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The History of Mauritius and Rodrigues
"A quiz on one of the most beautiful island-nations in the world. Mauritius and Rodrigues are located in the Indian Ocean and have their own unique culture and traditions ... Find out more."
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Who visited Mauritius in the 10th century AD?
In which year was the island discovered by the Portuguese?
The Dutch were the first settlers on the island.
What name did navigator Pedro de Mascarena give to the island?
The Deer Island
The Dodo Island
The Swan Island
The Sugar Island
The name Mauritius comes from the name of a prince.
For how long did French rule of Mauritius last?
The French never ruled Mauritius
100 years from 1715-1815
95 years from 1715-1810
90 years from 1690-1780
Which French Governor-General of Mauritius from 1735 onwards was responsible for the construction of the first sugar factory in Mauritius and the naming of Port Louis as the capital?
Mahe de la Bourdonnais
Jacques des Champs
In which Indian Ocean naval battle did the French defeat the British?
The Battle of Domaine les Pailles
The Battle of Pamplemousse
The Battle of Vieux Grand Port
The Battle of St.James
Under which General's leadership did the British finally defeat the French?
Under whose leadership did Mauritius gain independence in 1968?
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Lord David Peterson
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