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More Dutch History

written by: Remco
 
This is a pot-pourri of questions concerning historical facts and developments in the Netherlands from prehistoric times to now . It includes cultural and linguistic trivia since these played a part in Dutch history. Furthermore I added some questions related to the colonial era. They concern events that happened in the former East Indies and West Indies, territories that were part of the Dutch colonial empire. Enjoy and good luck or as we say in Dutch: Veel plezier en geluk !

Question 1:


Holland means what in the ancient Dutch language?
Land of wood
Land of deserts
Land of volcanoes
Land of palm trees

Question 2:


What Batavian led the ill-fated uprising against the Romans AD 69-70?
Atilla
Claudius Civilis
Spartacus
Dipo Negoro

Question 3:


What Dutch colonial possession was held from 1667 to 1975?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
New Netherlands (North America)
Fort Elmina (West Africa)
Ceylon (Shri Lanka)
Suriname (Dutch Guyana)

Question 4:


In 1548, the Dutch fell under the Burgundian League ruled by what monarch?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Brendan
Maximilian
Philip the Third
Charles the Fifth

Question 5:


What Dutch colonial administrator headed South Africa's Cape Colony in 1652?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Kees van Dongen
Jan van Riebeeck
Johannes Vermeer
Pieter Mondriaan

Question 6:


Who became the first king of the Netherlands in 1815 and reigned until 1840?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
King Rudolph the First
King Louis the First
King Maurice the First
King William the First

Question 7:


In what year was the Dutch Labour Party (S.D.A.P.) founded?
1894
1872
1850
1928

Question 8:


What period of time during the Eighty Years' War (1568- 1648) is referred to as the Twelve Years' Truce?
1635 to 1647
1598 to 1610
1569 to 1581
1609 to 1621

Question 9:


In the Netherlands, who headed the famous postwar Cabinet of 1948 - 1958?
William Drees
Barend Biesheuvel
Pieter Gerbrandy
Victor Marynen

Question 10:


Who became the first female Cabinet minister of Holland in 1956?
Wilhelmina Drucker
Kenau Hasselaar
Aletta Jacobs
Margarita Klompe

 


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