History of Portugal

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