The most difficult history of Portugal riddles A list of history of Portugal related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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.very hard 33% it was never finishedit was never finished23%it was destroyed by earthquakeit was destroyed by earthquake33%it was destroyed by Moorsit was destroyed by Moors8%it symbols open way to Heavensit symbols open way to Heavens34%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11737 answers in 2 languages »churches 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.very hard 33% in 12th centuryin 12th century33%in 15th centuryin 15th century40%in 17th centuryin 17th century22%in 19th centuryin 19th century2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4311 answers in 2 languages »nicknames 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.hard 56% EnglandEngland13%SpainSpain15%PortugalPortugal56%GenoaGenoa14%Created by: Park Youn-joo. Statistics based on 8266 answers in 2 languages »kings 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.average 64% SpainSpain22%FranceFrance8%PortugalPortugal64%GermanyGermany3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10458 answers in 2 languages »history of South America riddles » 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.easy 70% foodfood6%christening of Africachristening of Africa6%sea route to Indiasea route to India70%fortunate windsfortunate winds15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9245 answers in 4 languages »South Africa riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.