History of Indonesia

Can you answer these questions about the history of Indonesia?
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The 1883 eruption of which island-volcano made weather patterns chaotic for years and
temperatures did not return to normal until 1888?
Krakatoa
The 1815 eruption of what volcano was the largest in recorded human history?
Tambora
The Austronesian people from Indonesia were the first to settle in what major island
between the years of 350 BC and 550 AD ?
Madagascar
Indonesia used to be a colony of which country from 1816 until 1949?
Netherlands
What did the East India Company of that country primarily import into Europe?
Spices
What country occupied Indonesia in 1942 and initially most Indonesians joyfully welcomed
them as liberators from their colonial masters?
Japan
Who was the first president of Indonesia, serving from 1945 until 1967?
Sukarno
What "upright" hominid species inhabited Indonesia as far back as two million years ago?
Homo Erectus
In 1891, the skeleton of an early hominid species from once million years ago was
discovered in Indonesia. What name was to this skeleton given?
Java Man
What is the former name of Jakarta?
Batavia
What name was given to the island of Sulawesi by the Portuguese in the colonial era?
Celebes
What country did Indonesia invade in 1975?
East Timor
What kingdom in Sumatra lasted from 1496–1903 and was the regional power for decades?
Aceh
What country invaded the island of Java in 1811?
United Kingdom
In what city was Gadjah Mada University established - largest institute of
higher education of Indonesia?
Yogyakarta
What president ruled Indonesia from 1967 until his resignation in 1998?
Suharto
What term was coined by the above to characterise his regime as he came to power in 1966?
New Order
What musical instrument, starting with the letter X, originated in Indonesia around AD 500?
Xylophone
The Sailendra Dynasty built the largest world's Buddhist temple 9th century. What is its name?
Borobudur
Who became the first president not to come from an elite political
or military background in 2014?
Joko Widodo
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