The Defeat of the Inca


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Which of these was the first military conquest by the Spanish in the continental Americas?

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1. Why was the Inca Empire not at its strongest when Pizarro invaded?

2. Why did the Incan emperor Atahualpa let the Spanish enter his tent with their weapons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of the Incas. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on topics such as the Requerimiento and how they were conquered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Last Inca emperor
  • First military conquest by the Spanish in the Americas
  • Emperor Atahualpa

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Incas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Spanish invading the Americas
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Requerimiento and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about the Incas, review the accompanying lesson, The Defeat of the Incas. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Details the Age of Exploration
  • Explores the invasion of Peru
  • Explains the Requerimiento
  • Covers the downfall of the Inca Empire