History questions This is a list of recently added questions about history. Play history quiz and see all the questions. Where was Dutch colony New Holland located in?North America. The main port of New Holland was New Amsterdam. The colony had existed since 1616 till 1664, when it was occupied by Englishmen, and New Amsterdam became New York.Created by: smyruhard 50% South AfricaSouth Africa920North AmericaNorth America3143West AfricaWest Africa833SurinamSurinam1337Netherlands riddles » Which country apart from England, France, Portugal and Netherlands established a colony in India?Denmark. The colony was run by Danish East India Company with headquarters in Tranguebar (currently Tarangambadi) nearby Madras (Chennai) that was later settled by English.Created by: smyruvery hard 39% SpainSpain1376SwedenSweden368DenmarkDenmark1765GermanyGermany976Denmark riddles » Rome has never been sacked byCarthaginians. During the migration period Rome was sacked by Visigoths in 410, Vandals 45 years later. Four centuries later Arabs also plundered the Eternal City. Carthaginians led by Hannibal never conquered the city despite invading most of Italy.Created by: smyruvery hard 38% VandalsVandals408VisigothsVisigoths513CarthaginiansCarthaginians1917ArabsArabs2160ancient history riddles » Which university in Europe is the oldest?Bologne University (1088) is the oldest university in Europe. It was established in Constantinople in 849. Created by: szymekvery hard 32% Oxford UniversityOxford University703Bologne UniversityBologne University1530Sorbonne UniversitySorbonne University1056Padova UniversityPadova University1412Middle Ages riddles » Sicily was never ruled byTurks. Through its history Sicily was ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French, and Aragon. However it has never been conquered by Osman Empire despite its vicinity. Created by: smyruhard 49% VandalsVandals143ArabsArabs128NormansNormans233TurksTurks500history of Europe riddles » Who introduced the Fibonacci numbers?Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo. His 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics.Created by: Olavery hard 26% Edouard LucasEdouard Lucas59CartesiusCartesius152Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz212Leonardo of PisaLeonardo of Pisa154mathematics riddles » Which country was formerly named East Pakistan?Bangladesh. Between 1947-1971, the current country of Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan, known as the East Pakistan. It was the largest, the most populated and the richest region of Pakistan, completely separated from the rest of the country. In 1971, after 9-month-long war for independence, the province was changed into the independent country of Bangladesh.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 56% MyanmarMyanmar273NepalNepal191BangladeshBangladesh924AfghanistanAfghanistan258historical names riddles » Which country was formerly named Upper Volta?Burkina Faso. "Upper Volta" was the name of the French colony in the upper section of river Volta. In 1958 the country gained independence, and in 1984 it changed its name to “Burkina Faso”. The new name was createf from words in two different local languages: “Burkina” means “honest” in Mossi language, “Faso” means “fatherland” in Dyula language.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% SurinameSuriname204Burkina FasoBurkina Faso1065LaosLaos177GhanaGhana224Western Africa riddles » Which country was formerly named Zaire?Congo. In 1971 the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko changed the name of Republic of Congo to Republic of Zaire. His goal was to replace all the post-colonial names (the capital Leopoldville was changed to Kishasa). However, changing the name of Congo to Zaire was curious, given that the name Congo, which referred both to the river Congo and to the ancient Kongo Empire, was fundamentally "authentic" to pre-colonial African roots, while Zaire is in fact a Portuguese corruption of another African word, Nzere ("river”). In 1997 the name was changed back to Republic of Congo.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% CongoCongo1022AngolaAngola115NamibiaNamibia187ZimbabweZimbabwe324geography riddles » Which country was formerly named Ceylon?Sri Lanka. The name “Ceylon” was given to the island by the Portuguese explorers in 1505. Later it was used by the British as a name of the colony. In 1948, the country gained independence, and changed its name to Sri Lanka (coming from local Sinhalese language) in 1972.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 80% IndonesiaIndonesia186Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea81Sri LankaSri Lanka1527BangladeshBangladesh104Sri Lanka riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.