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The Moorish Spain Quiz

The Iberian Peninsula is known for its Visigoths and invasion by the Moors. 10 Questions.

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The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD, when an African army, under who's leadership invaded the Iberian Peninsula?

  • Tariq Ibn Ziyad
  • Momolu Dukuly
  • Amadou Toumani Toure
  • Ibn Khaldun

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The African army crossed which body of water to invade the ''Andalus'' lands on the Iberian Peninsula?

  • Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Strait of Gibraltar
  • Alboran Sea
  • Ria de Betanzos

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The Moors attacked the Iberian Peninsula's ''Andalus'' region, under who's control?

  • Ostrogoths
  • Alans
  • Visigoths
  • Romans

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The Iberian Peninsula, under the Moors 800 year control had introduced new scientific techniques in Europe, which one of these inventions are not Moorish?

  • Bicycle
  • Theory of the Speed of Sound
  • Astrolabe
  • Glass Mirrors

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At its height, the capital city of Moorish Spain, was the most modern city in Europe, it included raised paved sidewalks for pedestrians and 900 public baths, what was this place?

  • Salamanca
  • Zaragoza
  • Cordoba
  • Seville

Question 6 Photo

According to the proverb, ''A poor Moor would go without bread rather than ''what''''?

  • Soap
  • Knife
  • Horse
  • Chocolate

Question 7 Photo

The Spanish language has been greatly affected by Arabic, of which over 4000 words are of Arabic origin, Spanish words beginning with ''what'' are of Arabic origin?

  • Es
  • Ba
  • Al
  • Ta

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What did the Moors introduce to Europe, they had also introduced Arabic numerals, replacing the Roman system?

  • Paper
  • Silk
  • Astronomy
  • Metric System

Question 9 Photo

The Moors had introduced many crops into the Iberian Peninsula, these included oranges, sugar cane, dates and rice, which one of these were not introduced by the Moors?

  • Ginger
  • Silk
  • Flax
  • Cotton

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The Moors ruled and occupied Lisbon, known as Lashbuna, until the 12th century, when they were defeated and driven out by Reconquista force, under who's command?

  • King Alfonso Henriques
  • King Phillip I
  • King Amadeo I
  • King Pelayo