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Macau: A Long And Colorful History
"The colony of Macau has had an interesting history, from desolate beginnings to its present status of special administrative region of China. Ten questions on Macau. Good luck."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Macau was a colony of which European country?
When was the first permanent Portuguese settlement established in Macau?
Macau was the last European colony in Asia.
The name Macau is derived from what?
A goddess of sea farers
A species of monkey native to the region
A famous Portuguese caravel
An indigenous plant used in medicine
Who was once jailed in Macau on charges of malfeasance, while on a governmental post?
Vasco da Gama
Luis de Camoes
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Macau was given a Portuguese religious name in order to encourage Christianity in the province. What was it?
'City of the name of God'
'City of Christ'
Which other European power's constant efforts to take Macau by force, were repelled on each occasion by the inhabitants?
The rise to prominence of another port in the region heralded the decline of Macau. Which one was it?
The Chinese government paid an annual trading fee to the Portuguese for use of the port's facilities.
After Hong Kong took over as the principal port and trading post of the region, how did Macau's financial fortunes start to rise again?
It became a smugglers haven
Oil was discovered off shore
It moved completely into manufacturing
It became a gambling resort
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Compiled May 23 13