Decline of Muslim Rule in the Iberian Peninsula


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From where did Muslim invaders attack Spain in 711?

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1. What was the name of the local rulers of Islamic Spain?

2. Christian kingdoms were left in which part of the Iberian peninsula?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on the history of Muslim rule, specifically in the Iberian Peninsula region. Topics discussed in the quiz include where Muslim invaders attacked Spain in 711 C.E. and the period of reconquest by Spanish Christians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • The names of local rulers of Islamic Spain
  • Where Christian kingdoms were located in the Iberian Peninsula
  • The name given to the wars by Christians against Islam started by Pope Urban II

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Muslim history in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Decline of Muslim Rule in the Iberian Peninsula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the conquest of Spain
  • Get a better understanding of the Crusades
  • Discuss the history of Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula