Famous Spanish Conquistadors


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What does the term 'conquistador' translate to in English?

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1. Conquistadors were from which region of the world?

2. What is the name of the Inca leader who was murdered by order of Francisco Pizarro?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The reason why Spanish is the primary language throughout most countries in the western hemisphere can be traced back to the Spanish conquistadors from the 15th and 16th Centuries. This assessment will gauge your knowledge about some of the more significant information on the conquistadors found in the partner lesson, such as famous examples of conquistadors and their exploits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What conquistador means
  • Where the conquistadors were from
  • The conquistadors' effect on native American populations
  • Native cities encountered by the conquistadors
  • Political effects of the conquistadors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall information on the conquistadors that you went over in the related lesson
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you've drawn key points on the identify, activities and effects of conquistadors from the lesson
  • Knowledge application - apply information you've gained from the lesson to answer the quiz question on the origination of the conquistadors

Additional Learning

Learn more about conquistadors by reading over the corresponding lesson called Famous Spanish Conquistadors. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • European exploration of the Americas
  • Overview of the conquistadors
  • Famous examples of conquistadors
  • The effects of European colonialism