Brief History of Spain Video


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What two processes were key to the formation of Spain?

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1. Which of the following territories did NOT belong to Spain's global empire?

2. What 19th-century war saw Spain defeated and dispossessed of its colonies in the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Cuba?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the history of Spain. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the Reconquista and the Spanish-American War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Key events that led to the formation of Spain
  • Nations once part of the Spanish empire
  • Loss of the Spanish colonies of the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • Foreign threats to Spain in the 17th-18th century
  • Facts about Spain

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 Spain
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish Civil War
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause and effect of the Spanish-American War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formation of Spain

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Spain. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the factors that led to Spain's formation
  • Understand Spain's rise to a global power
  • Identify the events that led to the decline of the Spanish empire
  • Know the current status of Spain in the global affairs