History of Portugal questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of Portugal. The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what?Sea route to India. Bartolomeu Dias originally named the Cape of Good Hope the "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed (by King John II of Portugal) the Cape of Good Hope because it represented the opening of a route to the east.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 71% foodfood1084christening of Africachristening of Africa932sea route to Indiasea route to India10526fortunate windsfortunate winds2185South Africa riddles » When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?In 12th century. Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were estabilished, Sancho I actually ruled Portugal long before that - from 1185 to 1211. He populated remote areas of northern Portugal, notably with Flemish and Burgundian settlers - hence the nickname.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 30% in 12th centuryin 12th century2181in 15th centuryin 15th century3042in 17th centuryin 17th century1711in 19th centuryin 19th century204nicknames riddles » Where was Henry the Navigator from? (He is regarded as the main initiator of the Age of Discoveries)Portugal. Prince Henry the Navigator was fascinated with Africa, which his fleet explored; most intrigued by the Christian legend of Prester John, whose lost kingdom he hoped to find. Under his direction, a new ship was developed, the caravel, which could sail further and faster than the contemporary ships of the Mediterranean.Created by: Park Youn-joohard 55% EnglandEngland1790SpainSpain2171PortugalPortugal7263GenoaGenoa1849kings of Europe riddles » Which European country used to have its capital outside Europe?Portugal. On November 29,1807, Braganza royal family and its court of nearly 15,000 people escaped from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, shortly before Napoleonic forces invaded Lisbon. For thirteen years, Rio de Janeiro functioned as the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 68% SpainSpain3222FranceFrance1408PortugalPortugal11420GermanyGermany536history of South America riddles » Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?It was destroyed by earthquake. The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.Created by: Kasiavery hard 31% it was never finishedit was never finished3783it was destroyed by earthquakeit was destroyed by earthquake5049it was destroyed by Moorsit was destroyed by Moors1432it symbols open way to Heavensit symbols open way to Heavens5624Lisbon riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.