the Atlantic Ocean that borders northern Spain and western France?
Mediterranean Sea
Gulf of Cádiz
Bay of Biscay
Strait of Gibraltar