Aztec Empire - Spanish Conquest

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1. Who led the Spanish in the conquest of the Aztec Empire?
a. Christopher Columbus
b. Francisco Pizarro
c. Hernan Cortes
d. Juan Ponce de Leon
e. Hernado de Soto

2. Who was the Aztec Emperor at the time of the Spanish conquest?
a. Acamapichtli
b. Itzcoatl
c. Montezuma I
d. Montezuma II
e. None of the above

3. What modern-day city grew out of the early settlement established by Hernan Cortes?
a. Guadalajara
b. Monterrey
c. Tijuana
d. Cancun
e. Veracruz

4. Who were the Tlaxcalans?
a. Enemies of the Axtecs that allied with Cortes
b. Friends of the Aztecs who tried to stop Cortes
c. Aztec gods who predicted the arrival of Cortes
d. Priests of the Aztec gods
e. None of the above

5. Around how many men did Cortes arrive with?
a. 10
b. 95
c. 500
d. 2000
e. 10000

6. What year did Cortes arrive?
a. 1492
b. 1519
c. 1601
d. 1645
e. 1722

7. True or False: Historians are still unsure as to how or why Montezuma II was killed.

8. What did Cortes do with his ships prior to marching on the city of Tenochtitlan?
a. He moved them to a nearby island
b. He hired local natives to guard his ships
c. He sent them back to Spain
d. He sunk his ships
e. He ran them onto the ground

9. What eventually killed around 80 percent of the people living in the Valley of Mexico?
a. Spanish colonists
b. Cortes and his soldiers
c. Diseases
d. A flood caused by a massive hurricane
e. Bears

10. What modern-day city is located on the site of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan?
a. Guadalajara
b. Monterrey
c. Tijuana
d. Cancun
e. Mexico City

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