The Black Legend: Definition & History


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Which of the following terms were used to describe the Spanish Empire during the Black Legend period?

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1. Which of the following statements BEST describes the Black Legend?

2. According to the Spanish Empire, which of the following gave them the right to carry out their conquests that became a part of the Black Legend?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a lot of key facts covered in the related lesson in regard to the Black Legend period in Spain. These assessments will center on characteristics of the Black Legend period, the Spanish's rationale, and Hernan Cortes' conquests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate on the above, you'll be tested on:

  • The mindset of the Spanish during the Black Legend
  • What, exactly, the Black Legend was
  • Why the Spanish thought they could get away with what they were doing
  • Characteristics of Hernan Cortes' conquests

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Spanish during the Black Legend
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the exploits of Hernan Cortes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Spanish mindset during the Black Legend

Additional Learning

Ascertain more information on the Black Legend with the aid of our associated lesson. The title of this lesson is The Black Legend: Definition and Lesson and its purpose is to cover topics like:

  • The origin of the Black Legend
  • Notorious qualities of the Black Legend
  • Torture during the Spanish Inquisition