GENERAL BACKGROUND ON SPAIN
POLITICS and HISTORY
Who won the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)?
The International Brigades
Who is currently Spain's prime minister?
José María Aznar
Juan Carlos I
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
What is the name of the Spanish parliament?
Congress of Deputies
Where were most of Spain's colonies?
Central and South America
Central and West Africa
What kind of régime did General Francisco Franco establish?
Democracy based on the American political system
Where was the Moors influence greatest?
The Balearic Islands
The center of the country
Aragon and Catalonia (northeast)
What are Spain's first-level administrative divisions called?
The terrorist group ETA is trying to obtain the independence of what region?
The Basque Country
What kind of political system does Spain currently have?
Democratic, parliamentary monarchy
What party governed Spain from 1982 to 1996?
The Socialist Party
The Popular Party
The Communist Party
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