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The Portuguese Empire

Answer these questions related to the history and geography of the Portuguese Empire.
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Last updated: September 21, 2019
First submittedJune 12, 2019
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What prince is given credit for kicking off the Age of Discovery in the early 1400s?
Henry the Navigator
What Portuguese explorer was the first European to reach India by sea?
Vasco da Gama
What modern-day country has more Portuguese speakers than Portugal itself?
Brazil
What Atlantic archipelagos were discovered by Portugal in the 1400s and today comprise
the two autonomous regions of Portugal?
Azores
Madeira
Which modern-day mainland African countries where colonized by the Portuguese?
Angola
Guinea-Bissau
Mozambique
What is the most-populous urban area of Africa that was once ruled by the Portuguese?
Luanda
What African island nation was uninhabited until discovered by Portugal in 1456?
Cape Verde
In 1511 Portugal captured the region of Malacca, important for its role in the spice trade.
In what modern-day country would you find Malacca?
Malaysia
What island was named after Saint Thomas?
São Tomé
What is the most populous city that was once a part of the Portuguese Empire?
São Paulo
What term is used to refer to the Portuguese-speaking parts of the world?
Lusophone
What Indian state was once a Portuguese colony but was invaded and recaptured
by India in 1961?
Goa
What Chinese territory did Portugal control until 1999?
Macau
What Portuguese explorer led the Spanish expedition that sailed
around the world in the early 1500s?
Ferdinand Magellan
What Portuguese-speaking country became independent from Indonesia in 2002?
East Timor
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level 71
Aug 9, 2019
Good quiz, my 5 won't last...
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level 65
Aug 9, 2019
Nice quiz, good questions, I learned a few things!
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
Please accept Magalhaes for Magellan.
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level 56
Oct 2, 2019
agreed
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level 77
Sep 21, 2019
Got everything except Madeira, but I might have also missed Lusophone if I didn't mistakenly try to type in Lusaka. However I remember Lusitania being the ancient Roman name for Portugal as it was also the name of the Portuguese-colonized planet in Speaker for the Dead.
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level 34
Sep 21, 2019
How come so many more people got Azores over Madeira? They are pretty much the same in terms of relevance and population
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level 68
Sep 21, 2019
The Azores have more islands. Harder to miss.
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level 61
Sep 21, 2019
What modern-day country has more Portuguese speakers THAN! Portugal itself?
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2019
Okay
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