Ch. 2.3 Spain Builds An Empire

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Spain Quizzes & Trivia

The Columbus’s voyages begin the process of Euro colonization of the Americas. The Spanish were the first European settlers to claim land in the new world. In late spring Cortés and his men killed Aztec warriors and chiefs. Take the quiz and see how much you know about Spain’s building an empire from chapter 2. 3.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Soldiers who led military expeditions in the Americas were know as.....
    • A. 

      Encomienda

    • B. 

      Conquistadors

    • C. 

      Presidios

    • D. 

      Reconquistas

  • 2. 
    Which explorer left Cuba to sail to present-day Mexico?
  • 3. 
    Who was the ruler of the Aztec Empire when the Spanish arrived?
  • 4. 
    Aztec capital built on an island in the middle of the lake.
  • 5. 
    What were Spanish military bases called?
  • 6. 
    This explorer discovered the coast of present day Florida.
  • 7. 
    What was the system that gave settlers the right to tax local Native Americans or make them work?
  • 8. 
    Large farms that grew just one kind of crop are known as?
  • 9. 
    Which priest tried to convert Native Americans to Christianity?
  • 10. 
    Which Spanish man led the conquest of the Inca?