Francisco Pizarro: Route & Facts


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Which explorer did Pizarro accompany when the Pacific Ocean was 'discovered' and 'claimed' for Spain?

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1. What was Pizarro's main goal in exploring South America?

2. Why was the first expedition of Luque, Almagro and Pizarro unsuccessful?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Francisco Pizarro was a leading figure during 16th-century world exploration, and is noted for founding the city of Lima in Peru. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand Pizarro's life and ambitions, his goals and tactics, and his role in reshaping South America under Spanish rule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Pizarro's journey to the Pacific Ocean
  • His goals in the New World
  • Challenges Pizarro faced on his voyages
  • His relationship with indigenous cultures
  • Pizarro's capture of Atahualpa

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Pizarro's role in world exploration
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information regarding the events surrounding the capture of Atahualpa

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Francisco Pizarro: Route, Facts & Quiz . This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Pizarro's role in world exploration
  • Know key facts about Pizarro's life
  • Understand Pizarro's ambitions and goals
  • Explain his conquest of the Incas