History Study Sheet
who was considered the Father of Cuban Independence?
T or F: Portugal was once a part of Spain
What does the red in the Spanish flag represent?
the bloodshed in the country’s wars
Who was the Mexican dictator during the Mexican-American War?
What two animals appear on a Mexican Flag
Eagle and Serpent
What Spanish conquistador built a palace in Cuernavaca, México?
Who is considered the national hero of Spain?
How did Maximillian die?
Executed by a firing squad
What group of people were the first to use arches in architecture?
What was the capital city of the Incas of Perú?
What are the dates of both Mexican
September 15th and 16th
True or False:The Mexican government spends more money on education than on defense
What country destroyed the Spanish Armada?
Who was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella?
Juana la Loca
Who was the Mexican leader at the Alamo?
What group of people built the mosques in Spain?
What does “Pre-Columbian” mean?
before Columbus’ arrival in the New World
Of what country was Panama formerly a part?
For which kind did Columbus claim the New World?
Name Columbus’ three ships
Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria
When was the Golden Age of Spanish literature?
16th and 17th centuries
How many centuries did the Moors stay in Spain?
over 8 centuries
What was Juan Perón’s first wife’s name?
Who were Spain’s moriscos?
Moslem converts to Christianity
What is the name of the institution which persecutes Jews and Moors in Spain?
The Spanish Inquistion
How many trips did Columbus make to the New World?
Who was the general who became the dictator of Spain after the Spanish civil war
What animals did the spaniards introduce to the Americas?
Who were the monarch who financed Columbus’ voyage?
Ferdinand and Isabella
What was the name of the white-skinned Aztec God?
Which Spanish explorer conquered the Inca Empire?
Who was the first communist leader of Cuba?
What is the oldest university in the New World?
The University of Mexico
What Mexican president was a Zapotec Indian?
On what was the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán built?
What indian tribe spoke Quechua?
In what year did Panama assume control of the Canal Zone?
True or False: The Greeks colonized Spain.
Who was the Spanish explorer who searched for the Fountain of Youth?
Juan Ponce de León
What sickly child grew up to be a conqueror of Mexico?
Who were the Olmecs?
an Indian tribe in Mexico
What can you see in Teotihuacán?
the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon
Who led the northern revolutionary troops in the Mexican Civil War?
What event occurred in 1985 that changed the face of Mexico City?
the great earthquake
How long did the Seven Years War last?
Which Portuguese explorer left for a voyage around the world in name of Spain in 1519?
Who discovered the Strait of Magellan?
Tikal is the ancient city built by what group of people?
What system of government is used in Mexico?
How did Moctezuma II die?
He was killed in an Aztec rebellion against the Spaniards