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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 volcanoes
Land of palm trees
Land of wood
Land of deserts

Question 2:


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

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)
Ceylon (Shri Lanka)
Suriname (Dutch Guyana)
Fort Elmina (West Africa)

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
Philip the Third
Charles the Fifth
Maximilian

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)
Pieter Mondriaan
Jan van Riebeeck
Kees van Dongen
Johannes Vermeer

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 Louis the First
King Maurice the First
King William the First
King Rudolph the First

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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