GENERAL BACKGROUND ON SPAIN

POLITICS and HISTORY



1 Who won the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)?
The International Brigades
The Nationalists
The Republicans
The Royalists

2 Who is currently Spain's prime minister?
Felipe González
José María Aznar
Juan Carlos I
Francisco Franco

3 What did NOT happen in 1492?
The Reconquista started
Columbus discovered America
The Jews were expelled from Spain
Granada fell and the Muslims were expelled from the country

4 What is the name of the Spanish parliament?
Congress of Deputies
National Assembly
Cortes (Generales)
Senate

5 Where were most of Spain's colonies?
East Asia
Central and South America
Central and West Africa
Middle East

6 What kind of régime did General Francisco Franco establish?
Dictatorship
Parliamentary democracy
Absolute monarchy
Democracy based on the American political system

7 Where was the Moors influence greatest?
The Balearic Islands
The center of the country
Aragon and Catalonia (northeast)
Andalusia (south)

8 What are Spain's first-level administrative divisions called?
Provinces
Autonomous communities
States
Districts

9 The terrorist group ETA is trying to obtain the independence of what region?
Catalonia
Andalusia
The Basque Country
Castile

10 What kind of political system does Spain currently have?
Democratic, parliamentary monarchy
Federal republic
Dictatorship
Absolute monarchy

11 What party governed Spain from 1982 to 1996?
The Socialist Party
The Popular Party
The Communist Party

12 What event in 1981 proved that the transition to democracy was irreversible?
General elections were declared fair and free
ETA's assassination of the prime minister
A failed coup attempt by some right-wing military leaders