Portugal Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Portugal?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 22, 2020
First submittedOctober 10, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Capital city
Lisbon
Second-largest city
Porto
Bordering country
Spain
Most common first name
for men (hint: John)
João
Peninsula on which Portugal lies
Iberia
Country colonized in 1500
Brazil
Atlantic archipelagos
Azores
Madeira
Southernmost region
Algarve
Famous dog breed
Portuguese
Water Dog
River and wine region
Douro
Clue
Answer
Explorer who sailed to India
Vasco da Gama
Five times voted the best player
in international football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Explorer who started the
first circumnavigation of the world
Ferdinand
Magellan
Muslim group that once ruled Portugal
The Moors
Colony seized by India in 1961
Goa
Colony returned to China in 1999
Macau
Country allied with Portugal
since 1373
United Kingdom
(England)
Former currency
Escudo
Portugal produces 50% of the
world total of this product used
by the wine industry
Cork
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Level 81
May 6, 2014
Only managed 14... back to underperfoming on these after acing the last two I guess.
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Level 15
Dec 22, 2014
I got 15, cuz i spelled moors "moores" -so dumb-
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Level 85
Sep 28, 2020
Same here except I did worse. I only got 12.
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Level 48
May 6, 2014
I'm sorry the correct answer is Moops. The card clearly says Moops!
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2016
all right bubbleboy :)
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Level 70
Aug 30, 2020
very pleased I tried moops and it was accepted
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Level 66
Sep 28, 2020
I typed in "moors," and then after the answer came up, I restarted the quiz just to see if it would take "moops." Great moments in trivia history.
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Level 69
May 6, 2014
Only 14... better learn more about Portugal.
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Level 50
Sep 18, 2014
Here's your chance... trying one of mine! :)
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Level 65
May 6, 2014
Can you accept Magallanes for Magellan?
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Level 74
May 6, 2014
20/20, my wife is portuguese but she didn't help me.
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Level 50
Sep 18, 2014
Well, why don't both of you take one of mine? :)
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Level 67
May 6, 2014
I find myself disappointed to miss a wine question. I guess knowing the other portuguese wine got me the city at least.
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Level 71
May 8, 2014
Interesting fact: Port and Douro are actually grown in the same region ;)
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Level 33
May 6, 2014
Knew Ronaldo was going to be on here before even clicking on the quiz.
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Level 64
May 8, 2014
great quiz and i had fun doing it.
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Level 50
Aug 15, 2014
Great quiz! I took the liberty of making version number 2! Check it out: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106634/portugal-country-quiz-2
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Level 50
Sep 17, 2014
Version 3 now available!
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Level 18
Mar 18, 2015
Try my quiz about Slovenia :)
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2015
Can't you accept the Portuguese form Fernão de Magalhães? I just knew this one, no idea how it was in English (I'm from Brazil).
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2019
The English spelling always gets me too
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2020
I can't understand why people decide to try quizzes in English, and then complain about English spellings.
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Level 56
Sep 28, 2020
I don't think he's complaining about the fact that this quiz only accepts the English name. He's complaining about the fact that the English name doesn't really make sense if you know the Portuguese name. But yeah, English is just a very weird language.
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Level 72
Sep 29, 2020
Tyacke, it's because it is perverse to invent an English word for a Portuguese (or other nationality) name. There clearly is a reason for having an English name for "flores", namely flowers, as we speak different languages. But what on earth is the point of having an English word for Lisboa? Surely proper names should remain unchanged? Now, if the original is in a different alphabet, I see the point, but other than the use of accents, that is not the case for Portuguese.
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Level 60
Sep 28, 2020
ya and I had to translate mouros to english too, cause they dont allow portuguese :/
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Level 79
Jun 19, 2016
Huh, I tried Cape Verde for the Atlantic archipelagos before remembering what century it was.
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2017
It makes me so happy that 'moops' is accepted
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Level 80
May 22, 2020
Since the trailing "s" is given, and since "moor" is sufficient, shouldn't "moop" be accepted, rather than only "moops"?
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Level ∞
May 23, 2020
Yes, fixed
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Level 20
Apr 11, 2017
Fernão de Magalhães not Ferdinand Maga...
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2020
You are taking this quiz in English. The English say things that may not be exact mirrors of the way other people say things in other languages.

In short...

It's in English. Accept that.

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Level 60
Sep 28, 2020
why would they translate his name though, that makes no sense
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Level 84
May 1, 2019
I'm just here for the Moops comments.
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Level 41
May 28, 2019
It should be accepted "Fernando Magalhães" also, since it is his original name. The same way João is the portuguese version of John.
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
Isn't Madeira actually the southernmost region? Please specify that it's on the mainland.
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Level 54
Sep 28, 2020
Came here to say this also.
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
I honestly didn't know escudo (embarassed..) I don't think I knew douro either. The others I missed I just forgot or misspelled.

I spelled Jao (and might even have tried Joa but not Joao And yes I know, it should have a ~ above the a, but not gonna waste that time during a quiz). And got as close as Magal(l)ay to Magellan.

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Level 65
Jun 8, 2020
I got 100%. It's too easy. Oh, wait, probably it's because I'm Portuguese.
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2020
I kept trying 'Juan' for the Portuguese John but it wasn't correct :/
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Level 32
Sep 28, 2020
Same lol
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2020
Can you accept Faro for Algarve? It's the district name coincident with Algarve.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2020
Faro is a city in the Algarve.
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Level 72
Sep 28, 2020
Also a district wiki .
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Level 68
Sep 29, 2020
So it is. Thank you. If only the question had asked for a district...
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Level 49
Aug 24, 2020
Fun fact: the increasing preference of the wine industry for plastic screw-tops over cork means a lot of land in Portugal is now given over to eucalyptus plantations, where you'll find the tallest trees in Europe. https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2013/june/1370181600/michaela-mcguire/eucalypt-invasion-portugal
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Level 60
Sep 28, 2020
Technically Gaia is the second biggest city but i understand
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Level 25
Nov 14, 2020
it should accept the portuguese words
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Level 36
Nov 16, 2020
omg yeah, I wrote Mouro because I had no ideia how its written in english and it wasnt acepted!!!!! Even worst is Açores not been acepted because it's the actual name, however I could deduct it is Azores in english
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Level 34
Jan 18, 2021
Ronaldo actually comes from Madeira
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Level 20
Mar 29, 2021
Who doesn't know that..