Hernan Cortes: Facts, Biography, Quotes & Timeline


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Cortes held each one of the following positions at some point in his life. What was the last office that he held?

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1. How did Cortes disobey the orders of Governor Velasquez?

2. Which of the following events happened first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hernan Cortes played a significant role in the Spanish settlement of the New World. See how much you can recall about this figure by answering worksheet/quiz questions on areas like the last office he held before he died and the way he disobeyed the orders of Governor Velasquez.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these topics before taking the quiz:

  • One the first things Cortes did in the New World
  • Event that happened after the Aztecs were conquered by the Spanish
  • Number of men Cortes used when he defeated the Aztecs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Hernan Cortes, including his refusal to obey the orders of Governor Velasquez
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the earliest things Cortes did when he reached what is now Mexico
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of men Cortes used to defeat the Aztecs and the last office he held before his death

Additional Learning

Learn more about the famous Spaniard in the lesson titled Hernan Cortes: Facts, Biography, Quotes & Timeline. You'll have a chance to cover these areas below:

  • His early life in Spain and travels to Cuba
  • Strain in the relationship between Cortes and Governor Velasquez
  • Allies to Cortes when he attacked the Aztecs