Social Studies Chapter 3: Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Where did Hernan Cortez land and what year did he land there?

    • A.

      1551 Mexico

    • B.

      1589 New York

    • C.

      1519 Mexico

    • D.

      2008 Yugoslavia

    Correct Answer
    C. 1519 Mexico
    Explanation
    In 1519, Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico. This marked the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Cortez and his men established the city of Veracruz as their base and eventually went on to conquer the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, in 1521. This event had significant historical and cultural implications, as it led to the colonization of Mexico by the Spanish and the eventual formation of the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

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  • 2. 

    What is a Conquistador?

    • A.

      A french explorer

    • B.

      A spanish explorer that established settelments

    • C.

      A spanish explorer that ruined peoples lives

    • D.

      A spanish explorer that got lost in the ocean

    Correct Answer
    B. A spanish explorer that established settelments
    Explanation
    A Conquistador refers to a Spanish explorer who established settlements. They were known for their expeditions and conquests in the Americas during the Age of Discovery. These explorers played a significant role in the colonization and expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. They established settlements, claimed territories, and imposed Spanish rule in the newly discovered lands, leading to the colonization of regions such as Mexico, Central America, and South America.

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  • 3. 

    ________ was a mayan translator for Hernan Cortez.

    Correct Answer
    Dona Marina
    Explanation
    Dona Marina, also known as Malinche, was a Mayan translator for Hernan Cortez. She played a crucial role as an interpreter and advisor during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Due to her fluency in both Mayan and Nahuatl, she was able to communicate between Cortez and the indigenous peoples, helping to bridge the language barrier and facilitate negotiations. Her linguistic skills and cultural knowledge were instrumental in the success of the Spanish conquest.

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  • 4. 

    Which Conquistador landed in 1530 and took over Peru?

    • A.

      Francisco Pizarro

    • B.

      Hernan Cortes

    • C.

      Juan Ponce de Leon

    • D.

      Hernan de Soto

    Correct Answer
    A. Francisco Pizarro
    Explanation
    Francisco Pizarro is the correct answer because he was a Spanish conquistador who landed in Peru in 1530 and successfully conquered the Inca Empire. Pizarro's expedition led to the downfall of the Inca civilization and the establishment of Spanish rule in Peru. Hernan Cortes, Juan Ponce de Leon, and Hernan de Soto were also notable conquistadors, but they did not specifically take over Peru.

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  • 5. 

    How did Bartolome de Las Casas start the slave trade?

  • 6. 

    What is the Columbian Exchange?

  • 7. 

    Of all the social classes the _______ were the lowest.

    Correct Answer
    enslaved africans
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "enslaved Africans." This answer suggests that among all the social classes, the enslaved Africans occupied the lowest position. This implies that they were at the bottom of the social hierarchy, facing extreme oppression and exploitation. The term "enslaved Africans" refers to individuals who were forcibly captured, transported, and held in bondage during the era of transatlantic slavery. They were subjected to inhumane conditions, denied basic rights, and treated as property by slaveholders. Their low social status reflects the systemic racism and dehumanization prevalent during that time.

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  • 8. 

    Where was Atahualpa and what empire was it ruled by?

    • A.

      Aztec, Alaska

    • B.

      Aztec, Peru

    • C.

      Incan, South Mexico

    • D.

      Incan, Peru

    • E.

      Mayan, Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. Incan, Peru
    Explanation
    Atahualpa was located in Peru and ruled the Incan empire. This can be inferred from the fact that the Incan empire was located in Peru and Atahualpa was a ruler of this empire. The other options, such as Aztec and Mayan, are incorrect as they ruled different empires in different regions (Aztec in Mexico and Mayan in Central America).

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  • 9. 

    _______ is the right to demand taxes or labor form people living on your land

    Correct Answer
    encomienda
    Explanation
    Word Bank
    encomienda, tribute, enslave, Columbian Exchange

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  • 10. 

    Many Native Americans died because the Spanish brought over ________ which they were not immune to.

    Correct Answer
    diseases
    Explanation
    Native Americans died because the Spanish brought over diseases which they were not immune to. The lack of exposure to these diseases in their population made them vulnerable and unable to fight off the infections. The introduction of new diseases to the Native American population had devastating consequences, leading to widespread illness and death.

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  • 11. 

    Who was buried in the Mississippi river?

    • A.

      Hernando de Soto

    • B.

      Fransisco Pizarro

    • C.

      Hernan Cortez

    • D.

      Juan Ponce de Leon

    Correct Answer
    A. Hernando de Soto
    Explanation
    Hernando de Soto was buried in the Mississippi river.

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  • 12. 

    ________ wanted to find the 7 cities of Gold

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Word Bank
    Onate, Fransisco Vasquez de Coronado, Hernan Cortez, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

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