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Spanish Historical Terms

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Spanish Historical Terms game quiz
"In every country historians use a number of distinctive and unique terms. The history of the United States has, for example, its "New Deal", "Manifest Destiny", "G-Men", etc. See if you can identify such terms used in the Spanish historical writings."

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1. What is the term describing the gradual liberation of Spanish lands from the Moorish rule?
    guerra de la independencia
    campeador
    reconquista
    conquista


2. What is the term for Spanish Christians who lived among the Moors?
    marranos
    mozárabes
    dhimmis
    tercios


3. What were called the unconverted Muslims living in Christian Spain?
    mudéjares
    conversos
    mujeres
    musulmanes


4. Which term describes the racial doctrine prevalent in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries?
    limpieza de sangre
    pollo con arroz
    pureza de raza
    sangre y oro


5. What was a public religious ceremony conducted by the Spanish Inquisition called?
    auto de fe
    autopista
    auto da fe
    quemadura


6. What was the name used for Spanish Christian heretics persecuted by the Inquisition?
    gnósticos
    alumbrados
    alumnos
    ladrones


7. What was called the annual migration of large flocks of sheep across Spain from south to north and back?
    transfiguración
    cañada
    transmutación
    transhumancia


8. In 1835 the ecclesiastical properties in Spain have been mostly taken over by the state. What was this procedure called?
    mortificación
    apropiación
    confiscación
    desamortización


9. In the 19th century Spanish generals often overthrew the government in what was called a ... ?
    pronunciamiento
    razonamiento
    paquidermo
    ayuntamiento


10. What was the name given to the Carlist volunteers from Navarre, famous for their bravery, who fought on the side of the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War?
    asaltos
    moros
    africanistas
    requetés


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Compiled Jun 28 12