History Of The Western World Quiz Part- III

39 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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History Of The Western World Quiz Part- III

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which European Explorer first found North America?
    • A. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • B. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • C. 

      Pedro Alvares

    • D. 

      Christopher Columbus

  • 2. 
    Christopher Columbus knew that he had found brand new land when he first landed on an island in the Bahamas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What year was Christopher Columbus's first exploration west?
    • A. 

      1414

    • B. 

      1510

    • C. 

      1492

    • D. 

      1516

  • 4. 
    What was the purpose of Columbus's last three journeys to the New World?
  • 5. 
    Eurocentrism was the idea that Europeans "discovered" the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Many __________ followed Columbus to the New World seeking adventure, wealth, and glory.
  • 7. 
    The main goal of the conquistadors was to ______.
    • A. 

      Get rich

    • B. 

      Spread Catholicism

    • C. 

      Explore the New World

    • D. 

      Gain more land

  • 8. 
    The New World was named after __________.
  • 9. 
    The first person to sail around the world was Vasco de Balboa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Who was the first European explorer to see the Pacific Ocean?
  • 11. 
    Who defeated the Aztecs and stole their gold?
  • 12. 
    What was the capital of the Aztec empire?
    • A. 

      Atahualpa

    • B. 

      Santa Fe

    • C. 

      Tenochtitlan

  • 13. 
    _________ was the emperor of the Aztec Empire at the time Cortez conquered it.
  • 14. 
    The main thing that attracted Cortez to try and conquer the Aztecs was the possibilty of aquiring _______.
  • 15. 
    Check all the advantages Cortez and his followers had over the Aztecs.
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Technology

    • C. 

      Man-eating Dogs

    • D. 

      A Trojan Horse

    • E. 

      Help from Native Tribes

    • F. 

      A Blessing from the Gods

    • G. 

      Diseases

  • 16. 
    Francisco Pizarro conquered the Incas and brought the riches to his home country, The Netherlands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    How did Pizarro conquer the Incas?
    • A. 

      He captured so many prisoners (through ambushes) that the Incas had nobody left to fight for them.

    • B. 

      He attacked from the sea and the land–surrounding them on all sides–leaving the Incas nowhere to run.

    • C. 

      Pizarro captured the emperor and held him for ransom, then killed him and overthrew the Incas.

    • D. 

      With mysterious magic and the help of the Gods

  • 18. 
    Because of these conquests, _______ became very rich and powerful. (Think country)
  • 19. 
    What is the encomieda system?
  • 20. 
    What is a mestizo?
    • A. 

      A mixed Spanish-Portugese race

    • B. 

      A mixed British-American race

    • C. 

      A mixed Native American-Dutch race

    • D. 

      A mixed Spanish-Native American race

  • 21. 
    Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain in 1513.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    ____________ leads an exploration through Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico, but finds nothing of value.
  • 23. 
    The Catholic Church supported the encomienda system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The church built a city in _________.
  • 25. 
    Who discovered the New York Harbor?
    • A. 

      Jacques Cartier

    • B. 

      Samuel de Champlain

    • C. 

      Giovanni Verrazzano

    • D. 

      Jacques Marquette