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Pop Quiz: Portugal

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(10 votes)
10 questions
English
1

Can you find Portugal on a map?

41% got this right

Portugal is a tri-continental country, located at the convergence of three continents - Europe, Africa and America.
2

What explorer, credited with pioneering a sea route to India, hailed from Portugal?

Vasco da Gama

Christopher Columbus

Ferdinand Magellan

Marco Polo

41% got this right

The Portuguese national epic, the Lusíadas of Luís Vaz de Camões, largely concerns Vasco da Gama's voyages.
3
48 random squares

Which country was Portugal united with for most of the 16th and 17th centuries?

Spain

England

France

Italy

65% got this right

The Philippine dynasty was the third royal house of Portugal, named after the 3 Habsburg Spanish kings, all named Philp.
4

What devastating event significantly impacted Lisbon's architecture and landscape in 1755?

The Great Lisbon Earthquake

The French Revolution

The Great Plague of London

The Spanish Armada's defeat

44% got this right

A fictionalized version of the earthquake features as a main plot element of the 2014 video game Assassin's Creed Rogue.
5

Portugal's tradition of tilework uses decorative ceramic tiles known as azulejos. What is a common theme they depict?

Religious Stories

Landscapes of Northern Europe

Portraits of Royalty

Scenes from Greek Mythology

54% got this right

The word azulejo is derived from the Arabic الزليج (al-zillīj), zellij meaning "polished stone."
6

Portugal is a republic today, but for centuries it was a monarchy. Which of this was NOT a Royal House?

House of Plantagenet

House of Aviz

House of Braganza

House of Habsburg

38% got this right

Out of 36 rulers, there were only two queens. There were six kings called Afonso and six called João.
7
48 random squares

Fado music is a melancholic and expressive genre deeply rooted in Portuguese culture. What instruments are typically fea

Guitars and Portuguese guitars

Drums and percussion

Flutes and Portuguese bagpipes

Violins and guitars

48% got this right

Amália remains the best-selling Portuguese artist in history.
8

What seafood dish is a national treasure and a must-try for any visitor?

Bacalhau

Bifana

Cozido à Portuguesa

Francesinha

43% got this right

Portugal consumes more cod (bacalhau) per capita than any other country, around 5,5 – 6kg/year.
9

What region in southern Portugal is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning coastline?

The Algarve

Madeira

Porto

The Alentejo

58% got this right

Portugal, with more than 4 million km2 of maritime zones, is the largest coastal state in the EU.
10

The world's oldest _______ is located in Lisbon.

Bookstore

Ship

Television

Winery

Hard  33% got this right

Bertrand opened in Portugal in 1732. In April 2010, the Guinness World Record for oldest bookstore still in activity.