Californios: Definition & History

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Who were the Californios?

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1. What was a mission church?

2. Which of the following best defines Mestizos and Mulattos?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot of history around the term Californios and the people identified by the term. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding with questions focused on relevant vocabulary and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and history of:

  • Californios
  • Mission church
  • Mestizos and Mulattos
  • Alta California

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define relevant historical terms, such as mission church, Mestizos, and Mulattos
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Californio history

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Californios: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of Spanish California
  • Identify the importance of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Recognize the legacy of Joaquin Murrieta Carrillo
  • Learn about Californio society
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