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Video Information and Comprehension Questions

Conquistadors: Inca Rebellion

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.


 
Part I
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • Pizarro and his fellow conquistadors brutally oppressed the Inca. As you watch the program, think about how so few Spanish conquistadors could conquer so many indigenous people.
  • What are some factors that contributed to the downfall of the Inca?
Questions to consider after watching the video
  • Imagine the Internet as a means of communication in 1536. Design a Web site that Manco Inca might have used to gain support for his cause and to expose the atrocities of the Spanish conquistadors.
Suggested activity
The Spanish conquered the Inca despite being greatly outnumbered. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both groups as they struggled for control. Discuss the Inca strategy for defending against the Spaniards.
 
 
Part II
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • As you watch the program, think about why Manco Inca waited so long to rebel.
  • What strategies did Manco Inca use to attack the Spanish?
  • What were some of the weaknesses in the Spanish defense and how did the Inca plan to exploit these weaknesses?
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Discuss the actions of the Spanish conquistadors from the time of Pizarro's arrival in Peru to his death in 1541.
  • What are some events that led to the Spanish victory and destruction of the Inca Empire?
Suggested activity
Consider Francisco Pizarro's place in world history. Conduct a class debate to determine whether Pizarro should be considered a hero or a villain.