The Defeat of the Aztecs


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Who were the Mexica?

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1. Who were the conquistadores?

2. How did the Spanish manage to conquer the Aztec Empire all by themselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will show your knowledge of the Aztecs and how they met their demise. During the quiz, you will be tested on the Mexica and the conquistadores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Conquistadores
  • Doña Marina
  • Aztec's final emperor
  • How the Spanish took over the Aztec Empire

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Aztecs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Mexica
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Spanish conquering the Aztecs in a different light

Additional Learning

To study more about the Aztec Empire, review the accompanying lesson on How the Aztecs Were Conquered. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Details the battle between the Mexica and Spanish in 1519
  • Explores the travels of Christopher Columbus
  • Explains the impact of the Spanish conquistadores
  • Covers the devastation that smallpox caused on the Aztecs