Question 1: Which country is home to these famous windmills?
Correct Answer: Spain
Fact: The town of Consuegra in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, boasts a spectacular hill, Cerro Calderico, topped with 12 white windmills. Originally used for milling grain, they became famous for another reason…
Question 2: What literary masterpiece was inspired by the windmills in Castilla-La Mancha?
- The House of the Spirits
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Don Quixote
Correct Answer: Don Quixote
Fact: Often regarded as the first modern novel, this epic tale by author Miguel de Cervantes was published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. In one famous scene its eponymous hero mistakes the windmills for giants that he must fight. The scene gave rise to the saying 'tilting at windmills' to describe fighting imagined enemies.
Question 3: What is the name of the traditional cheese produced in Castilla La-Mancha?
Correct Answer: Manchego
Fact: Manchego cheese is named after the region in central Spain where it has been produced for centuries. It holds a Protected Designation of Origin status, meaning only cheese made there can be labeled as Manchego cheese.
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