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									  Where In the World is
    Pablo Neruda?




A geography quiz on Chile’s most famous poet and the
                  places he lived.
Pablo Neruda
 1904-1973
Ask any Chilean who is the best poet in the world
and without a doubt, they will say, “Neruda”. Even 30
years after his death, his love poems are still
memorized and immortalized. Many of his poems
reflect the culture, history and geography of Chile as
well as other Latin American countries. His ode to
common things are still fresh and entertaining today
as they were when he wrote them.
What influenced his poetry and
eventually his politics was
being assigned to Chilean
consulates around the world.
To give diplomatic posts to
writers and especially to poets,
was a typical Chilean function
as it was felt that when
diplomacy mattered the most,
writers and poets would be the
best as putting it into words.
Here are the highlights of
his political career in the
form of a geography quiz.




           Just where in the world
           WAS Pablo Neruda?
1. Parrall, Chile is best known
           for being :

a. The Atacama        b. The birthplace of
Desert                Pablo Neruda



c. The last home of    d. The party
Pablo Neruda           capital of Chile
                   Answer

1. Parrall, Chile is best known as:
      b. The birthplace of Pablo Neruda
2. Pablo Neruda’s first international experience was the
assignment to the Chilean consulate in this southeastern
Asian country that is now known by another name.
In the 1920’s this country was known as:


      a. Burma                 c. Bhutan




    b. Bangladesh              d. Bahrain
                       Answer
2. Pablo Neruda’s first international experience was
the assignment to the Chilean consulate in this
southeastern Asian country that has now known by
another name. In the 1920’s this country was
formerly known as:

                 a.   Burma
3. In 1933, he returned to South America where he met
   the poet Federico Garcia Lorca while working at the
   consulate there. This country that is a neighbor to
   Chile is:

  a. Venezuela               C Argentina




  b. Columbia                d. Ecuador
                       Answer
3. In 1933, he returned to South America where he met
    the poet Federico Garcia Lorca while working at the
                     consulate there.
           This country that is a neighbor to Chile is:

                   C. Argentina
4. His next diplomatic assignment was to this volatile
European country. His outspoken Loyalist sympathies
during this country’s Civil War caused him to be recalled
to Chile in 1937 . While there he was very much
affected by the murder of his friend, the poet, Garcia
Lorca. This civil war tore apart which country?


          a. Italy            c. France

        b. Portugal            d. Spain
4. His next diplomatic assignment was to this volatile
European country. His outspoken Loyalist sympathies
during this country’s Civil War caused him to be recalled
to Chile in 1937 . While there he was very much
affected by the murder of his friend, the poet, Garcia
Lorca. This civil war tore apart which country?

                     d. Spain
5. In Neruda’s opinion “the noblest mission I have
ever undertaken” was in 1938, when he worked in this
European capital to provide transportation of over
2,000 Spanish refugees new homes in Chile. This
capital city is:


  a. Munich, Germany        c. Southampton, England



  b. Paris, France          d. Barcelona, Spain
                    Answer
5. In Neruda’s opinion “the noblest mission I have
ever undertaken” was in 1938, when he worked in this
European capital to provide transportation of over
2,000 Spanish refugees new homes in Chile. This
capital city is:

                 b. Paris, France
6. After returning to Chile in 1938, he was named as the
consulate in this northern Latin American country for the
next four years. There he met the Nobel Prize winning
 author, Octavio Paz but also became
Involved in the 1940 assassination of Leon Trotsky.
This country is:

     a. Mexico                  c. Guatemala



     b. Honduras                  d. Columbia
                        Answer

6. After returning to Chile in 1938, he was named as the
consulate in this northern Latin American country for the
next four years. There he met the Nobel Prize winning
author, Octavio Paz but also became Involved in the
1940 assassination of Leon Trotsky.
This country is:
                             a. Mexico
7 .In 1943,he returned to Chile, and during this time,
 he visited what is now a nearby UNESCO world heritage
site. From this visit he wrote book-length poem
on ancient American cultures. While he celebrated the
monumental achievements, he also condemned the slavery
that made it possible. This well known site is called:



     a. Chichen Itza         c. Teotihuacan

     b. Tikal                d. Machu Picchu
7. In 1943,he returned to Chile, and during this time,
 he visited what is now a nearby UNESCO world heritage
site. From this visit he wrote book-length poem
on ancient American cultures. While he celebrated the
monumental achievements, he also condemned the slavery
that made it possible. This well known site is called:

                 d. Machu Picchu
9. His admiration for communism began in the 1930’s
   during the Spanish Civil War in opposition of the rise of
   Franco and fascism. He particularly admired Stalin
   because of his help in ending World War II. In 1946,
   he was forced to flee Chile prior to his arrest for being a
   communist and supporting labor unions. He spent
   many years in exile in Mexico, Europe and this Central
   American country.


       a. Guatemala            c. Cuba

        b. Columbia             d. Panama
                             Answer
9. His admiration for communism began in the 1930’s during the
   Spanish Civil War in opposition of the rise of Franco and fascism.
   He particularly admired Stalin because of his help in ending World
   War II. In 1946, he was forced to flee Chile prior to his arrest for
   being a communist and supporting labor unions. He spent many
   years in exile in Mexico, Europe and this Central American country.
        a. Guatemala
9. After years of writing poetry, influenced by his world
 travels, his political convictions and his love of humanity,
 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
 He was the second Chilean poet to receive this honor, the
first being his former teacher, Gabrielle Mistral. He traveled to
what world capital to receive this medal?

          a. Tokyo                    c. Stockholm



                                       d. Rome
        b. Washington, D.C.
                           Answer

9. After years of writing poetry, influenced by his world
 travels, his political convictions and his love of humanity,
 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
 He was the second Chilean poet to receive this honor, the
first being his former teacher, Gabrielle Mistral. He traveled to
what world capital to receive this medal?
                                  c .Stockholm
10. In 1970, he was nominated as a candidate for the
presidency of Chile. Instead he gave his support to Salvador
Allende who appointed Neruda
Ambassador to France (1970-2) He retuned to Chile
because of failing health and died in his home, La Chascona
in 1973. This was one of three homes he had in Chile and it
is located in the capital which is:


    a. La Serena                 c. Arica


     b. Putre                 d. Santiago
                       Answer
10. In 1970, he was nominated as a candidate for the
presidency of Chile. Instead he gave his support to Salvador
Allende who appointed Neruda
Ambassador to France (1970-2) He retuned to Chile
because of failing health and died in his home, La Chascona
in 1973. This was one of three homes he had in Chile and it
is located in the capital which is:
                                      d. Santiago
National Geographic Standard: 6: How Culture and
Experience Influence People’s Perceptions of
Places and Regions


 a. Explain why places and regions are important to individual human
 Identity and as symbols for unifying or fragmenting society.



  Interpret how people express attachment to places and regions through
  Literature; essays, novels, poems, short stories, films and music
6. Consul in                                    4. Consul       5. Helps Spanish
Mexico               9. Nobel Prize in          in Spain        refugees in
                     Stockholm, Sweden                          France




                                                                       Traveled
                     Visits                                            to Soviet
                     Cuba                                              Union
                                                                       while in
                                                                       exile.

7.
Writes                          Visited China
about
Machu
Picchu
                                                 Served in the Consul in Sri
                                                 Lanka and Java, also.

                                                                2. Consul in
 1. + 10. Born and     3. Consul in       8. Exile in
                                                                Burma
 died in Chile         Argentina          Guatemala
Geographic Standards:
Standard 4: The physical and human characteristics of
place.

Iowa Core Curriculum:
 Geography 2: Understand how geography and human
characteristics create culture and define regions.
Prepared by Ileana Gonzalez
   and Chris Joslin, 2009
       With gratitude to the
   Geographic Alliance of Iowa
  and the Fulbright-Hays Project
     Abroad to Chile, 2009.

 The contents of this PowerPoint were developed under a grant from the
Fulbright Hays projects “GPA”, U.S Education. However, these contents do
 not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and
    you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

								
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