The 'Requerimiento' of 1513: Definition & History


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Who issued the Requerimiento of 1513?

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1. What did the Requerimiento of 1513 do?

2. In what year did the Spanish Pope Alexander VI issue the Papal Bull Inter Caetera?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Requerimiento was both a philosophy and a major event in 16th century colonialism. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the purpose of the Requerimiento and its affects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The origins of the Requerimiento
  • The purpose of the Requerimiento
  • Who issued and followed the Requerimiento
  • What the people who followed the philosophy of the Requerimiento believed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the Requerimiento
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as what the Requerimiento is
  • Making connections - correlate your historical knowledge of colonialism to the beliefs and motives of the Requerimiento
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Requerimiento and its affects

Additional Learning

To learn more about 16th century colonialism and the Requerimiento, review the accompanying lesson called The 'Requerimiento' of 1513: Definition and Lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The prevalence of slavery during 16th century colonialism
  • Details what the Requerimiento defined, who it applied to and who followed its philosophies
  • Covers major themes of the philosophy behind the Requerimiento
  • Explains how the Requerimiento was reinforced through colonialism