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Alonso Álvarez de Pineda
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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
PAGE FOUR
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
PAGE FIVE
Pánfilo de Narváez
PAGE SIX
Juan de Oñate
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FRANCISCO VÁZQUEZ DE CORONADO

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    A. Read the TEKS Biography for Francisco Vásquez de Coronado from the Texas Education Agency to answer the following questions:

    1. According to this biography, Coronado:
      • A.    Is credited with opening Mexico for Spanish colonization.
        B.    Came from a poor Spanish family.
        C.    Was appointed governor of all of Mexico.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the above.

    2. Coronado led an exploration that journeyed through territory in present-day:
      • A.    Arizona.
        B.    Kansas.
        C.    New Mexico.
        D.    Oklahoma.
        E.    All of the Above.



    B. Read "Francisco Vázquez de Coronado" from PBS to answer the questions below:

    1. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado:
      • A.    Was known for his exploration of the interior of North America.
        B.    Came to the Americas around 1535.
        C.    Had little interest in wealth.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.

    2. Within his first three years in Mexico, Coronado:
      • A.    Was divorced.
        B.    Put down a major slave rebellion.
        C.    Became governor of an important Mexican province.
        D.    B & C Above Only.
        E.    None of the Above.

    3. Coronado's expedition:
      • A.    Began in 1544.
        B.    Was in search of the Seven Cities of Gold.
        C.    Included Spanish soldiers, French soldiers, Indians and livestock.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    4. The Zuni:
      • A.    Had never had experience with the Spanish before Coronado arrived.
        B.    Accepted the Spanish Requirimiento.
        C.    Defeated the Spaniards and drove them away.
        D.    Had the riches Coronado was seeking for Spain.
        E.    None of the Above.

    5. The Spanish Requirimiento:
      • A.    Was a set of conditions that the Spaniards imposed upon natives.
        B.    Required the natives to accept the church of Spain, its high priest and the King and Queen of Spain as their new ruler.
        C.    Threatened the natives with war.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    6. Small parties from Coronado's expedition explored:
      • A.    The Grand Canyon area.
        B.    The Colorado River.
        C.    Areas of present-day Kansas.
        D.    Areas of present-day New Mexico.
        E.    All of the Above.

    7. After Coronado returned to Mexico:
      • A.    His expedition was considered a huge success.
        B.    He resumed his position as a governor.
        C.    He became Viceroy of Mexico.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



    C. Study the "Chart of Events in the West from 1500-1650" from PBS to answer the following questions:

    1. How many years transpired between de Vaca's arrival on Galveston Island and the beginning of Coronado's expedition?
      • A.    12.
        B.    20.
        C.    22.
        D.    28.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. News of the Seven Cities of Cibola was brought back to Mexico by:
      • A.    Hernan Cortes.
        B.    Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca.
        C.    Fray Marcos de Niza.
        D.    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.
        E.    None of the Above.

    3. Coronado's expedition:
      • A.    Lasted about 8 years.
        B.    Built Coronado's reputation as a healer and man of peace.
        C.    Found great riches.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    4. While in West Texas, Hernando de Alvarado:
      • A.    Explored the Colorado River.
        B.    Saw a vast herd of buffalo.
        C.    Learned of a place called Quivira.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    B & C Above Only.

    5. During the winter of 1540-41 Coronado and his men:
      • A.    Had their winter camp near the Grand Canyon.
        B.    Established peaceful relations with the Indians.
        C.    Killed many Indian men, women and children.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.

    6. In 1541, Coronado traveled across:
      • A.    The Texas panhandle.
        B.    The Mississippi River.
        C.    Present-day Arkansas.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    B & C Above Only.



    D. Use this map from Houghton Mifflin to answer the questions below:

    1. Use the map's legend to view Coronado's path of exploration. In which order did he explore the following present-day states?
      • A.    Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas.
        B.    Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma.
        C.    Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico.
        D.    Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas.
        E.    Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.

    2. Click on other explorers listed on the legend to view the paths of their expeditions. Which other Spanish explorer was exploring interior America near the same time as Coronado's expedition?
      • A.    De Soto.
        B.    Cartier.
        C.    Cabrillo.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



    E. Read this article from the History Channel to answer the following questions:

    1. Which of the following statements is true?
      • A.    Coronado was killed by Indians on September 22, 1544.
        B.    Coronado never found Cibola.
        C.    Coronado did not find wealth for Spain during his exploration.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. Coronado:
      • A.    Took great wealth from the cities of Cibola and Quivara.
        B.    Died in Mexico celebrated as a national hero.
        C.    Gave the world a better understanding of the native people and geography in the areas he explored.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



PAGE ONE
Alonso Álvarez de Pineda
PAGE TWO
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
PAGE FOUR
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
PAGE FIVE
Pánfilo de Narváez
PAGE SIX
Juan de Oñate

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