New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies


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Which of the following statements about Hernando Cortes is FALSE?

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1. Amerigo Vespucci's biggest legacy was _____.

2. Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to _____ in 1513.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of New Spain. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the accomplishments of Vasco Núñez de Balboa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review key figures and terms, such as:

  • Balboa
  • Hacienda
  • Hernando Cortes

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of New Spain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding in whose honor America is named
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms such as encomienda and hacienda

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson called New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify feats of notable explorers, including: Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Juan Ponce de Leon, and Francisco Pizarro
  • Define and recognize the characteristics of a hacienda and an encomienda
  • Understand the function of the conquistadors