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Quiz about New Holland
Quiz about New Holland

New Holland Trivia Quiz


Many European countries vied with each other to explore the world, establish colonies, and lay claim to rich resources. Not all places named 'New Holland' had to do with Dutch colonialism, however.

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,543
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
571
Last 3 plays: gracious1 (8/10), Guest 97 (5/10), Guest 98 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. While various claims have been made as to who first discovered this island, it was dubbed New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) by Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman in 1644, a name it carried until the 19th century. Which island? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. New York City was originally called New Holland.


Question 3 of 10
3. Portugal and the Netherlands were at war between 1602 and 1663. In the middle of that conflict, the Dutch established New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) in lands captured from the Portuguese, establishing their capital in Recife. In what modern-day country was this? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. New Holland Agriculture, an international agricultural machinery manufacturer, was founded in 1895 in New Holland... in which US State? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the Saint Elizabeth Parish of this Caribbean island is a small village named New Holland, located along the YS River, not far from the beautiful YS Falls attraction. Which Caribbean island? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. During the Franco-Dutch War (1672-78), Dutch captain Jurriaen Aernoutsz captured the capital of Acadia (Fort Pentagouet) and claimed the region for the Dutch Republic, calling it Nova Hollandia. In what modern-day state or province was Fort Pentagouet located? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. When the Kryukov and Admiralty Canals were constructed in 1720 to connect the Moika and Neva Rivers, an island was created. It was named New Holland because the canals and shipbuilding industry made it look similar to Amsterdam. In what Russian city is New Holland Island found? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The town of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England was founded with the establishment of a ferry service across the Humber to Hull. It was, in fact, a smuggling operation. What Dutch-origin alcohol became the inspiration for the town's name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The indie rock band 'New Holland' took their name from their home town in South Africa.


Question 10 of 10
10. The Tim Burton stop-motion animated film "Frankenweenie" (2012) is set in a town named New Holland. The town was designed to resemble a 1970s version of Burton's childhood home in suburbia (mixed with Gothic motifs). So, what real-life city was this New Holland based on? Hint



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1. While various claims have been made as to who first discovered this island, it was dubbed New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) by Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman in 1644, a name it carried until the 19th century. Which island?

Answer: Australia

The discovery of the island continent of Australia was documented by the Netherlands (Willem Janszoon in 1606), but there are also claims by Portugal, China, France, Spain, and India that may precede that date. Documentation, however, is the key determining factor to this point.

The whole of the continent was called New Holland until the establishment of New South Wales on the eastern portion of the island. From then on, the western portion was referred to as New Holland.

The name Australia was suggested in 1804 by British navigator Matthew Flinders, but it would be another twenty years before it came into common use, and even then, both names continued to be used for some time.
2. New York City was originally called New Holland.

Answer: False

New Amsterdam (not New Holland) was established on Manhattan Island in 1625 as the governmental seat of the New Netherland territory. The colony was captured by the British in 1664, after which New Amsterdam was renamed New York, in honour of the Duke of York.

In Dutch, the names were Nieuw-Amsterdam and Nieuw-Nederland.
3. Portugal and the Netherlands were at war between 1602 and 1663. In the middle of that conflict, the Dutch established New Holland (Nieuw-Holland) in lands captured from the Portuguese, establishing their capital in Recife. In what modern-day country was this?

Answer: Brazil

The Dutch captured Recife in 1630 and established New Holland (claiming half of present-day Brazil), which lasted until the Portuguese recaptured their lost territories in 1654. The Dutch demanded the return of their colony, but ceded their claim in the 1661 Treaty of The Hague in exchange for 4 million réis (paid over 16 years).
4. New Holland Agriculture, an international agricultural machinery manufacturer, was founded in 1895 in New Holland... in which US State?

Answer: Pennsylvania

There are actually six places in the United States named New Holland, although the Pennsylvania one is the only one with a significant population (by significant, I mean over 5,000). The others are in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Dakota.

New Holland in Lancaster County was settled in the 1700s by German settlers seeking the advertised freedoms of America. While the settlement went through a few name changes, the name New Holland was chosen to honour the kindness of the people of the Netherlands when they traveled through Rotterdam on the way to the United States. (source newhollandborough.org)
5. In the Saint Elizabeth Parish of this Caribbean island is a small village named New Holland, located along the YS River, not far from the beautiful YS Falls attraction. Which Caribbean island?

Answer: Jamaica

The Saint Elizabeth Parish is a primarily rural region of Jamaica on the southwest coast of the island. The YS River was named for the YS Estate, a sugarcane plantation. The YS Falls have seven levels that cascade down with a pool on each level in which visitors may swim.
6. During the Franco-Dutch War (1672-78), Dutch captain Jurriaen Aernoutsz captured the capital of Acadia (Fort Pentagouet) and claimed the region for the Dutch Republic, calling it Nova Hollandia. In what modern-day state or province was Fort Pentagouet located?

Answer: Maine, USA

Fort Pentagouet was the capital of Acadia between 1670 and 1674 and is located in present-day Castine, Maine.

Aernoutsz's hold on Acadia did not last long as he took over a couple of forts and then sailed on to Nassau, leaving men behind to hold the territory. Within a year, the French had recaptured their forts and reestablished their government. Regardless, the Dutch still made a formal claim to the region, naming a Dutch merchant the governor of the "coasts and countries of Nova Scotia and Acadie". The claim was abandoned with the Treaty of Nijmegen (1678) that ended the Franco-Dutch war.
7. When the Kryukov and Admiralty Canals were constructed in 1720 to connect the Moika and Neva Rivers, an island was created. It was named New Holland because the canals and shipbuilding industry made it look similar to Amsterdam. In what Russian city is New Holland Island found?

Answer: Saint Petersburg

New Holland Island has changed a lot over the years, including the addition of a large Neoclassical arch over the canal leading to the island (called the New Holland Arch, appropriately). A naval prison was constructed on the island in the 1800s, and a radio station in 1915.

After the Russian Revolution, the buildings on the island saw many different uses, from warehousing to military barracks and business offices. In the early 2000s, a new plan to turn the island into a hotel and club district was launched.
8. The town of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England was founded with the establishment of a ferry service across the Humber to Hull. It was, in fact, a smuggling operation. What Dutch-origin alcohol became the inspiration for the town's name?

Answer: Holland's Gin

Holland's Gin is also known as Jenever, and is the juniper-flavoured alcohol from which gin developed. It is a traditional liquor of both the Netherlands and of Belgium.
9. The indie rock band 'New Holland' took their name from their home town in South Africa.

Answer: False

The group (Teejay Terblanche (vocals and guitar), Gerdus Oosthuizen (vocals and guitar), Reyno Buckle (bass and vocals) and Odendaal Esterhuyse (drums)) formed in 2007. They came up with the name New Holland when they drove past a New Holland tractor. That's right - the same New Holland I mentioned in question 4.

They are actually from Bellville, a city in the greater Cape Town metropolitan area.
10. The Tim Burton stop-motion animated film "Frankenweenie" (2012) is set in a town named New Holland. The town was designed to resemble a 1970s version of Burton's childhood home in suburbia (mixed with Gothic motifs). So, what real-life city was this New Holland based on?

Answer: Burbank, California

Growing up in Burbank, just northeast of Hollywood, Tim Burton definitely had access to the world that would one day be his chosen profession. Yet life in suburban Burbank was living in "a world without history, without culture, without passion". Is it any wonder that he let his imagination run wild?

(Quote taken from a French article entitled "La géographie imaginaire des films de Tim Burton : de Burbank à New Holland.", translated with Google Translate.)
Source: Author reedy

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