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Dutch History Trivia

written by: Remco
 
The Netherlands has been populated since prehistoric times by Keltic and Germanic tribes. The territory saw Spanish, French and German occupation. Several nations and cultures have put their marks on Dutch history. From late 16th century on the Dutch became a colonial power.They acquired the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), the Dutch West Indies (Suriname), the Dutch Antilles. Enjoy and good luck or as we say in Dutch: Veel plezier en geluk !

Question 1:


After the Romans left in 412-413 AD present-day Netherlands was populated by the Franks, Saxons and what other tribe?
Goths
Angles
Jutes
Frisians

Question 2:


According to a legend, what preacher was killed by pagans at the northern city of Dokkum in 754?
Clovis
Radboud
Patrick (Patricius)
Bonifatius

Question 3:


In 1596, navigator Cornelis de Houtman set foot on the shore of what future colonial possession?
Ceylon (Shri Lanka)
New Netherlands (North America)
Dutch East Indies (Indonesia)
Surinam (Dutch Guyana)

Question 4:


What Dutch city was repeatedly plundered by the Vikings?
Elburg
Goes
Dorestad
Roodeschool

Question 5:


What King reigned the Netherlands from 1849 to 1890?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
King Ursul the Fourth
King William the Third
King Zacharias the Sixth
King Lothar the Fifth

Question 6:


Dutch independence from Spain (1648) was recognized in this Treaty.
Treaty of Beijing
Treaty of Munster
Treaty of Soissons
Treaty of Antwerp

Question 7:


The first Dutch railway opened in this year -- the same year Belgian independence was recognized by the Dutch.
1870
1895
1839
1802

Question 8:


What Liberal statesman was Prime Minister of the Netherlands in the mid 19th century? He drafted constitutional changes following the Paris Revolution of 1848.
Anton Adriaan Mussert
Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
Henri Gerard Winkelman
Pieter Jelles Troelstra

Question 9:


Who was the second wife (1879) of King William the Third of Netherlands? Her only daughter, Wilhelmina ascended the throne on September 6th, 1898 at the age of eighteen.
Odette
Constance
Valerie
Emma

Question 10:


What was the nickname of William, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (Willem, Prins van Oranje, Graaf van Nassau), killed in 1584 in the city of Delft?
The Wealthy
The Conqueror
The Bold
The Silent

 


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