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 it was?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.orgSouth Africa riddles »easy 70% foodfood546christening of Africachristening of Africa512sea route to Indiasea route to India5383fortunate windsfortunate winds1228 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.orgnicknames riddles »very hard 33% in 12th centuryin 12th century1202in 15th centuryin 15th century1505in 17th centuryin 17th century832in 19th centuryin 19th century93 Which country was ruled by Henry the Navigator?Portugal. Henry the Navigator is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discoveries. He 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-jookings of Europe riddles »hard 55% EnglandEngland928SpainSpain1078PortugalPortugal3818GenoaGenoa1002 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.orgPortugal riddles »average 64% SpainSpain2068FranceFrance807PortugalPortugal5786GermanyGermany324 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: Kasiachurches riddles »very hard 33% it was never finishedit was never finished2523it was destroyed by earthquakeit was destroyed by earthquake3538it was destroyed by Moorsit was destroyed by Moors954it symbols open way to Heavensit symbols open way to Heavens3635 Play history quiz and see all the questions.