Colonies in Central & South America Video


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Which culture(s) focused on Central and South America?

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1. What killed the most natives?

2. After the arrival of European explorers, what group sat at the top of societies in South America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the United States, our understanding of European colonies in the Americas tends to begin and end with the original 13 British colonies. But most European colonies in this side of the world were actually in what is now Central and South America. This assessment will test you on points such as the countries that colonized these areas and the effects of colonization on the native populations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Which countries set up colonies in Central and South America
  • What killed the most natives of these areas
  • The social structure in European colonies
  • The relevance of a Letter of Marque
  • The definition of a Requerimiento

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the European colonies of Central and South America that you went over in the attached lesson
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define some key terms related to the topic, such as Letter of Marque and Requerimiento
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge that you've gained from the lesson to identify the relevant countries that colonized Central and South America and the effects of colonization

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Colonies in Central & South America to find out more about colonization in these areas. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The arrival of Europeans in the New World
  • The structure of colonial societies
  • Economics of colonization
  • Religion in the colonies