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History of The Netherlands

Can you answer these questions about the history of the Netherlands?
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
First submittedDecember 17, 2019
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Who wrote "Diary of a Young Girl" while hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic?
Anne Frank
What country was known as the Dutch East Indies when it was a Dutch colony?
Indonesia
What country in South America was once a Dutch colony?
Suriname
Who painted "The Starry Night"?
Vincent Van Gogh
Who painted "The Night Watch"?
Rembrandt
Who painted "Girl with a Pearl Earring"?
Jan Vermeer
What African city was established by the Dutch in 1652?
Cape Town
What Dutch-derived language is still spoken in Africa today?
Afrikaans
From what country did the Netherlands gain its independence following the
Eighty Years' War?
Spain /
Habsburg Empire
What was the currency of the Netherlands before it was replaced by the Euro?
Guilder
What Dutch footballer won three Ballon d'Or awards in the early 1970s?
Johan Cruyff
What flower's prices caused a "mania" in the 17th century?
Tulip
What was the name of New York City when it was Dutch colony?
Nieuw Amsterdam
During what 1688 revolution was the King of England overthrown and replaced by
his daughter and her Dutch husband?
Glorious Revolution
What trade did the Netherlands dominate during the 1600s and 1700s?
Spice Trade
What city, starting with U, was the most important city of the Netherlands
during the Middle Ages?
Utrecht
What Dutch scientist was the first person to see single-cell organisms?
Antonie
van Leeuwenhoek
What Dutch explorer "discovered" New Zealand?
Abel Tasman
What bird went extinct shortly after the Dutch settlement of Mauritius in 1638?
Dodo
What Dutch royal house was established by William the Silent?
House of Orange-
Nassau
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level 82
Jan 1, 2020
Could you accept "gulden" please? The Dutch name for the currency.
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level 67
Jan 14, 2020
And 'Oranje' for 'Orange' - it's a name, after all. Apart from that, great quiz! Love the orange bar on top.
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level 84
Jan 2, 2020
Thank you for your leniency on van Leeuwenhoek
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level 68
Jan 12, 2020
Seconded
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level 78
Jan 14, 2020
I don't even know what leniency there is ^^ (but as a Belgian, I'm quite familiar with dutch).
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level 64
Jan 14, 2020
Lionhook? (Actually lioncorner)
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level 78
Jan 15, 2020
I meant that I always spell it right. Anyway, yes, I think it means "of the lions' corner" or something like that ^^.
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level 66
Jan 14, 2020
I think I just tried vaguely Dutch spelling combinations until it worked.
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level 69
Jan 3, 2020
Please take Bloodless Revolution for the Glorious Revolution, thanks.
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level 45
Jan 14, 2020
Overthrowing of an English king isn't really part of Dutch history
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level 56
Jan 14, 2020
It is when it's a Dutch king who does the overthrowing! William was king of England as well as being Stadtholder in the Netherlands at the same time as a result of the revolution.
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level 45
Jan 15, 2020
I agree that him being a leader in the Netherlands is probably why this is incorporated, but in the Netherlands this event isn't a big part of the history and receives barely any attention in schools as the revolution took place in England and not in the Netherlands.
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level 51
Jan 14, 2020
Damn, my grandparents killed the dodo..
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level 60
Jan 14, 2020
And ate it too
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level 60
Jan 14, 2020
I tried slave trade, but apparently the Dutch weren't as active as other countries in this (500k to the 4.5M of the Portuguese)
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level 56
Jan 14, 2020
You can't call them marginal in the slave trade, but they had a monopoly on nutmeg and cloves for a long time.And that made a lot of investors of the VOC insanely wealthy.
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level 59
Jan 14, 2020
Arrggghhh... Tried to think to different spices for _____ Trade but didn't think of typing 'spice'!!
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level 47
Jan 14, 2020
Welp, I apparently can't spell van Gogh. :-(
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level 59
Jan 15, 2020
Probably can't pronounce it as well, since I've never met someone that doesn't speak Dutch who knows how to pronounce it right :'(
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level 19
Jan 14, 2020
Hi, Belgian here! Please accept "Oranje", since it's the Dutch word.
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level 55
Jan 14, 2020
Great quiz - great history. But really, a footballer, sigh. Missed that one.
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level 48
Jan 15, 2020
please also accept 'Johannes Vermeer'