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Alcalá de Henares: Quiz


Question 1: Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spanish city, whose historical centre is one of ________'s World Heritage Sites, and one of the first bishoprics founded in Spain.
UNESCOSpecial Court for Sierra LeoneUNICEFUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question 2: Alcalá de Henares, as the birthplace of ________, is twinned with the English city of Peterborough in England, her final resting-place.
Catherine of AragonJoanna of CastileHenry VIII of EnglandAnne Boleyn

Question 3: It is characterised by lower, ________ buildings, of which the most lavish belong to the University.
Habsburg SpainSpanish Golden AgeSpainEl Escorial

Question 4: Its central position allowed it to be a frequent residence of the ________, when travelling south.
List of Castilian monarchsList of Leonese monarchsList of Aragonese monarchsList of Castilian consorts

Question 5: It was affected particularly badly by the ________ in Madrid as all the bombs were placed on trains that originated in, or passed through, Alcalá.
7 July 2005 London bombingsSeptember 11 attacks2004 Madrid train bombingsAl-Qaeda

Question 6: The city celebrates his birthday, ________, every year and organizes an annual Cervantes festival.
October 9July 20March 4January 1

Question 7: On 3 May 1118 it was reconquered by the Archbishop of ________ Bernardo de Sedirac in the name of Castile.
Alcalá de HenaresToledo, SpainSevilleCuenca, Spain

Question 8: Although a church was rebuilt on the site in 1122, Pope ________, under the influence of his friend Raymond de Sauvetât, the Archbishop of Toledo, decided not to restore the Diocese of Alcalá at that time.
Pope Victor IIIPope John Paul IIPope Gregory VIIPope Urban II

Question 9: The church was rebuilt again some three hundred years later by a subsequent Archbishop of Toledo, Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, who elevated it to the status of a ________.
EnglandCollegiate churchOxfordEdinburgh

Question 10: At that time the relics of Saints Justus and Pastor were taken to ________ for safekeeping until after the reconquest of Alcalá in 1118.

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