Conquest Of Americas

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Overview of the Spanish conquista in Americas


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  • 1. 
    Tenochtitlan was capital of what
    • A. 

      Inca Empire

    • B. 

      Aztec Empire

    • C. 

      Mayas

    • D. 

      Tainos

  • 2. 
    How many people lived in Tenochtitlan by 1500?
    • A. 

      More than 200,000

    • B. 

      About one million

    • C. 

      20,000

    • D. 

      Number not known

  • 3. 
    From what country a man who conquered Aztecs arrived and what was his name?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Hernan Cortes

    • E. 

      Fransisco Pizarro

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the Aztec ruler? (do not include numerals)
  • 5. 
    In what year did Cortes land in in Mexico?
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1519

    • C. 

      1609

    • D. 

      1620

  • 6. 
    Other than military power, what helped Cortes to defeat Aztecs?
  • 7. 
    What was the capital of the Inca Empire?
    • A. 

      Tenochtitlan

    • B. 

      Cuzco

    • C. 

      Lima

    • D. 

      Mexico City

  • 8. 
    What mountain were home to most of the Inca Empire?
    • A. 

      The Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      The Alps

    • C. 

      The Andes

    • D. 

      The Rocky Mountains

  • 9. 
    What country is now where most of Inca Empire had been?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Bolivia

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      Peru

  • 10. 
    Incas used money to pay for goods and services.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 11. 
    The Inca Empire was ... ... in the world.
    • A. 

      The most technically advanced country

    • B. 

      One of the wealthiest in gold

    • C. 

      Was the poorest country

  • 12. 
    Quipus are...
    • A. 

      Inca coins

    • B. 

      Letters of Inca alphabet

    • C. 

      Inca instrument for writing letters

    • D. 

      Multi-colores strings with knots used to keep records and send messages

  • 13. 
    The highest class in Inca society were...
    • A. 

      The knights and barons

    • B. 

      Rulers and religious leaders

    • C. 

      Catholic priests

    • D. 

      Spanish conquistadors

  • 14. 
    Incas paid taxes by
    • A. 

      Giving gold to rulers

    • B. 

      Using paper notes and quipus

    • C. 

      Providing services - building roads, digging canals etc.

    • D. 

      Fighting wars

  • 15. 
    Incas used gold as money
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Gold and silver did not have any role in the Inca society
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Incas were conquered by
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • C. 

      Hernan Cortes

    • D. 

      Francisco Pizarro

  • 18. 
    Pizarro landed on the west coast of South America in what year?
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1519

    • C. 

      1531

    • D. 

      1609

  • 19. 
    At the time of Pizarro's arrival, the Inca Empire was flourishing and did not have any problems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Smallpox enetered Inca Empire from
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      US

    • D. 

      Hispaniola

  • 21. 
    Who ruled the Northern part of the Inca?
    • A. 

      Wayna Capac

    • B. 

      Atahualpa

    • C. 

      Moctezuma

    • D. 

      Huascar

  • 22. 
    Pizarro's soldiers did not hope to survive because...
    • A. 

      They were sich with smallpox

    • B. 

      There were only 180 soldiers

    • C. 

      They did not have guns

    • D. 

      Incas were ready to fight them and they were not

  • 23. 
    Atahualpa
    • A. 

      Was helped by Pizarro to win the civil war against his brother Huascar

    • B. 

      Became Pizarro's friend and ally

    • C. 

      Was dishonestly killed by Pizarro

    • D. 

      Defeated Pizarro's soldiers

  • 24. 
    La Florida in Spanish means
    • A. 

      Fountain of Youth

    • B. 

      Place of flowers

    • C. 

      Goddess Flora

    • D. 

      State of Florida

  • 25. 
    The conquistador who first landed in Florida was
    • A. 

      Hernan Cortes

    • B. 

      Fracisco Pizarro

    • C. 

      Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    • D. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon