Friday, June 17, 2011

Challenge number 23

This one will be the last challenge of this year. If you take part in it, you will discover some curious stories about the conquest and colonization of the Indies. Here you have the questions: 

QUESTION 1
After his adventure in the Indies, one of the most famous conquistadors returned to Castile and fruitlessly tried to be received by the Emperor Charles V. One day the conquistador approached to the Emperor´s carriage and mounted on the footstep. Surprised, the Emperor asked who he was. And he replied: "I´m the one who has given you more provinces than your ancestors left you cities". Who was this conquistador?

QUESTION 2
There is another legend about a Castilian conquistador who "discovered" an important territory in the present USA. He was supposed to be looking for the Fountain of Youth. Who was this conquistador? What territory did he discover? Why did the conquistador give this name to this land?



QUESTION 3
Who gave name to the Amazon river? Why was it called "Amazon"?


QUESTION 4 
What was the "asiento"? What was its relationship to the exploitation of the Indies?


2 comments:

Javier Alberca said...

Hello everybody!
QUESTION 1:
I think that he could be Hernán Cortés but I'm not safe.

QUESTION 2:
The name of the conquistador was Juan Ponce de León, he called it "La Florida" that means Flowery Land.

QUESTION 3:
Francisco de Orellana named it, the name comes from the expedition that Orellana did, because they were attacked by indigenous who were similar to the "amazonas" from the Greek mythology.

QUESTION 4:
The "asiento" was the permission given by the Spanish government to sell slaves from Africa to the Spanish colonies, this permission was done with Great Britain. So the relationship is the repopulation of the colonies.

Bye!!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

OK, Javi. All your answers are right. Thanks for taking your time. See you on Friday.