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Hernán Cortés: Quiz


Question 1:
When is Hernn Corts's birthday?

Question 2: He died in Castilleja de la Cuesta, ________ province, on December 2, 1547, from a case of pleurisy at the age of 62.
Casa de PilatosAndalusiaSevilleToledo, Spain

Question 3: In 1536, Cortés explored the northwestern part of Mexico and discovered the ________.
Baja California peninsulaPeninsular RangesLas CaliforniasBaja California Sur

Question 4: In his letters to Charles V, Cortés claimed to have learned at this point that he was considered by the Aztecs to be either an emissary of the feathered serpent god ________ or Quetzalcoatl himself — a belief which has been contested by a few modern historians.
Aztec mythologyHuitzilopochtliQuetzalcoatlAztec religion

Question 5: Cortés was born in Medellín, in the province of ________, in the Kingdom of Castile in Spain in 1485.
AndalusiaCastile-La ManchaCastile and LeónExtremadura

Question 6: doña Catalina Pizarro, born between 1514 and 1515 in ________ or maybe later in Nueva España, daughter of doña Leonor Pizarro, perhaps relative of Cortés.
CienfuegosHavanaCamagüeySantiago de Cuba

Question 7: He was received by Charles with every distinction, and decorated with the ________.
Order of SantiagoSpainMadridAfonso I of Portugal

Question 8: After he overthrew the ________, Cortés was awarded the title of Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca, while the more prestigious title of Viceroy was given to a high-ranking nobleman, Antonio de Mendoza.
Mesoamerican chronologyPre-Columbian eraAztecInca Empire

Question 9: Cortés was appointed ________ of this new expedition in October 1518, but was advised to move fast before Velázquez changed his mind.
Francisco FrancoCaptain GeneralSpanish EmpireSpain

Question 10: In July 1519, his men took over ________: by this act, Cortés dismissed the authority of the Governor of Cuba to place himself directly under the orders of Charles V.
VeracruzAlvarado, VeracruzXalapaNautla, Veracruz


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