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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

What is the significance of Hispaniola? It is the site of the first Spanish colony in the Americas.
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand were the rulers of which nation? Spain
Christopher Columbus believed what? That the earth was round, he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe, and that he had landed in the Indies.
What best describes an expedition? A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite purpose.
Why is Santo Domingo considered the first permanent colony of the Americas? It was the first place claimed and controlled by a distant government.
Granted the land of Florida by the King of Spain; drowned at sea while attempting to reach Mexico Narvaez
founded the city of Veracruz; seized the city of Tnochtitlan and renamed it the city of Mexico Cortes
general term for a Spanish explorer who searched for wealth and land in the Americas conquistador
governor of a colony who rules in the name of the king viceroy
Native Amerincan village of houses built of adobe pueblo
explored areas of present-day Mexico, Texas, and Kansas in his search for Cibola Coronado
person belnging to one of the religious brotherhoods of the Roman Catholic Church friar
one who is sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country missionary
to grant the power ot authority to carry out a specific task commission
one of four survivors of the Narvaez expedition; returned to Mexico and then to Spain and spoke about the seven cities of gold Cabeza de Vaca
explored parts of the Southeast in his search for Cibola and reached the Mississippi River De Soto
a settlement founded to spread Christianity to the people of the area mission