lusophone history and culture

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East Timor

Which former Portuguese colony was annexed by Indonesia in 1975?

Goa

Which region, which is now part of India, was a Portuguese colony until 1961?

East Timor

Which country bordering Indonesia is a former Portuguese colony?

Portugal

The Azores are part of which country?

Mozambique

Maputo is the capital city of which country?

10

How many islands are there in the Cape Verde archipelago?

Brasilia

What is the capital city of Brazil?

Macau

Which region of China was under Portuguese administration until 1999?

Atlantic

On which sea is Portugal situated?

1147

In what year did the army led by D. Afonso Henriques seize Lisbon from Islamic rule?

England

With which nation did Portugal sign the Treaty of Windsor?

Sagres

In which Algarvian town was O Infante Dom Henrique's school of navigation reputed to have been situated?

Ceuta

What was the name of the North African city conquered by the Portuguese in 1415?

Gil Eannes

What was the name of the explorer who rounded the Cape Bojador in 1434?

Bartolomeu Dias

What was the name of the explorer who first rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488?

Vasco da Gama

Who was the explorer who first sailed the sea route all the way to India?

Formal and informal

What were the two 'types' of Empire in the early Portuguese expansion, as identified by Malyn Newitt?

Dom Sebastiao

Which Portuguese king led his army into battle at Alcácer Quibir in 1578?

Prester John

What was the name of the legendary Christian monarch of Ethiopia who was sought by the Portuguese and other European explorers?

Pedro Alvares Cabral

What was the name of the captain who led the fleet of ships which discovered Brazil?

Dom Manoel I

To which King of Portugal did Pero Vaz de Caminha write his letter?

hereditary captaincies

What was the name given to the land rights in Brazil issued to the first colonisers by the Portuguese Crown?

1500

In what year did the Portuguese fleet first arrive at the coast of Brazil?

spices

What commodity were the Portuguese seeking when they first arrived in Brazil?

terra da vera cruz

What was the name first given to the country which later came to be known as Brazil?

brazilwood

What was the first product to be exported from Brazil?

achamento

What is the preferred term in Brazil for the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese?

1549

In what year did Tomé de Sousa arrive in Brazil with the first formal group of colonisers?

salvador

Which city was the first capital of Brazil?

1757

In what year was slavery of indigenous people in Brazil outlawed?

Padre Antonio Vieira

Which Brazilian Jesuit priest famously spoke against slavery in the seventeenth century?

1761

In what year did the Marquês de Pombal liberate slaves in Portugal?

18th century

In which century was the transatlantic slave trade at its peak?

1850

In what year was the slave trade made illegal in Brazil?

Lei do Ventre Libre

Which law was introduced in 1871?

1888

In what year was slavery abolished in Brazil?

Ceara

Which state in Brazil was the first to abolish slavery, in 1884?

slaves age 60+

To whom did the 'Lei dos Sexagenários' apply?

runaway slave settlements

What was a 'quilombo'?

1807

In what year did the Portuguese Court leave Portugal for Brazil?

Napoleon

When the Portuguese Crown moved to Brazil, they were fleeing from the threat of invasion of whose army?

Joao VI

Which King of Portugal moved his court from Portugal to Brazil?

Pedro I

Who was the first Emperor of Independent Brazil?

7th September 1822

What was the date of Brazil's declaration of independence from Portugal?

Rio de Janeiro

Which city became the capital of Brazil when the Portuguese Court settled there?

1831

In what year did D. Pedro I leave Brazil to return to Portugal?

Pedro I

Who announced 'Fico' on 9 January 1822?

Princess Isabel

Who signed the 'Lei áurea' in 1888?

Pedro II

Who was the last Emperor of Brazil?

1889

In what year was Brazil declared a Republic?

Deodoro da Fonseca

Who was the first president of Republican Brazil?

1930

In what year was the First Brazilian Republic overthrown by a military coup leading to dictatorship?

Getulio Vargas

Who was placed as president of Brazil following the military coup which overthrew the First Brazilian Republic.

Politica do Café-com-Leite

What was the popular name for the system which saw political power alternate between Minas Gerais and São Paulo?

1890

In what year was the British Ultimatum issued?

Lord Salisbury

Which British Minister had his ambassador in Portugal deliver his Ultimatum?

The scramble for Africa

What is the popular term for nineteenth-century rush to claim territory in Africa by Europeans?

The rose-coloured map

What was the name given to the map indicating Portugal's plans for expansion from the West to the East coast of Africa?

The Berlin Conference

Which event in 1885 saw European countries agree terms for the colonisation of Africa?

1908

In what year was the King of Portugal assassinated by republicans?

Carlos I

Which King of Portugal was assassinated by Republicans?

Manuel II

Who was the last reigning King of Portugal?

5th October

On what day in 1910 did the military declare Portugal to be a Republic?

manuel de arriaga

Who was the first president of the First Republic of Portugal?

Sidonio Pais

Which Prime Minister of Portugal during the first Republic was assassinated in 1918?

Bernardino Machado

Who was the last president of the First Republic of Portugal?

Teofilo Braga

Who was the first Prime Minister of the First Republic of Portugal?

1926

In what year did a military coup d'état install the dictatorship which ended the Frist Republic of Portugal?

Antonio Maria da Silva

Who was the last Prime minister of the First Republic of Portugal?

Pero Vaz de Caminha

Who wrote the letter to D. Manuel I giving information about the discovery of Brazil?

Eça de Queiroz

Who wrote a 'letter from England' entitled 'Brazil and Portugal', based on an article in the Times?

Ordem e progresso

What are the words on the Brazilian flag?

slavery

What is the 'inconvenient history' of the documentary about Brazil directed by Phil Grabsky?

Luis Vaz de Camoes

Who wrote the epic poem Os Lusíadas?

Henrique Lopes de Mendoça

Who wrote the lyrics of the Portuguese national anthem, 'A Portuguesa'?

The British Ultimatum 1890

The Portuguese national anthem, 'A Portuguesa', was written in response to which historical event?

Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe

In which countries is Portuguese an official language?

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