Peninsulares: Definition & Explanation

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In colonial Latin America, the 'peninsulares' refers to _____.

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1. Peninsulares, who were part of the nobility and carried out duties at the forefront of the colonial enterprise, were called _____.

2. There were two main distinctions among white people in Latin America, those were _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about the peninsulares? Find out by answering the multiple-choice questions on this quiz and worksheet. Questions gauge your comprehension of the duty and types of peninsulares and other important information associated with this group of people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • What the term ''peninsulares'' refers to in colonial Latin America
  • Name for peninsulares who were a part of the nobility and carried out duties
  • Two main distinctions among white people in Latin America
  • Places from which most Spaniards came when arriving to the Americas
  • Duty performed by the peninsulares

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms like peninsulares
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of peninsulares and white people in Latin America
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the locations from which Spaniards came when arriving to the colonial possessions in the Americas

Additional Learning

Paired with this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called Peninsulares: Definition & Explanation. Review this lesson at your own pace to build your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of a caste system
  • Social hierarchy in colonial Latin America
  • Name for peninsulares in Peru and other parts of South America
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