Statistics for History of Portugal

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  • This quiz has been taken 662 times
    (576 since last reset)
  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
What colony did Portugal return to China in 1999?Macau
93%
What Portuguese explorer was the first European to sail to India?Vasco da Gama
92%
What type of natural disaster devastated Lisbon in 1755?Earthquake
90%
Which Portuguese explorer started the first circumnavigation of the world?Ferdinand Magellan
83%
What Portuguese footballer has won five Ballon d'Or awards?Cristiano Ronaldo
83%
What modern-day African country was formerly known as Portuguese East Africa?Mozambique
80%
What city in the New World was the capital of the Portuguese Empire during the
Napoleonic invasion of Portugal?
Rio de Janeiro
80%
What old-fashioned term refers to the Muslim group who once ruled Portugal?Moors
78%
What colony did Portugal return to India in 1961?Goa
77%
What Hawaiian string instrumental was developed by Portuguese immigrants in Hawaii?Ukulele
73%
In what category did José Saramago win a Nobel Prize in 1998?Literature
69%
What country was allied with Portugal since 1373 – not necessarily a sovereign state?England
64%
What name was given to the areas around modern-day Portugal by the Romans?
hint: Ocean liner sunk by a U-boat in 1915
Lusitania
64%
What prince is given credit for kicking off the Age of Discovery in the early 1400s?Henry the {Navigator}
49%
What was the currency of Portugal before it was replaced by the Euro?Escudo
49%
What C city served as the capital of Portugal from 1179–1255?Coimbra
43%
What former Portuguese Prime Minister became the Secretary General of the
United Nations in 2017?
António {Guterres}
38%
What Jesuit missionary led an extensive mission into Portuguese possessions in Asia?Francis {Xavier}
29%
Which pope published the decree to divide the New World between Spain and Portugal?{Alexander} VI
20%
What type of four-masted sailing ship, known as nau in Portuguese, was developed in
the 14th to 15th centuries in Portugal?
Carrack
9%

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