Early Texas Explorers Test Review
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True or False: Hernan De Soto explored the Mississippi River and made it to the Rio Grande when exploring Texas.
True or False: Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 to find a faster route to India and China.
True or False: When Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked in Galveston, no Native Americans helped him and he wandered lost for 15 years.
True or False: La Salle landed in Santa Fe, New Mexico when he was looking for the Mississippi River.
True or False: Coronado had the Native American he nicknamed "The Turk" executed when the directions the Turk described did not yield the expected results.
A Spanish governor who controls a region in the name of the king or queen is called a ___________.
Estevanico was killed by the Zunis for many reasons; one may have been __________.
that he was wearing owl feathers
Seven cities supposedly rich in gold, silver, and precious gems was named _________.
Alonso de Pineda was the first European to map the Texas coast and name ___________.
Corpus Christi Bay
True or False: La Salle's final expedition had four ships with 300 colonists and one ship that was captured by pirates; the expedition also missed the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Cabeza de Vaca survived shipwrecking in Texas by ____________.
adopting the ways of the Karankawas
Friars were sent by Spain into the New World to ______________.
bring Christianity to the Natives
Spanish soldiers that sought wealth and glory were called __________.
In response to the French presence in Texas, the Spanish _____________.
sent soldiers to protect East Texas
La Salle's outpost that was built in Texas was named __________.
Fort St. Louis
When the Spanish reached Cibola, they only found ____________, not endless cities of gold.
What two animals did Cortez introduce to the New World?
cattle and horses
Coronado's troops were often "lost at sea" because ___________.
the grass on the plains was too tall
Cabeza de Vaca described Texas as being ___________.
Initially, the Aztecs welcomed Cortez because they thought he was ________.
the god Quetzacoatl
Which explorer mapped the Texas coast and made the first actual primary document from Texas history?
Which explorer sold all his belongings in order to search for gold?
Which explorer destroyed the Aztec empire?
Which explorer wandered lost in Texas for seven years?
Cabeza de Vaca
Which explorer founded Fort St. Louis?
Which explorer renamed the Aztec empire "Mexico City"?
Catholic missionaries are called _________.
A conquistador could be described as a ___________.
Spanish soldier of fortune
What three-word saying describes why European explorers came to the New World?
God, Glory, Gold
Which explorer believed he had found India when he landed in the New World?
What year would you expect to see the following headlines: "Cortez Lands in Mexico" and "Pineda Maps the Coast of Texas"?
What did the city of Cibola provoke?
It was a legendary city that brought many conquistadores to the New World.
Most Spanish came to the New World MAINLY for ____________ and ___________, not so much for God/Christianity.
glory and gold
La Salle claimed all the land he found in the New World for his French king. The king's name was ___________.
The Aztec empire could be described as very ________.
Who made the first map of the Texas coast in 1519?
What was the name given to the former Aztec capital city of Tenochtilan after it was destroyed by Spanish?
What ship from this early era of European exploration was found in Matagorda Bay in 1995?
The Belle or "La Belle"
What was the engineering marvel built to aid in the excavation of La Belle from Matagorda Bay?
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