Factors that Led to the Decline of Islamic Spain


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Which of the following was NOT a cause for the fall of Muslim Spain?

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1. Which of the following groups never led Muslim Spain?

2. What was the last part of Muslim Spain to fall to the Christians?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several factors that contributed to the decline of Islamic Spain, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the circumstances that led to this event.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Chief reasons for the decline of Islamic Spain
  • Leaders of Islamic Spain
  • Role of the Taifas
  • Completion of the Reconquista
  • Regions within Islamic Spain that fell to the Christians

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 decline of Islamic Spain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Reconquista
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the Taifas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various groups that ruled Islamic Spain

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Factors that Led to the Decline of Islamic Spain. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the period of history concerning the decline of Islamic Spain
  • Understand the role of the Taifas
  • Recognize the Crusades' contribution to Islamic Spain's fall
  • Identify the effects of intervention from Spain's southern neighbors