GENERAL BACKGROUND ON SPAIN
PEOPLE and ECONOMY
The Spanish economy has been growing healthily for many years now, but what is its most acute problem?
Low consumer spending
Very high unemployment
What is Spain's second most widely spoken language (17% of the population)?
What is Spain's national currency (which is being replaced by the euro)?
What is the predominant religion in Spain (about 99% of the population)?
Protestantism (primarily Lutherans)
What two sectors of the economy have undergone spectacular growth in recent decades?
Agriculture and fishing
Tourism and manufacturing
Mining and shipbuilding
Alongside Spanish, some regions have their own official languages. Which of the following is NOT a recognized regional language?
Spain's participation in the European Union has greatly benefitted its economy. When did it join the EU?
The population of Poland is about 40 million. How does Spain compare?
Spain's population is greater
Spain also has about 40 million inhabitants
Spain's population is smaller
Spain's leading trading partners are:
The United States and Russia
The United Kingdom and Italy
Portugal and Morocco
France and Germany
Which of the following is NOT a major product of Spain's agricultural industry?
Oranges and citrus fruits