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# Which Way To Go?

This Spanish Easy Review picture quiz will help you to find which way to go by pointing you in the right direction. If you do not know the right way to go, you could find yourself going round and round and round until, where you stop, nobody knows. Come to think of it, that is a line in a children’s school yard game where the person who is ‘it’ is blindfolded, spun around several times and then let loose to find another child standing in a circle around them.

In one version of this school yard game, the children standing in the circle will yell out a compass direction to the blindfolded, somewhat dizzy, child to see if they can get their bearings and then find the selected person in the circle. The children can only yell out – east – west – north – south and so on to give direction.

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1.
Cacti will be found in the U.S. deserts out ____.
suroeste
cerca
lejos
oeste
Cacti like the ones found in this picture will be found in the U.S. deserts out west. The Spanish word for west is oeste.
2.
Santa Claus’ mailbox reads the ____ Pole.
northe
nurte
norte
norhe
Santa’s mailbox clearly reads the North Pole so all you need to know is how to spell north in Spanish. That would be norte.
3.
The person holding this compass is standing ____ of it.
aquí
sur
derecha
este
You need to look at the compass points and then look at the hands holding the compass. Where would you think the body of the person who is holding the compass is standing? The compass is pointing to the south. South in Spanish is sur.
4.
Should I go to the left or to the ____.
derecha
tenedor
silla
semilla
The first answer means right. The second answer means fork. The third answer means chair and the last answer means seed. As you are looking for a direction, only the first answer points you to a direction, i.e., to the right.
5.
What does SE mean on the compass?
sur
sureste
suroeste
sudeste
The letters SE on a compass mean southeast. In Spanish this is sudeste. Note that in the Spanish word for southeast the letter 'r' in sur (south) is changed to a 'd'.
6.
You will find buildings like this in the Middle ____.
suroeste
noreste
este
sudeste
You will find buildings like this in the Middle East. East in Spanish is este.
7.
Penguins live up ____ in the Arctic.
sur
norte
oeste
este
Penguins live up north in the Arctic. The Spanish word for north is norte.
8.
WHICH way should she go?
Cuál
Cuándo
Quién
Dónde
9.
You DECIDE which direction to go. (singular familiar)
decidís
decides
decide
deciden
The first answer means 'you (plural familiar) decide'. That is not the proper pronoun form. The third answer means 'you (singular formal) decide'. That, too, is not the proper pronoun form. The last answer means 'you (plural formal) decide'. Again, that is not correct. The second answer reads, 'you (singular familiar) decide'.
10.
I say we go NORTHWEST.
norteste
noreste
noroeste
nortoeste
Here you will need to know the correct spelling of the given direction, i.e., northwest. The Spanish word for northwest is noroeste.
Author:  Christine G. Broome