History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World


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During the Hundred Years' War in the mid 1300s, _____

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1. The first single-shot guns were _____

2. What weapon did the Spanish conquistadors Cortes and Pizarro use to defeat the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incans of Peru, respectively?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what effects gunpowder had on the New World and the course of history. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the origins of gunpowder and the expansion of its use in the West.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Origins of gunpowder
  • Gunpowder use in the 100 Years War
  • First single-shot guns
  • Falls of native empires
  • The first European to travel the silk routes

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 history of gunpowder
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the impact gunpowder had on the New World
  • Identify key figures - ensure that you can accurately identify the important and influential people involved in gunpowder's history
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the first types of weapons that utilized gunpowder

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of this tool of war, review the corresponding lesson on Gunpowder History & Impact. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the most important individuals and countries associated with the spread of gunpowder
  • Define the various types of weapons that employ the use of gunpowder
  • Understand the origins of gunpowder and how it spread to the Western world